You’re Still A Rat If You Win Rat Race

October 31, 2013 in Internet Marketing Lifestyle, Marketing Quotes

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You’re Still A Ratrat race

“The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”Lilly Tomlin, American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.

The 9-to-5 grind is something that enslaves millions of people across the world. There are so many people that are wrapped up in corporations, working for other people and squandering their creativity each and every day. The true path to freedom in the workplace comes when you are ready to surrender yourself from working for a company and finally going out and making opportunities for yourself. It is a difficult thing to put yourself out there, but you will be rewarded by having more flexibility and an opportunity to possibly make more money by doing something that you love. When you are doing something that you love, money isn’t such a motivational factor, you’ll find other things that are more rewarding and fulfilling.

Earlier this month I was in Australia for a few weeks, visiting friends and seeing the sights in Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney. I also went on a walkabout on Frazer Island. I even flew round the island taking off and landing from the beach that also serves as the islands main road… tides permitting! During this time my business kept on rocking and on my day of departure I got confirmation of a new business deal, my companies biggest to date.

I picked up a book at the Gold Coast Airport to read on my flight to Malaysia called The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. I recommend you get a copy of it if you are looking to leave the rat race or work remotely from your office. It’s jammed packed with useful, practical advice. I know I can save a few extra hours a day by changing the way I work to give me even greater freedom.

The Purpose of Working

So many people experience stress in their jobs but will carry on working because of the financial incentive that it gets them. If you work at a job long enough there’s a good chance that you will get promoted and while this leads to more responsibility, you are also rewarded with a better financial incentive. Supposedly winning the rat race would mean achieving the status of the head of a company, but this only happens to a very small percentage of people. By going it alone you instantly become the head of your own company and you’re presented with all of the freedom you want depending when, where and with who you want to work with.

Find your Freedom

By working as a freelancer, entering into the Internet marketing lifestyle, or starting your own business you can work at attaining the type of freedom that most people in the working world can only dream of. The kind of freedom that allows you to work from the beach and run your business from anywhere in the world. While it is a large sacrifice to give up a well-paying job to pursue a dream as a freelancer, or to start a business on your own, it’s important to remember that you can take small steps first. Researching and beginning these options (reading the 4-Hour Work Week is a good place to start) when you are still working will allow you to have financial security until you’re ready to support yourself and work on your own terms when and where your heart desires.

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You’re Still A Rat