According to a Forbes magazine article, “Cloud computing will potentially generate at least 14 million new jobs across the globe within the next three years.” While I readily admit that these numbers are impressive (albeit speculative), my question is, “Do you really want a job?”
Being an entrepreneur at heart, the thought of having to trust someone else for the direction of my life and the quality of that life, just doesn’t appeal to me. I would much rather test the waters myself and look for a self-reliant way of living out my life purpose than to trust the speculations of someone who might well let me go at any time for the benefit of a friend, relative, or someone the thinks might make him more money than I can.
I sat with a man one day last summer who was in just such a situation. He was, as I recall, either the number one or two salesman in his company. The owner came in one day and simply said, “we are cutting back and you are out.” The man I was having coffee with said he left that day with no job, and no paycheck. (By the way he had to call for a ride because the company took his company car keys as well!)
I have personally come to the conclusion that the kind of pressure that a job creates is way more damaging to me than that of creating a dream business that allows me to live out my life’s purpose every day.
What do you think? Is there a better option?