Steve Pavlina has done it again with an almost outrageous article called 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job that will be sure to infuriate some people. Yes, you know who you are. Granted, Steve makes a relatively small fortune (by some people’s standards) so maybe he is more comfortable saying what many of us think but are afraid to say.

The only caveat I’d offer to his excellent and bold points is that if you have a family and currently are not generating income, you need to do whatever you can to bring in income to support your family, including a job. I once drove a taxi for over a year (I thought it was only going to be a few weeks) so it kind of burns me to hear folks talk about how they don’t want to get a job because the “next big thing” is getting ready to happen to them, when their children and spouse are at risk. Do something. Don’t be a starving artist, musician, or entreprenuer. I’m speaking to myself here, too.

But I agree with Steve - if you can even squeeze out a paltry living on your own, you should consider investing time in yourself and quit that $70,000/year job as soon as you can. Make history - leave something to your children - do what you love. I guess the only caveat is if you truly, actually, really love your job. I suppose it is possible. I’ve never meant anyone who has convinced me that they do love it, although many readily say this - although I usually hear them complaining about it less than a week later. Read Steve’s article and let him know what you think.

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