A fantastic rule of thumb to keep in mind is; if you want to become wealthy make sure that you don’t work for someone else! This article outlines some of the problems that your typical 9 to 5 job can create.
Selling your time
The first explicit problem with a 9 to 5 job is contained in the title as implies that you are bounded by time.
Unfortunately time is a finite commodity and like everyone else in the world, you only have 24 hours in a day to work with.
By working in a job that is limited by time usually means you will never obtain the wealth and riches you dream of.
Trading time for money is a bad idea if you have visions of grandeur. The most effective way to make money is to build income streams that work without you having to sacrifice your time.
All successful entrepreneurs recognise this, and are able to build money making systems that operate independently from any time restraints.
Devising systems that make money is much more effective, because once the systems are established they pretty much run themselves.
Like the central processing unit of a computer, or the engine of a car, once a system is built all that is required is the pressing of a button and it becomes self-sustainable.
Losing sight of your own goals
Most people that work 9 to 5 jobs usually spend most of their time working on their boss’s goals and on not their own ones. Consequently people lose sight of their own dreams and aspirations.
I think that is one of the worst potential side effects of the typical 9 to 5 job.
Spend at least 10 minutes each day working out exactly what it is that you want. Take time to write down your personal values, and make sure that you lead a life that works in sync with them.
Doing this regularly may help you to identify a feasible strategy to escape the trappings of a 9 to 5 job.