If you had to describe yourself, what would you say?
I’ll make it easy and go first.
I would describe myself as a rather ordinary, semi-retired, “psychologically unemployable” guy with a long-standing entrepreneurial spirit, who currently resides in the beautiful mountains of Southern Oregon.
For the past 10 years I continuously strive to bring only the best opportunities to folks struggling to make ends meet, and to those praying for a financial miracle.
There’s so many ways this is accomplished, to turn a downtrodden and debt-hounded life into truly living!
So let’s start by getting it out in the open. How would you define success?
Here’s an approach to success based on simple principles. And, more importantly, it definitely doesn’t revolve around the need to achieve financial gain at the expense of others.
Instead, I have long embraced the following as my personal guidelines for success:
“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know that even one life has breathed easier…because you have lived.
THIS is to have succeeded.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’ll note that Emerson looks out into the world, so what’s internalized is a positive, healthy approach to life. And, while money may not buy happiness directly, not having to worry about it certainly keeps your spirits up.
But above I also used the words “psychologically unemployable” to describe myself. Chances are you’ve formed some idea as to what the term means as it relates to your current condition.
However, if you’re still confused or wondering if it applies to you, let’s answer the question…
What is it like, and what does it mean, to be psychologically unemployable?
Well despite sounding like a bad thing, it’s not at all negative.
Instead look at it from your own point of view.
What makes you unhappy?
Plenty of folks get up every day to head off to jobs they hate. Or even worse, they must struggle to hold on to multiple part time jobs just to make ends meet.
You might even be fresh out of college, with no work experience, and unable to find any position. It’s a depressingly common occurrence in today’s over-crowded market.
The reverse is also true. Those over the age of 50 all too often find that they’re over qualified and passed over for a very limited number of open positions. Maybe you’ve even been tempted to dummy down your resume all in the hopes of landing what might be, at best, a minimum wage job.
Your years of experience now work against you. All the while, you know you’re the perfect fit. You know you’d bring so much more to the company table.
But the truth is that being psychologically unemployable actually works in your favor.
o You don’t want to answer to anyone.
o You don’t want to work long hours for little pay.
o You enjoy being at home and working from home.
o Your time, and how you divide it up, is totally yours.
And best of all… You enjoy freedom!
So how do you achieve the deceptively-beneficial title of psychologically unemployable and still achieve success?
I’ll go out on a limb and guess that you most likely hate the idea of selling a product or service directly. Even the very notion of it might turn you towards looking for other opportunities. Perhaps you don’t know how, or don’t want to spend tons of your time marketing either.
That’s where the psychology of being unemployable comes in.
There are fantastic opportunities online that don’t involve aggravation, wasting time, or failing.
They’re not even expensive to do.
The perfect opportunities involve a grassroots mentality. It’s been said that money itself isn’t the problem. But the distribution of it is!
At the heart of any good opportunity there has to be a willingness for each person to do his or her part. Too often things “fall apart” when you get the idea that you personally don’t need to do anything.
There isn’t a position on the planet (with money attached to it) that doesn’t require you to do your share.
When you’re ready, you’ll find there’s something new and refreshingly easy out there.
You’ll discover it’s time to have fun joining the new revolution, and I’ll be there for you all the way!
To those ends, I wish you much prosperity and many blessings.
I’m Frank Belmont, engaged in the relentless pursuit of staying at home and making the most out of life. If you’re a team player, I’d love to work with you! Visit Quit Your Crappy Job and let’s connect!