There’s got to be a better way
A New York Times article just posted is headlined, “U.S. Jobless Rate Hits 14-Year High” and notes “a fresh 240,000 American jobs disappeared in October, the 10th consecutive month of retrenchment. It brought the toll of lost jobs to 1.2 million for the year.”
Are there viable alternatives to standard employment?
Valerie Young abandoned her corporate cubicle years ago to found ChangingCourse, a “career change website for people who want be their own boss and work at what they love.”
Now a “Turning Interests Into Income” expert, she writes in multiple articles on this site about finding achievement, financial success and an authentic calling outside – or even within – a corporate career.
In the latest article of hers I have posted, she writes:
“The alarm clock jars you awake at some insanely early hour. As you hit the snooze button you think, ‘there’s gotta be a better way to make a living.’
“As someone who rolled out of bed this morning at 8:30, I’m here to deliver the good news: there is.
Is income the real barrier?
“A lot of people dream of escaping ‘Dilbert’s world’ and being their own boss. Perhaps the biggest reason these dreams get derailed is money. Or, more accurately, faulty thinking about what it means to ‘make a living.’
“I’m no exception. For a long time I thought before I could take the leap to self-employment, I had to first figure out a venture that would generate the same amount of income as I was then earning.
“Not so, says Barbara Winter, self-bosser and author of Making a Living Without a Job. Winter is an enthusiastic advocate of what she calls multiple profit centers…”
Continued in article You Don’t Need A Job to Make a Living, by Valerie Young.
[Comic from Dilbert.com]
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Article publié pour la première fois le 07/11/2008