Handsome or Not every Job gives salary and that is what we are after ultimately.
Well True or may be not.
Some might choose the Money which is apparently the only thing we strive for while looking for a Job. But believe me its not that Simple either. Just hear me out once!
I really accept the fact, weather we go for spiritual “happyness” or materialistic “happyness”, money is and always will be there toeing in your way (at-least until we are living a social life).
So let’s clear a thing out here “MONEY IS A MUST FACTOR”.
I Won’t go out of my way and start showering random philosophy.
Talking Straight, It depends on What age I am and What condition I am in life-wise.
If you are someone who is in their 30s. You might have a family to feed and lots of responsibilities to fulfil. Money is what going to be your friend in doing so. If you earn enough that your basic needs and responsibilities are getting sorted out. Then you might want to play safe and still look for something to grow. But safely. And that is quite alright and quite understanding.
Real people don’t keep weeping, sooner or later you have to wipe of your tears, worries and laziness and start moving forward to achieve. Once I reach that phase in life. Where I think there left nothing to worry and everything is planned and sorted. Then I can rest back and spend lots of time with my family, kids and friends. (PS : I don’t have kids yet. These are Thoughts of someone “Awara” like us and yes, with family and kids. I am just delivering that perspective)
If you are struggling Individual like us and are in your 20s.
Let’s see how same situation is different Dilemma for us?
Everybody wanna achieve success faster, get loads of Money quickly which is exciting.
Back in school days I learnt about “Compound Interest“. And back few days I watched a Video on YouTube. About “How we can become Financially Free by implementing Compound Interest and start with less Money”. (It was a great watch. I don’t have video link with me to share with you. But, any related search on YouTube can give you lots of relevant content)
Getting back to where we were. That video gave me insight of maybe that formula can be applied on our life also. The thing is, If personally I go for a descent Job with handsome salary in my 20s. I won’t have enough time left to enhance my skills after a day of 9 to 5 Job. (one can do this in Job also.) Only some superhuman or highly motivated individual can work on skill if unrelated to current Job. And that will set our dependency on the Job we are doing.
I am doing a full time remote Job with descent but not handsome Money.
Still left with sufficient time to kill or work on other skills or streams like this Blog. I do occasionally get offers from different recruiters on Linkedin. Many of them offers more than double what I am earning now. But I still choose Time after work over Money in a Job.
Mostly I complete my daily Job work in 5 hours (Yes, I have that flexibility. It’s not that big organisation that’s why the money). After this, I watch lots of video about “Starting Own Business” , “Getting Financially Free in my 30s or 40s”. Cause I don’t want to work my whole life.
I will work my *ss of now so that me and my family can enjoy Money and Time later.
Even if I have to do a regular Job later and all my other plans shatter (which never gonna happen. I am going to achieve my goals no matter what). I will still have experience and skills which I have enhanced in these years. An that will give me advantage and chances of good salary when I am need.
So that’s that. Today, I will choose Time left after Work that Money in Job. Because, I don’t want to give control of my life to my Job. Currently my situation may depend on payslip I get every month end. But that’s gonna change soon. I am working on it. But, If I am at older age then this whole perspective changes. All depends on ones situation and priorities. After all, We all got just one life to enjoy.
I still fear, What I will do if I loose my Job or Company gets shut due to whatever reason. That is why I will work on my plans now to get rid of this Fear.
This is the time. It’s never too late to start. We all will surely achieve our goal. Because that’s what real people do.