NOTE: This article has been narrated by Victor Pride. Press the pay button to listen while you read.
When you were a little kid, summer was the best time of year.
Summer was when you didn't have to go to school.
You were free for 3 months and for those 3 months you lived in heaven.
Even though summer was hotter than hades you didn't care, you were free and you had no worries.
You'd go out to play all day and night. You'd play football, baseball, basketball, hide and go seek, tag, and any other game you could think of.
You'd go out to the creek to fish or catch frogs. You'd go swim in the lakes and rivers. You'd build forts in the back-yard. You'd have sleepovers with your friends.
On rainy days you'd play video games and watch movies.
All year long you waited for summer and you dreamed of summer when you could break free from the schoolyard prison.
Then somewhere along the way you grew up and summer lost it's magic.
You got stuck working some job and you didn't have summers off. Actually, you didn't have any time off.
Instead of summer being the great time of year where you were free, it was just another day when you had to go to work.
You found yourself inside the air-conditioning all day saying “I hate summer! It's so hot!”
Instead of being free, it was like you were a slave.
In fact, you did that slave gig for 10 years.
You worked this job and that job, never having more than a few days off at a time and never having anything to show for it.
Always hating summer, hating your job, and hating life.
You listened to the bad advice to go to college and get a good degree so you can get a good job.
It sure seemed like if you got a good job all of your freedom vanished and you were supposed to wait until you were 65 years old to be free and retired.
You wondered why they told you it was so important to get a good job when all of them were miserable and they all hated their jobs.
You listened only because you didn't know another option.
They always talked about “the real world this and real world that” where you had to trade your precious time for a meager paycheck.
Their “real world” was a nightmare world that made everybody miserable.
In their real world summer felt like death.
But you powered through for 10 long years not knowing any better, pretending that retirement is when you'd be able to travel and be free.
“Someday…” you'd say to yourself.
Then one day you opened your eyes and you realized something. It was like you woke up from a nightmare and all of the sudden you felt wonderful.
You had a question you kept asking yourself…
“Why someday instead of today?”
“Why not today?” you kept wondering.
Then all of a sudden you knew the answer in an instant.
You were scared but you did it anyway. You'd had enough.
You opted out of giving your life away and waiting for pretend paradise at 65.
You said to them “nope, that's not for me.”
Life is meant to be enjoyed and that is why you started living everyday like it was a summer holiday.
You decided to create your own paycheck and spend your time as you please.
You go hiking, fishing, playing ball, swimming, off-roading, camping, or you do nothing but sitting around, drinking ice tea on a hot summer's day.
You do whatever you want instead of whatever you're told to do. You no longer accept authority.
You spent 10 years in the work-force, hating summer and hating life, listening to their bad advice.
Then one day you woke up from the nightmare and you quit your job forever.
You went into business for yourself and magically everyday became like summer again.
The best decision you ever made in you life was to permanently quit all jobs and work only for yourself.
You instantly had more money, more freedom, more energy, more time, and more fun in the sun.
After 10 years of slavery, you learned that you make more money as a free man than you do as a slave AND you have free time to do as you please.
You no longer feel stressed and bored staying inside with the aircon blowing fake air into your face, yelling into the air “I hate summer! It's so hot!”
Now you get outside into the natural aircon and sleep in your own thousand star hotel.
You get out to the mountains where the air is cool and crisp at night.
You made summer cool again, just like when you were a little child. You don't sit around staying stuck in a rut at home, you get out and you make life happen.
So many people say to you “Wow! That's exactly what I'm looking for! I wish I could do it, but I can't because I have to go to work tomorrow.”
You tell them the truth they've never heard before: You do not have to have a job to live in this world.
All of their talk about getting good jobs and “real world this and real world that” is just baloney. None of it is true.
You do not have to give away all of your time to live in this world.
You ask them if they ever saw the movie Office Space?
In the movie, Peter hated his life because he hated his job. Every day got worse and worse.
Every day he was alive was the worst day of his life until he got hypnotized and realized he didn't have to work anymore.
After counting down from 3, 2, 1 Peter was healed from the lie that you have to work.
Then his life got better and better. He became happy when he stopped caring about working a job.
Office Space is such a popular movie because EVERYBODY hates their jobs!
They all tell you exactly the same thing.
This is what they say: “I hate my job. I wish I could do what you do but I can't because I have to work.”
“Wrong wrong wrong!” you say to them.
They're just like Peter in Office Space, they only think they have to work but that spell can be broken in an instant.
All you have to do is ask them the question:
“Why not today?”
If you think about it honestly, you will realize that having a job will keep you from being alive and it will keep you from thriving.
Working will keep you just above water and only barely. Working for yourself will give you everything you ever wanted.
A job is slavery, quitting is freedom.
“But what about money?” they always ask.
You tell them the truth….
You can make summer cool again and you can make everyday a summer holiday like the ones you had when you were a kid.
You can make every day a smile instead of a frown.
All you have to do is listen to yourself and never listen to them.
You do not have to work like a slave to live in this world.
You can live as you please.
After I count down from 3 to 1, you will wake up in the real world.
In the real world, every day is a summer holiday.
The fake world is the world you had to work in.
That fake world is over, and your real world begins in…
Welcome to summer.
It's so cool here, isn't it?
Until next time.