Don't you just hate work!!!

by willay
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Man! I can't wait until I don't have to be an employee anymore. My bosses were getting after me for retarded things tonight..just so pointless. I just wanted to tell them how retarded it was but I don't want to get fired yet so I'm just like yep, yep, yep..I bet some of you know the feeling well. I like it now when work makes me mad though because it gives me fuel to take more action with internet marketing! Lets hear some of your guys stories about what makes you mad about work and how it makes you take more action!

Cheers,
#hate #work
  • Profile picture of the author garathnormanmtts
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Originally Posted by willay View Post

    I like it now when work makes me mad though because it gives me fuel to take more action with internet marketing!
    That's the attitude I had to work myself out of my job.

    You just have to be persistent, think about quality, and try to take a unique angle on things.

    In this industry, building relationships and trust is extremely important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    The funny thing is .. when you start making it full time .. you have to be the worker and the boss that stays on your a$$ each time you make a stupid mistake.

    I know it sounds crazy but sometimes we need to follow the boss' stupid suggestions as it takes a lot more structure and self diligence running your own business than any boss can expect from a mear employee.

    Many say not taking action is the single worse thing one can do when starting an internet business. I think it is not having enough self discipline.

    Taking no action can be disastrous, but usually just ends up in a stalemate. Knowing what actions to take and not having the discipline to take them will always end in a negative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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    Originally Posted by willay View Post

    Man! I can't wait until I don't have to be an employee anymore. My bosses were getting after me for retarded things tonight..just so pointless. I just wanted to tell them how retarded it was but I don't want to get fired yet so I'm just like yep, yep, yep..I bet some of you know the feeling well. I like it now when work makes me mad though because it gives me fuel to take more action with internet marketing! Lets hear some of your guys stories about what makes you mad about work and how it makes you take more action!

    Cheers,
    I think we must be on opposite ends of the scale. Hate work? Me? Never!

    I love it. It consumes me with an absolute burning passion. Every week I put in a huge number of hours the equivalent to your working week in just one shift.

    That's right, I can easily work for 40 plus hours without stopping. This is the second such stint I'm putting in this week on top of all of the other hours. Already I'm well into 3 figures for this week alone.

    I've been self employed since I was 14 years old when I set up my own company. That was 30 years ago and I'm still going strong now. Doing what I love doing.

    A boss, what's a boss? This is a foreign concept to me.

    I work on my terms, this is my life, my hours and my profit belong to me not somebody else. I ain't no slave to some geezer telling me when to hop, skip and jump. I wonder what that's like? I daren't think.

    Check out my thread...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ers-forum.html

    It's a very simple question with a large number of posts from other entrepreneurs like myself who just love being in business.

    And if you're just starting out down this road there's lots of very good tips in there for you to take to heart and implement without any delay.

    Good luck!

    Best,


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  • Profile picture of the author Sapan Verma
    If you're successful at IM and I hope you are, you'll go from being an employee to an employer unless you decide to do everything yourself. Will be interesting to see what your employees think of you then
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    We shouldn't hate work, if not for work, we couldn't even buy ourselves food to eat, clothes to wear and house for our shelter. I understand your situation regarding what your boss wants you do everything he/she says, but that's the basic reality, they are the boss and we are his/her employees. It might that you hate him/her because it sometimes get in our nerves how our boss sometimes will try to make our life more difficult. However, the fun part of work is that you will eventually develop your skills and knows the potential of your capability. I would have to agree with you that there are employers that really drives us nuts, probably they are just trying to share his work to us or wants to burden us with his supposed task,lol.If you decide to change to online of earning some money, that is also work. You are the boss and at the same time the employee of your company, but you must have that self-discipline and strong-commitment since online work requires perseverance and hard work to succeed.
    In general, in any work that you choose, you must love and enjoy your work and eventually, your work will also love you. You must establish a good relationship with your clients and other people for you to market your products and be polite always to them.
    Always keep a positive outlook in life.
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    • Profile picture of the author danstairs
      Hope you get out of your crap job soon and embrace the IM world. My only advice is obvious. Don't jack the job until your up and running in IM. I hate my job more than I hate politicians, but it's just a necessary evil. Have a look at an IM course that takes you step by step right from the beginning through to the clever stuff, either pdf or video and get a good feel for what it's all about and then plunge in and do it. Once you know all the basics and terminology, there's a mountain of info here to make it all work. Just my 2p
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  • Profile picture of the author Patient-X
    I remember when i used to work part time when i was younger!

    It was to much for me then, listening to my boss giving me abuse for no reason.

