|05-14-2010, 06:29 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
What is the universe trying to tell me about my career path?
So I'm trying to sort out what it is I want to do with my life, and I'd love to hear some feedback from you guys about whether I'm on the right path.
I quit school, moved back home to save money, and started searching for a job. At first I was incredibly lazy about it - nothing appealed to me. I half-heartedly applied to a whole bunch of jobs, but I knew I didn't really want any of them. Not one of them responded to me, either, even though I was either qualified or over-qualified for most of them.
Then I saw a job I liked and applied enthusiastically. BAM! Interview. BAM! Second interview. BAM! Hired. Just like that. What was even more of an almost creepy synchronicity was that when I applied, they only had one spot still open, and it was in the exact department I wanted to be in.
What I liked so much about this job is that it's entirely commission-based. I freaking LOVE commission. Nothing gets me going more than knowing that every penny I make is earned by me, that *I* control how much money my paycheck is going to be, that I'm paid not for my time as an easily replaceable drone but for my ability to sell. The reason I got hired at this job is because of my performance in my last commission-basd job, so I know I'm good at it.
What I'm wondering is what message the universe is trying to send to me about commission-based jobs. My main thought is something Steve said once in an article about jobs - he was saying how the entrepreneur mindset is similar to that of people who work on commission. Neither likes the "stability" of hourly wages or salaries. When I switched to commission some people were like, "But don't you want to know you'll at least take home this much an hour or year?" No, I don't...because I consistently earn far more doing this than the other jobs available to me at this point would be able to pay. It doesn't feel remotely like a "risk" to me at this point - it's far more reliable than a "stable" salary because I can trust myself to perform and earn enough.
Considering how easily I got this job and none of the others, I feel like at this point the universe is screaming a message at me. But what is it screaming? Should I make the leap to being a full entrepreneur at some point? I guess I still see that as "risky" whereas I'm fully comfortable with commission at this point. And of course, the other problem is I really have no idea what I'd do as an entrepreneur yet. As some of you know, I've thought about starting a website for women on dating, sex, relationships, etc. - but that's not really calling out to me right now. I feel very meh about the whole idea.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
Last edited by Liz Caitlin; 05-14-2010 at 06:32 PM.
|05-14-2010, 06:34 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
So, I look forward to reading the responses here.
|05-14-2010, 08:44 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern California
You're ahead of like 99.999% of the population in your career satisfaction. Continue on your path until you know it's time to grow and move on to the next one.
|05-14-2010, 09:35 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
If the Universe gives anything at all it's giving back what's inside your inner self, like a reflection of your inner world in the outer world.
You might resonate better with commission type work.
I did real estate recently for a few years and it was pretty good in Boston, Except for last year. Not everyone was doing well but there was opportunity to make $$ if you were motivated and willing to be flexible where you worked.
One important thing is to have $$ put away for times where sales are slow. The highs and lows of commission can be incredible. I've worked 3 1/2 weeks straight, no days without going to the office for at least 4-6 hours and made no money at all. But in the busy season have had some really good weeks.
It's fun being in charge of your income. In real estate it becomes addicting because you can work anytime.
|05-14-2010, 10:21 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
I guess I feel like if I'm fairly good at writing, and good at selling people stuff, shouldn't I do a blog? I'm just not sure. The topic I want to do is SO big - it would take years to even chip away at all the sub-topics I want to cover. Which is fine, I guess, but it's a little overwhelming.
I trust that I'll get some kind of sign soon though. I always do.
I actually find it helpful to think of this world the way Steve put it once - I'm just an avatar in my own dream-world, but my higher "whole" consciousness is actually controlling everything & I just don't know it. So it's not so much the universe directing me as Big Me trying to tell Little Me what to do, if that makes sense.
One of you get in touch with Big Me! Lol...
|05-15-2010, 10:06 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
You seem to be the sort of person that is more personally driven when you know it is up to you how much money you WANT to earn, so in knowing this the universe has delivered this to you. I wouldn't look too into it though, other than to recognise that you are getting more aligned with your own self-understanding and knowing what works best for you and what you Want. The Universe is always happy to deliver to those who are clear about what they want.
Congrats on the new job and phase in your life
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