There are two groups of people I talk to every day;
1. “I want to do….. for a living and I need help starting.”
2. “I want to use the internet to help my existing business grow.”
Both groups are similar in that they want to be the boss, they’re discontent and they’re taking action. That’s not normal. Starting is not normal.
I’m surrounded by “normal” right now. I’m sitting at a diner in downtown during lunch hour. People are scurrying through the line, most of them needing to return to their cubicles in the next 45 minutes. I think you can do important work in a cubicle by the way, but that’s despite the cubicle, not because of it.
The guys sitting next to me in suits aren’t dreaming about much of anything, other than 5 o’clock. My dad was one of those guys I think. He traded his dreams for a suit because he loved his family and wanted to provide for us. It worked out for most of his life until he got fired when he was about 60. I’m grateful for the work he did but I sort of wish he could have been a firefighter. I think that was his dream.
I have no idea what your dream is but please don’t trade it for 45 minute lunch breaks. It’s always hard to start or improve something, that’s why most people don’t try. They stay where they are, they get 2 weeks of vacation and they work for someone else. If that’s your dream then go for it, but if it’s not then from one starter to another, don’t give up. Don’t be normal. Start.