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A New (Old) Chapter

I’m no longer employed. Well okay I have a tendency to say unemployed for a laugh but I’m actually operating as a sole trader with my own ABN, my own quotes, and my own invoices.

When did this happen? Four months ago 2 Years, 7 months ago actually!

Okay so here’s the thing: I wrote this entire post 2 and a half years ago, shortly after deciding to resign at my old company and pursue self employment. I stumbled across it after a conversation about blogs today drove me to log in to my wordpress and here it lay, gathering dust.

I’ve come so far since this point, and the journey has been amazing. So somehow, this half-hearted post (that I didn’t feel at all compelled to publish at the time) feels all the more meaningful to me. It’s rough, it feels naive even such a short time later, but perhaps it will pique your interest or provide you with a little bit of an insight into the first steps of my current journey.

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The Standard Work Day is Bullshit

It’s taken for granted isn’t it? A simple fact of life?

When you become a grown-up you quickly sally forth into the land of the employed, destined to spend the next 40 years working that same 40 hour week, those same 8 hour days of labour and toil.

Sure some of us may work less regular hours, night shifts or RDO’s but for the overwhelming majority however, these are our allotted hours of labour.

Your reward for this of course is a pay-check at the end of the week and that blissful Friday afternoon clock-off.

You know what? This whole idea shits me to tears.
(Pardon my Australian)

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Does Rich = Successful? What Defines Success?

I have a quick question for you dear reader, and what makes this a good question is that there is no single answer… but in asking it I hope to encourage you to question your goals and your dreams just as it has made me question mine.

What does it mean to be successful?

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