The Best Job You Could Ask For
Once you are grown and on your own, undoubtedly you will need a job. The question is not whether or not you will find a job (given the state of our current economy it can be a challenge) but whether or not you will find the job you were created to do.
We spend on average 40 hours a week working. Take the time to get to ready for work, the time to travel to and from our jobs and you could easily spend 50 plus hours a week just doing work related events. There are 168 hours in a week so about 1/3 of our time is spent centering around this thing we call "work".
That being the case, we should try our best to have jobs that fulfill us. We need to be both challenged while performing our job and rewarded when we do a great at it. You cannot have these results if you go out and just "get a job". So many people go to work to earn a paycheck and provide for them and their families. This makes it hard to pursue the career that is meant for you if you are not fulfilled at your current position.
Am I saying quit your job? Not necessarily. What I am saying is you need to focus on what you want to do, what you love to do and what you would be willing to do even if you were not being paid. Focus the 1/3 of your life you spend working being as productive as possible while making the living you hope to have so you can enjoy life.
What is the best job you could hope for? I believe it is a job that offers you the following characteristics;
Financial Security - it is a sad thing to get up everyday, spend all this time working and not earning enough to be secure. How much is that? Based on your budget you want a job that pays your bills, allows you to save a portion each paycheck and invest in your future. If I make $5000 a month and my monthly obligations are $3000 a month I have $2000 "margin" to work with each month. Margin is important in maintaining financial security.
Financial Freedom - this involves working to the point where you are not a slave to your job. Its been said that most people are only 30 days away from financial ruin. Can you take a month off, get no check from work and still live as you live with your job? If not, you are not free yet. Strive to get to the place where you have the reserves to hold you over even if you become unemployed.
Passive Income Sources - Let's say you have a good job and in addition you own real estate that gives you $2500 a month after the bills are paid. This is considered a passive income source. Increase these different sources for passive income and your job becomes much easier to work.
The best job to have is the one that allows you to grow into total freedom!