I have had incredible job security and stability for a LONG time. I have over 20 years of service in the Army. That will come to an abrupt ending later this year when I retire.
I am currently attending a 3 day 'Military to Civilian' job searching workshop. It would be great....if I was looking for a job. Most of the people in the group are looking to transition into another 'secure' job with solid benefits and stability. We are learning about resume's, how to dress for an interview, and other predictable actions to get a job.
I'm on the opposite side of the fence. I'm moving my wife, two small kids and myself to a place I have spent a whopping 3 days of my life in. My wife hasn't even been to where were are going. I am launching a business I haven't even purchased the license for (a fitness boot camp). Once I get my boot camp running I will continue building another part of my overall business which I am creating as I go (motivation and transformation coaching). All the while I plan on doing speeches and seminars on my book and nutrition/fitness guides. I'm not going to be looking for a job....I am creating one!
Every now and then I take a step back and think to myself..."Steve, are you flipping crazy??? This is going to be tough! This is going to be challenging!! You may fail....then what???" But then I remember why I chose this path: Freedom. I simply do not want to work a typical job....working for someone else. It's not that I can't do it. I've done well as a soldier. However, my passion is to help others.....and to do it on my own.
To some, my choice may seem risky and crazy. Perhaps it is. That's okay though....because I would not want it any other way! Crazy is fun! Crazy energizes me! Crazy is an adventure!
I can't wait to see how this process unfolds!