I Quit My Job - No More Compromise!Group: Better Networker Results
Over the last 14 years I have been blessed with having a career I absolutely loved. I have been a Complementary Therapist & tutor. So I spent my days with clients doing Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hot Stones Massage to name a few treatments. I also spent a couple of days each week lecturing at a local college. If I could inspire just a few students to have half of the enthusiasm I had for my career then my time had been well spent. I always say that if I can make a difference to just 1 person per week then my efforts have been worthwhile.
However, as time goes by you begin to question how you can make your life easier & more comfortable & set new goals to help to move you forward & grow. I did just this less than 2 years ago & found my way to Internet Marketing & Coaching & found a company that not only had the same philosophies, values & outlook to life as myself, but also gave me the opportunity to do more of what I loved – helping others to become what they deserve to be. It also afforded me the opportunity to grow as a person into who I truly am.
However, I still loved the face to face interaction with students so kept a few hours teaching at college. Yesterday January 5th was the first day back from the Christmas holiday & as usual I got up & went to work with the usual enthusiasm very happy to be there. Then as the day wore on a dawning that had begun to break a few months earlier began to build in my mind.
Some of these students did not want to learn they did not care & they did not want to take responsibility for themselves to make something of their lives. They were expecting the college & me to ‘spoon feed’ them so that they did not even have to think for themselves. The commitment to their studies & their future & even to themselves was non existent in some cases. Once qualified, they hope to fall into a ‘job’ where they would not really have to work at or give anything back to. In short some were going to take a free ride & give nothing back or be victims of life. The blame would never lie with them but always with someone else.
I cannot help thinking that in some way they are not wrong. As society works today we are not given the dignity of making many our own choices & with a welfare state to ‘catch’ people as they fall there is a great lack of incentive for many to try. Some parents do not instill values in their children & we are not taught in school how to be accountable to ourselves or how to assume that responsibility & how to give back. They lead to the breeding of irresponsible, selfish young adults with low self esteem who contribute little of value to their society.
As an entrepreneur I take responsibility for my actions, I make myself accountable, I surround myself with like minded people who inspire me & who make me reach even higher. Gone are the days of settling for 2nd or even 3rd best, this is no longer acceptable to me. I have the choice to surround myself with people who make me feel great & inspire me, people who add something to my life or people who try to drag me down. Guess who I choose?
So, the upshot of the epiphany I had yesterday afternoon was that I quit & do you know what – I felt on top of the world & totally elated.
I chose to take responsibility for who I am & what I do & who I mix with. I do not need some other ‘unseen’ authority taking my decisions for me & I do not need a group of negative, irresponsible, unaccountable people robbing me of my hard earned positivity & success.
So, from now on I surround myself with other similar people who also think & act as I do & who strive to make not only our own lives richer but that of others too by making a positive contribution & paying back.
2009 Is already an exceptional year & it is only going to get better!
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