Don't Read This if You Love Your Job

DON’T READ THIS IF YOU LOVE YOUR JOB

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If you’re still reading, I’ll assume that you have that nagging feeling that

There’s more to life than this…
the daily grind…the 9-5…corporate life.

Whatever you want to call it, if you do not LOVE your job then why the hell are you spending half of your waking life doing it? Seriously think about this. If there isn’t a damn good reason, then perhaps it’s time to start considering a change.

Who am I to tell you this? I am not in an office building…I’m not even in my own country. I am in the middle of a road trip around the south island of New Zealand. Most days are filled with fun, relaxation, and sights that there are simply no adjectives for. But it wasn’t always like this…

Don't Read This if You Love Your Job

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From 2001 to 2011 I worked for JetBlue Airways in their corporate offices in Queens, New York. I started as an intern and what a cool job it was at that time. However, once I graduated from college and started working there full-time,

a nagging feeling sprouted in the depths of my brain.

Although I knew that JetBlue was doing great things, I never grew up as an “airline geek” or someone who needed to work for an airline. I always assumed that this would be a great first step in my “career” (not that I knew what my career would be), but as the years passed this was clearly not just a stepping stone…

this was my life.

It took almost a decade of corporate life before I made the change. Credit truly goes to my amazing wife for lighting the spark that eventually led us both to quit our jobs and begin traveling.

Now I hope that my story can help be that SPARK for you.

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Now it’s YOUR turn:

Let the naysayers tell you that it’s called “work” for a reason, or that most people don’t love their jobs. I am not a naysayer and I am not going to keep those lies going. The happiest people in this world DO love their jobs and don’t even consider it work. If this isn’t you, maybe it’s time to start figuring out what you can do with your life that will make you happy.

The naysayer in you probably has a list of questions
or maybe even insults to throw my way, such as:

“What about MONEY!?! This job (that I don’t love) at least gives me a steady (and possibly large) paycheck.”

“I’m an important person at work and they NEED me there! Screw you for saying I should leave.”

“How can I be a responsible member of society if I quit?”

“What about my stock options?!?”

“Grow up asshole!”

I assure you, Alisa and I will answer all of these questions (and respond to warranted insults) on this blog (check out our posts to Help Inspire You and Help You Quit Your Corporate Job). You can also email us directly or leave a comment below.

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In the meantime, my only goal today is to get you to do one thing…

Acknowledge that nagging feeling.

Don’t hide it, bury it away, or give in to the naysayers. Instead, celebrate this realization and get excited for what lies ahead. We’re about to embark on a journey together. This won’t be an easy journey, but the dividends you’ll receive will far surpass that of your 401k.

After all, would you rather look forward to retirement or
would you rather look forward to tomorrow?

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Do YOU have that nagging feeling? Have you already begun your journey towards happiness? Do you think I’m a fucking idiot? Leave a comment below!