Yes, I only have 1 more day of working in a job!
Escaping the 9 to 5 Job
Tomorrow, will be my final day working for the UN World Food Programme.
After tomorrow, I intend never to work in a typical 9 to 5 job again.
I’m officially counting down.
A few days ago I had announced that I was going to be permanently unemployed after this, in order to focus on social entrepreneurship instead.
I’m still not changing my mind and the plan is still going ahead. =)
After my stint at the UN, I now want to conduct some “experiments in lifestyle design.”
Experiments in Lifestyle Design
I will test basic assumptions that many of us seem to have about the nature of work, working 9 to 5, and working for the “man” (or woman).
Here are some basic questions that will spur my life from now on:
- What if you never worked for another company or organization again, other than ones that you create yourself?
- What if you lived wherever you wanted to live without being dictated where you must live based on the constraints of your job?
- What if you could do whatever you wanted to do with your time without being forced to use your 9am to 5pm hours in the ways that your boss tells you to?
- What if you could be whoever you wanted to be because you decided who you are and what your role is rather than waiting for senior managers to dictate the extent of your capabilities?
How does this all relate to social entrepreneurship?
This blog isn’t for social employees who are bored with their job.
This blog is for social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference. It’s for self starters.
I think social entrepreneurs should test and question assumptions of what is considered to be “work” and activities that are meaningful to achieve results.
As the creators and builders of systems of organization, social entrepreneurs have the power to change what “work” is for themselves and their team.
Live Life On Your Terms
I want to ask these questions because I want more power over my thoughts, actions, results and my time every single day.
I believe that by having more control of these, I will be able to be more effective in the world.
I’ll be able to give more of what I can give, and be more of who I can be.