People come to me again and again, in search of “the secrets” for Escaping the Employee Trap, and creating the life you want to live.
There really aren’t any “secrets.” Just effective practices, tactics and strategies that when embraced, enables virtually anyone to “rise up” and live a rich life.
It’s just that most people don’t know what these practices, tactics and strategies are.
On this blog, and in the Waiternomics “Escaping the Employee Trap” Newsletter, many such philosophies have been revealed. And many more will be in the coming months.
There are a handful of “turbo-powered” ways of thinking, though, which will slash the time it takes you to start living on your own terms and boost the level of anything you achieve.
One such philosophy is the concept of “The Advancing Man” (or Woman, of course). Which I embraced the moment I knew I wanted more. When I absolutely knew there had to be more to life than working in the restaurant business in Las Vegas the rest of my life.
When you are “The Advancing Man”… you are always learning.
About life, about yourself, about the area of work or business you’d rather be in than what you are now.
And you enjoy it, seeking to learn even more. And along the way, you’re applying certain “discoveries” and noticing a change for the better in your life.
When you live in this scenario every day, all the things you learn and do make YOU a more complete person. And much more educated in areas that enable you to live a more complete life.
Which means, you end up acquiring a vast amount of knowledge in a particular area. And since you’ve been applying certain things you discovered over time, you then become skilled, even building on a natural talent or strength you didn’t realize you had.
This new level of knowledge, experience and “expertise” is the catalyst for designing and creating the life you want to live.
Now this goes way past the old saying that someone is a “professional student”… when they can’t seem to move on from college in the normal period of time.
We’re talking about becoming a student of life, every day. Because it’s all about living for each day. Getting to know yourself better. Enjoying each day. Being fit in mind, body and soul. And actively educating yourself so you can make your life better, and the lives of others.
Just think about the state of technology we live in today. And how it is inter-connected with virtually everything, worldwide. And how fast it keeps evolving into newer and more complex forms. You’re always learning a new gadget, computer or phone, right?
Well if you don’t keep up with the things you’re interested in, and enjoy doing, which are hopefully the basis of the life you really want to live… and keep “plugged in” so you learn about new advances and new trends…
You’ll soon find yourself stuck in 2013 forever. Just like some people seem to be stuck in the 60’s, 70’s… or 80’s.
And when that happens, you’re pretty much stuck where you are for the rest of your life. Like it or not. And for most, it’s “not”. Ever notice how most people don’t seem to like their lives very much, and have done the same thing, even living in the same area most of their lives?
That’s because the average person is NOT “The Advancing Man” or Woman. But that’s okay, you are not the average person, or you wouldn’t be reading this right now.
And that’s why I share ideas like this on the Waiternomics blog, for people just like you. Who want more out of life than going to work at your just-over-broke “J-O-B” every day.
So what I want you to think about is this…
Are you “The Advancing Man” or Woman? If you are, I commend you. And I’m happy you’re here, looking to advance yourself further.
If you’re truthful with yourself and see that you aren’t “The Advancing Man” every day… that’s okay… because there’s always tomorrow to get on track. And the next day and the next.
Your action step for today is to determine if you ARE “The Advancing Man” or Woman. Or if you are not.
And don’t worry about it if you’re not, don’t feel bad about yourself. We were all there once. This is your chance to see the reality, and make a shift. In the direction that enables you to live the life you want to live, instead of living life on someone else’s terms every day.
If you ARE “The Advancing Man”… WELCOME! And know that I’m here to help you advance even further toward your dreams and goals. The most important thing you can do is stay connected to resources and education that will enable you to continue to advance every day in some way.
So, if you are NOT “The Advancing Man”… I welcome you too. Because Waiternomics was developed by me, when I was very much like you are now. I know everyone can become “The Advancing Man” if they really want to live the life they want to live. And are willing to learn, discover, practice and take action on a daily basis.
You may realize this already, but this blog post has been an exercise in “advancing” for you today. Just by reading it, then thinking about how this affects you and your life.
I hope you go on today and advance in other ways, too. Because that’s what being “The Advancing Man” or Woman is all about.
Embrace my message today, and keep it close to your heart. It can be the driving force for you living the dream life you’ve thought about many times. That you may even be thinking about right now.
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