    I suppose i was lucky to find IM so early in my life, never needed to work for a company full time after that crappy part time job!
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  • Profile picture of the author krikkod
    No offense but if you hate work now you will be in for a surprise once you go full time.

    Don't get me wrong you can reap major benefits in IM, but if you don't put in the work to "till the soil" you won't be harvesting those large crops of cash that got you interested in the first place.

    There's no "magic beans" in this business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I loved my work as a web designer / SEO .. I had (and still have) passion for it.

    It was the lack of control, lack of freedom and feeling like I wasn't being paid my true worth, that got to me.

    One day I decided I wouldn't go back to 9-5 and try to make money online.

    It was a mistake.

    Looking back, it would have been smarter to build a small business in my spare time, then leave the corporate world when I could see the business required more input if it was to expand.

    Instead I spent ages trying different things, failing, starting over again, failing, starting over again, until it all clicked into the place.

    Not sure what made it click.. I met someone, a fellow Warrior, who really inspired me and they changed the way I thought about things. Which changed my actions.

    That probably isn't the kinda fuel you're looking for, but that's how it happened for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    Everybody involved in a business has his/her function...bosses aren't devoid of any work...if they care about their money they would analyze any output, evaluate and then think of any changes that are needed. In fact sometimes, matters become too stressful on their part too...

    However of course, beating deadlines and attaining outputs can really get tiring...but anyway....C'est la vie
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    • Profile picture of the author CoachGC
      These days the problem is actually the word "WORK" which kind of has the meaning of something hard, boring, that you don't enjoy. It is our fault for that, most always talk about work like something not good.

      If you work someplace, or somewhere or at something you don't like I am sorry my friend but life is too short, look for something else you can enjoy and do that. If that's internet marketing great!, But before getting into something find yourself, what you are passionate about. A lot of people get into IM because they believe all the hype out there, "Easy push up buttons that make you earn thousands per day!!!" That's not it, just like any other business you need dedication, persistence, a "never give up" attitude and guts.

      Being an entrepreneur is hard no matter the area or industry. But the first step is finding you passion, the money comes if you are passionate about it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Damian Kitchen
        interesting reply from Sapam.

        i too have got to the point were i am sick of being an employee and want
        to be self employed. The job i have at the moment is shift work and it sux
        big time.

        when the weekend comes around im too knackered to enjoy my free time and that is not healthy.

        but a job is a job and its providing me with crucial income to try and get online empire up and running, cant wait for the day when i can quit my day-job.

        by the way.....when is a good time to finally quit your day job and go I-M full time ????
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        • Profile picture of the author CoachGC
          Originally Posted by daymokay View Post

          interesting reply from Sapam.

          i too have got to the point were i am sick of being an employee and want
          to be self employed. The job i have at the moment is shift work and it sux
          big time.

          when the weekend comes around im too knackered to enjoy my free time and that is not healthy.

          but a job is a job and its providing me with crucial income to try and get online empire up and running, cant wait for the day when i can quit my day-job.

          by the way.....when is a good time to finally quit your day job and go I-M full time ????
          From the people I've been able to help I can only tell you that this depends on different aspects:

          How much you need your actual job to "survive"?
          How much are you making in IM?
          How do you feel about quitting a "steady" income and dedicate yourself full time to make your IM work?

          It is all about you feeling comfortable with your decision, having patience and being persistent


          My recommendation to you is first to make an excel sheet with your different sources of income, your expenses and how much are you making through IM.

          Then how much do you need to feel comfortable leaving your job

          Then make a plan with daily tasks so you can get that amount and when you see you are getting there then do it
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          • Profile picture of the author Damian Kitchen
            great advice from team warriors once again, this forum rocks !!! thanks gc coach, already done an expenses spreadsheet for other budgeting reasons, as for making money from IM.

            hahaha $0.00 so far, only 3 weeks in tho, long way to go before i can quit my job but i wanted to ask for a timeframe as a goal to aim for. i heard some people quit after a couple of months others a year, once i start makeing money online i will have more of an idea

            thanks all the same
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I think its too bad that the term "work" has developed such a negative thought process

    Don't get me wrong- I usually am the same way

    But certain parts of IM don't feel like work to me.

    Cranking out articles for 8 hours a day would be miserable.

    Building backlinks for 8 hours a day.... please no.

    But thinking about how you can build a business and working on the parts you like and outsourcing the rest?

    That's cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author mcass
    I've disliked every job I've had where I've worked for someone else. Some people just don't have it in them - some people NEED to be self employed. Once I became a freelance writer and started making money with it, my life got much, much better. I would rather work 10 hours in a day on my own business then 4 hours at a job I can't stand with bosses I can't stand.

