Escape From the 40 Year Plan…And Create a Lifestyle
I remember the days of feeling like I was trapped….stuffed inside a cubicle in a high rise office building…
Have you ever felt this way?
Watching the smokers out on the balcony, several times a day, escape the “cubicle prison” for a quick toke and a break….
Clock watching as it inched EVER-SO-SLOWLY to quitting time….
Creeping home in rush hour traffic, trying to squeeze the most out of the 4-5 hours available in the evening and then…
Getting up to do it ALL OVER AGAIN!
Have you ever felt like this? Like you were trapped?
Trapped in the rat race….the corporate cubicle… a job you dislike…trapped doing things over and over and over that consume way too much of your life and don’t get you where you want to go?
Do you know what they call the definition of insanity?
Doing the same thing, over and over again, expecting different results….
And, yet, daily, millions of people around the globe, do this…
I didn’t want this to be me; do you want it to be you?
One of my mentors shared this story recently….
“I worked in corporate consulting in a forty-five story office building in New York City. I thought I had it made. I worked 60 hours a week, got 15 days of vacation a year and had a nice manager title, nice benefits and great people I worked with…
…but I felt trapped. I felt like the goals I really wanted in life were slipping away as I worked my tail off each week in the cubicle.
I had an aha-moment the day I shared my dream with one of my corporate mentors, who patted me on the shoulder and said: ‘The only security you will ever have in life is what you create for yourself’.
Reflecting on his powerful comment as I walked back to my cubicle, I understood that to achieve what I wanted long term, I had to prepare and condition myself mentally and emotionally, toughen up my belief and confidence, and bullet-proof my vision with the right skill sets and action steps for this new business and life direction.”
How to Walk Away From the 40 Year Plan
So how do you make this a reality for you and escape the corporate cubicle?
It all starts with those things deep inside of YOU –
A willingness to stop talking about it and TAKE ACTION!
A mentor to guide you.
For me, my why was stronger than my why not. I did not want to get a job and put my children in day care.
YOUR ACTION PLAN LIST
Find an opportunity or business to start. Do your research and make sure that it is something you will enjoy doing but not only that…something that actually makes money.
Make sure it has a solid product that attracts customers.
Find a mentor to train and coach you to success – someone who has what you want.
Create a business plan. Put realistic goals and expectations. You are in this for the long run. With a good opportunity it may take you a few years or more to get to the point where you can quit that job forever…but realize when you do YOU ARE FREE! So make a long-term business plan. People who fail, usually don’t have a business plan and they think success should be instant.
Fill your mind with POSITIVE information and teachings.
Read Think and Grow Rich and As a Man Thinketh. Listen to the teachings of Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Earl Nightingale, Denis Waitley, and Dale Carnegie to name a few. Let them become your coaches and mentors.
TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!
Decide what you want to do and GO FOR IT! Find the time in your life even if you are super busy. Work on your new business during your lunch hour, early in the morning, late at night. Find the time. You can do it because you know the rewards will be worth it.A few years of time sacrifice will be worth it when you break out of the cubicle and live a life of freedom!
It is very possible to reach your goals and escape the Corporate Rat Race if you really want it. Sure there will be bumps in the road and it may not always turn out exactly like you wanted and you may have to change courses a few time.
…but if you stay the course, work hard, and never quit… You will be rewarded.
Remember the day you walk away from your job and are carrying your box of personal items out to your car…not because you were fired or laid off…
…but because you QUIT!
(Don’t forget to have someone take pictures of you with your box of stuff as you walk to your car…it will be part of your story!)
If you are looking for a great opportunity that can help YOU escape the cubicle –