If you’re reading this you probably feel trapped in the monotonous hell of a 9-5.
And every day is the worst day of your life.
Saturdays are bad because you’re still trying to unwind from the stress of Monday-Friday and Sundays are worse because you’re dreading the next Monday-Friday steamroller.
I know this feeling well. But I’m not there anymore.
Not because I quit. No, I’m still punching a clock like you.
I’m not there anymore because I’ve changed my outlook.
I’ve decided not to see my job as a hinderance to my dream job as a book publisher and author, but rather as an enabler (and I do mean that in a good way).
It’s because of my day job that I have money to pay for my mocha frappuccios (fancy shakes) while conference calling with my business partners. Of course, I’ll need that income later to pay for a personal trainer to lose all those carbs.
My day job pays for my food and my gas and my internet. I couldn’t pursue my dream without those things.
But it’s more than that.
My day job is my platform to put my best self forward. While there, I can practice pulling my colleagues together and encourage them to work their best. After all, those traits will be required of me as CEO of Endever Publishing Studios.
So, even though it’s Monday, and I’m dealing with difficult people on the phone all day, I want to say, “Thank you, Day Job, for providing sustenance so I can pursue my dream.”
I challenge you to thank your boss for the job you have. And work at it as though you’re the CEO.
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