Why I Don’t Have a Job

There’re jobs, careers and vocations. Your goal in life should be to find your vocation.

Job – Something that makes you money maybe a lot of money, maybe a little. The problem is that you will get stuck here if you don’t have a way out of it. If you¬†must¬†get a job, let it be a temporary assignment. Meaningless and there to benefit some rich guy on a yacht.

Career – “an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress (Source).” In other words, a job you do for a long time and maybe if you’re a good worker, you’ll get a raise. No promises.

Vocation – “a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation (Source).” Also known as a calling, a vocation is a career that you love and don’t do because you have to, but because you want to.All vocations are careers but not all careers are vocations. But they usually are…

  • Job:¬†Anything that you don’t want to do the rest of your life. Example: Salesman who makes lunch money as a salary.¬†
  • Career + Job Example:¬†Anything that makes decent money but you’re not especially happy doing. This is a dangerous place to be. You may never get out from this one because the money you make will tie you down. Better start thinking about your exit strategy. Example: One who hates his job but has too many bills to pay. Oh, did I mention he has too many bills because he got a nice paycheck one to many times and didn’t plan ahead and now must stay where he is unless he wants to lose¬†his everything he should never have paid for with credit? Look I’m presupposing¬†a lot of things here. It’s my website. I can¬†do that. Just don’t get stuck with a high-paying job and lose¬†your soul to it.
  • Career + Vocation Example:¬†Anything that makes decent money but you’re very happy doing. Example: One who loves his job.¬†
  • Vocation:¬†Anything that you do that you do as a calling. Example: One who started his own company and refuses to get a job (Me).

Some people prefer security and opt for a job-job or a career-job. It’s a bad idea and before you do, watch this video: