So employees say to themselves, ‘I see that Bill, the vice president of widgets, who the president adores, failed, and he is not only back at work, but he is driving a hot new sports car. I can fail and come to work the next day. Bill is proof of it.’ ” Finally, Heath stays motivated by the thought that, “if I become complacent and don’t take risks, someone will notice what I am doing and improve upon my efforts over time, and put me out of work. You’ve got to keep finding better ways to run your life , or someone will take what you’ve accomplished, improve upon it, and be very pleased with the results. Keep moving forward or die.”
I did calculation today at work. I counted the number of hours left before I quit my job to turn my side business into my full on vocation. 1032. As of now, 1024. I am lying in bed next to my gorgeous, brilliant wife and it’s 10:30pm and I am vibrating with happiness. Taking hold of my family’s fate. I’d rather have that fate in my hands than in the hands if some indifferent company that doesn’t give a shit whether my family prospers or perishes. It’s the dawning of a new age: the age of the entrepreneur. Damn these heartless corporations. Stop being a slave to their agenda. Stand up, fight and take your life back.