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I worked in a cubicle for 9 years as an engineer. I hated every minute of every day. No amount of money could buy my happiness. Not even $90k/year.
I looked at the world around me and thought, “there’s more to my time on this earth than sitting in a cubicle for 9 hours per day, right?”
9 hours per day, 45 hours per week, 2,340 hours per year.
Stuck in a cubicle. Stuck, miserable in a cubicle.
I couldn’t do it anymore. Not when I was out witnessing things like this on the weekends. People living boldly.
That’s where I belonged. All the time.
I decided something had to change.
I didn’t have to change. What I wanted was already burning inside of me. What you want is already burning inside of you.
What I changed is now what’s staring you in the face.
You need to change your environment.
Your environment not only includes where you live and where you work, but also the type of work and for whom, your friends, your health, your hobbies, and your mindset.
I changed my career, my environment, and my mindset. I changed it so that I could live in my van and travel the U.S. while rock climbing, snowboarding, and scuba diving. I changed my career so that I could work anywhere with an internet connection, including Thailand. I changed my mindset from fearing change to actively seeking out opportunities to change, even if I didn’t need to, just to see if any part of my life would improve because of it.
If you move to another city with a similar job you hate, you haven’t really changed your environment. You’ve simply moved locations.
And that’s not a solution. That’s putting a bandaid on a cut when your artery is bleeding.
Same shit, different day.
If you’re interested in how I stopped the bleeding, changed the way I lived, how I took control of my life, and how you can too, grab my free download below.
Retaking Control: Living Your Life