Posts Tagged ‘personal development’

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

This is one powerful article. I have been suggesting this to my friends who are not happy with their job. Why they shouldn’t continue doing what they don’t want to do. Why trading time for money is the worst trade. Here are the 10 Reasons from Steve Pavlina’s Blog. I just want to share it here with you.

By Steve Pavlina

1. Income for dummies.
Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s stupid! It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income! This is truly income for dummies.

Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Don’t you see a problem with that, or have you been so thoroughly brainwashed into thinking it’s reasonable and intelligent to only earn income when you’re working? Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps?

Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too? Why not get paid 24/7? Get paid whether you work or not. Don’t your plants grow even when you aren’t tending to them? Why not your bank account?

Who cares how many hours you work? Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at the office. Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60. But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it. We don’t care about your time — we only care enough to pay for the value we receive. Do you really care how long it took me to write this article? Would you pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only 3?

Non-dummies often start out on the traditional income for dummies path. So don’t feel bad if you’re just now realizing you’ve been suckered. Non-dummies eventually realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that there must be a better way. And of course there is a better way. The key is to de-couple your value from your time.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.

This web site is an example of such a system. At the time of this writing, it generates about $9000 a month in income for me (update: $40,000 a month as of 10/31/06), and it isn’t my only income stream either. I write each article just once (fixed time investment), and people can extract value from them year after year. The web server delivers the value, and other systems (most of which I didn’t even build and don’t even understand) collect income and deposit it automatically into my bank account. It’s not perfectly passive, but I love writing and would do it for free anyway. But of course it cost me a lot of money to launch this business, right? Um, yeah, $9 is an awful lot these days (to register the domain name). Everything after that was profit.

Sure it takes some upfront time and effort to design and implement your own income-generating systems. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel — feel free to use existing systems like ad networks and affiliate programs. Once you get going, you won’t have to work so many hours to support yourself. Wouldn’t it be nice to be out having dinner with your spouse, knowing that while you’re eating, you’re earning money? If you want to keep working long hours because you enjoy it, go right ahead. If you want to sit around doing nothing, feel free. As long as your system continues delivering value to others, you’ll keep getting paid whether you’re working or not.

Your local bookstore is filled with books containing workable systems others have already designed, tested, and debugged. Nobody is born knowing how to start a business or generate investment income, but you can easily learn it. How long it takes you to figure it out is irrelevant because the time is going to pass anyway. You might as well emerge at some future point as the owner of income-generating systems as opposed to a lifelong wage slave. This isn’t all or nothing. If your system only generates a few hundred dollars a month, that’s a significant step in the right direction.

2. Limited experience.
You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain ”experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all. Sit around doing nothing for a couple years, and you can call yourself an experienced meditator, philosopher, or politician.

The problem with getting experience from a job is that you usually just repeat the same limited experience over and over. You learn a lot in the beginning and then stagnate. This forces you to miss other experiences that would be much more valuable. And if your limited skill set ever becomes obsolete, then your experience won’t be worth squat. In fact, ask yourself what the experience you’re gaining right now will be worth in 20-30 years. Will your job even exist then?

Consider this. Which experience would you rather gain? The knowledge of how to do a specific job really well — one that you can only monetize by trading your time for money – or the knowledge of how to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life without ever needing a job again? Now I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have the latter experience. That seems a lot more useful in the real world, wouldn’t you say?

3. Lifelong domestication.
Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet.

Look around you. Really look. What do you see? Are these the surroundings of a free human being? Or are you living in a cage for unconscious animals? Have you fallen in love with the color beige?

How’s your obedience training coming along? Does your master reward your good behavior? Do you get disciplined if you fail to obey your master’s commands?

Is there any spark of free will left inside you? Or has your conditioning made you a pet for life?

Humans are not meant to be raised in cages. You poor thing…

4. Too many mouths to feed.
Employee income is the most heavily taxed there is. In the USA you can expect that about half …….

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Ordered Books from Amazon Shipped by JAC

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

So, having my free time occupied by reading lots of different e-books, well mostly, personal development and positive thinking type. I want to own a paperback version of those books that I deemed to be very useful so that I can share it at home. But after my last traumatic experience of ordering online, see my previous post here, I need to find a way of bringing my ordered books to safety :). I learned from reading forums here and there that some are using a reroute system.  So using our favorite search engine, here’s what I think to be a likely candidate:

1. Johnny Air Cargo

2. Manila Forwarder



5. Xend Express

After reading and analyzing each, I decided to give Johnny Air Cargo (JAC) a try. Since they’ve been operating since 2006 and are still active so I guess they are doing a great job, ne? Hehe. So reading from another blog and verifying in JAC location, I emailed Miss Analyn Diego:


I’m going to order books from and I’m thinking of using Johnny Air Cargo to ship my orders here in Philippines.

What steps should I do? Where do I register?

Thank you.

Surprisingly, she got on me very fast and she replied back this:

Dear (My Name),

Thank you for your email. You do not need to register.

Once you decide on what to order-please ask your vendor to label the package as follows:



(718) 672-7080

Please email the tracking number once it’s available.

Please advise me your contact number and the branch where you want to pick up your package.

Thank you for your email and hope to so business with you.

Analyn Diego
69-04 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377

There. So I made my purchased at Amazon and ordered these 4 books:

2 of : The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence (Revised)

1 of : The Secret of the Soul: Using Out-of-Body Experiences to Understand Our True Nature

1 of : Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

Ohh, those books sound weird right? Heheh, we’ll I’m weird so there’s nothing unusual on those books  :). The first one, is about personal development and I ordered two because I’m going to give one as a gift to one of my friend. The 2nd and 3rd book is about OBE and Lucid Dreaming. I’ll talk more about those topics later and maybe post some reviews on those books. And by the way, those books are over $25 so shipping is free :).

So those orders was shipped on November 10, 2009.  Using tracking on Amazon it arrived at JAC warehouse on November 15. It was then shipped by JAC from New York to Philippines on November 19. I picked it up then on SM Megamall on November 24. The books are sealed in a hard plastic and put inside of a Amazon box and weight 3 lbs. When I arrived on SM Megamall, I picked it up in its original Amazon box without any sign of tampering. That’s nice eh? I then pay their service and shipping free of around 1300 pesos since it weights 3 lbs. The fee is based on weight by the way.

Overall, I’m happy with JAC service :). I got my books unharmed and I have dealed with their very friendly agents. Oh, even the staffs of JAC at SM Megamall are very accomodating.

I would definitely use their service again in the near future. Ciao! :)