Who taught you to work so hard—for someone else?
We learn to dread Mondays, and celebrate Fridays. We are thankful for the weekend. You know, the day and a half your boss grants you to enjoy. Only it’s consumed by errands you have to run that could have been ran during the week. But, you didn’t have time because you were busy working. Oh… and it is a day and a half. You spend the majority of your Sunday dreading work on Monday. Doing what you were conditioned to do.
There are Ants and there are Bees. Workers. They do as they are told. Never to deviate from the plan. The one in charge reaps all the rewards. While clock in, work, clock out. Sleep…eat…repeat.
Spiders are risk takers. The spider goes out, sets up, and comes back later to see what the results are. To see if she will eat for the day? Stark contrast between insects living in the same type of world.
Entrepreneurship is for risk takers. You have to be a brave individual to bet on yourself. To believe you can generate income, from an idea.
Working is the easy way out. It’s safe. Or is it?
I came up with a theory one night, when I was pissed off about the mere idea of working. You see, to me, work is you helping to make someone else rich because that person was ballsy enough to tap into his/her inner-spider. They have you doing work they don’t want to do, earn a huge profit, then give you the smallest percentage possible to keep them in the black. Hence a pay scale.
What amount keeps them rich, while keeping you content enough to keep making them a profit?
So here’s my theory:
We’ll use $12 an hour as an example.
$12 in exchange for an hour of your time, meaning one hour of your time is only worth $12. That’s what you agreed to during the interview right?
8 hours of your day in exchange for $96
$480 earned in a week
How much is your time worth in your eyes?
There are 24 hours in a day.
7 days in a week.
8 hours= good sleep. Between work & sleep, 16 hours are given up already.
112 hours given up per week if you add in work & sleep. Meaning you have 56 hours left for yourself.
As an entrepreneur, you have 128 hours available vs 56 with a standard 9-5
16 hours per day available vs 8 with a standard 9-5
So what are you doing with your time?
Of course adjust the money to whatever it is you make. You may be shocked at the results. Just like you’d be shock to realize how many people really value your talent(s).
You may be blessed with a talent. Or an idea. Or both!
This piece is for those on the fence. Those who are like me. Who hate the idea of working for someone else. Making someone else rich. Who dream of being in control of your time, and income. Dare to bet on yourself!
Spiders, ants, and bee’s.
You can either gather your own food, or gather someone else’s.
You make the choice.