    One job was so terrible for me (and it wasn't really terrible) it consumed a lot of my time because when I wasn't there, I thought about how much I disliked it. Looking back on it, my attitude was kind of funny. That job only had me working 20 hours a week.

    One morning I called in because I thought I had a stomach bug, but it was just nerves. As soon as I called, my symptoms disappeared. The job, quite literally, made me sick. And I was only a bank teller.

    I took the Meyer's Briggs once - it tested me as an INFP - if I don't believe in what I am doing and can stand behind it, I'll hate it. It's just the way it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author drumguru69
    I think I work much longer hours now online than I ever did in the normal "day job"...
    It's amazing how much more you are willing to put in when its yours!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I hate work that feels worthless and boring. But I enjoy work that feels creative and productive. The former makes me feel exhausted while the latter can be invigorating and inspiring.

    Of course, even when you're working for yourself you still have to do a lot of boring things. The good news is you get to pick and choose when you do them. Eventually you can even outsource the things you hate or that don't match your talents.
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  • Profile picture of the author GameVoid
    When I am doing what I love (writing) I don't consider it work at all. I can sit and write for hours at a time and it won't bother me a bit. On the other hand if I have to pull weeds after 30 minutes I am worn out and p*ssed off.
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentMachine
    Yea I was so happy I quit my full time job and that rat race. It was definitely a weight off my shoulders. It is so much better being your own boss!
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    I love working hard. My ethic is unquestionable when the taskmaster is myself.

    It's answering to other people I can't stand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ansar Pasha
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    I enjoy working for MYSELF... creating something that I control.

    I hate "working" for someone else though... I could never hold down a job longer than 2 years. Every waking minute I spent thinking about how to get the hell out of it!

    I couldn't stand wasting almost an entire day building someone elses business.

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  • Profile picture of the author Halmac
    It sucks but my suggestion would be to hang on to that job and use your dissatisfaction to get something going online. I don't agree with jumping in without a back up plan. I understand the idea of forging ahead without any way back (burn the boats) and for some people this might work. But bills have to be paid, you need to eat! Do the online thing part time, build it up to where you can tell your boss to......well, you know what! Desperate people tend to do stupid things online, you don't want to put yourself in that situation!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Originally Posted by willay View Post

    Man! I can't wait until I don't have to be an employee anymore. My bosses were getting after me for retarded things tonight..just so pointless. I just wanted to tell them how retarded it was but I don't want to get fired yet so I'm just like yep, yep, yep..I bet some of you know the feeling well. I like it now when work makes me mad though because it gives me fuel to take more action with internet marketing! Lets hear some of your guys stories about what makes you mad about work and how it makes you take more action!

    Cheers,
    This thread made me laugh...

    because clearly you have NO idea what you're in for
    when you DO go into business for yourself (if you're
    not doing it already).

    ...if you think working for a boss makes you angry...

    try making the big decisions and and calling all the
    shots 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Is it better than working a job? It depends on you.

    I know some people who wanted to do what I do...

    a few months later there back looking for a 9 to 5.

    Why? Because it's easier to be told WHAT to do.

    But, I used to be like you. I've had 13 jobs. I would
    think I know what it's like. And it's *hell*. It's been
    2 years since I had a job, and I haven't been in rush
    hour traffic or deal with office politiks what seems
    like forever now.

    Entrepreneurship ROCKS...if you have the discipline
    to follow through on everything you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author totodeal1
    it's not a good thing to got yourself doing thing you hate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Agz21
    just one thing to you OP...if you hate work then just leave IM. Period.
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  • Profile picture of the author crystalDMP
    Willay, i think you won't feel so annoyed and mad by tomorrow night. I get like that too when i don't have the support from my colleagues or boss saying something against me, even though i like my job most of the time.
    However, I still wish i could be on vacation forever and have enough cash to last me doing it
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    Its painful to work for others but not for ourselves...
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  • Profile picture of the author jaywebdev
    I believe with this memorable quote that I still remember in the movie of troy "Sometimes you need to serve in order to lead"

    So here's the thing once you are capable of being independent to be successful with no help of others then try and be a boss! But most of the times we need these people to help us build our business successfully.

    I love my job and I'm being challenge in this Industry of IM and I still work with my client/boss. But I know to myself that I'm doing also my best to be like them as soon as I have the guts.. And if that day comes, I would be very thankful to them because they serve as one of my inspiration
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  • Profile picture of the author mandom
    Hate work? no. Hate working for someone else? YES! There's a difference.
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    I like to do job. If there are new things to learn then ultimately I love to do my job.
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