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RE: I feel no reward from work
(04-22-2014 05:07 PM)cardguy Wrote:  The worse thing about work - is that it removes spontaneity from life.

I wanna' stay up all night, drink bourbon and listen to Ethiopian folk music.

Can't do it.

I have to go bed in a couple of hours.

Just wanted to post this - since spontaneity is the crucial word I have been searching for in the past when discussing this topic.

Very true. I've thought about this at length and it drives me nuts because I love the spontaneous part of my nature.

It would be an interesting exercise in thought to brainstorm ways to make money that still allowed you to be spontaneous. No easy challenge, that's for sure.

I think there is some spontaneity in writing books, if you can pull it off enough to make a good living and love it enough that you won't always be spontaneously doing something else. haha

I read a great book not too long ago called "Daily Rituals," about the different routines of writers and other artists throughout history. http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Rituals-Maso...y+rituatls

And while some were consistently disciplined, day in and day out, others would be completely obsessed workaholics for a few weeks or a couple months and then just fuck off for a long time. They worked more with their natural rhythms than anything else.

Obviously not easy for the average joe to pull off but I think it is possible to design your life this way, especially with the internet.

A lot of online marketing projects could be dealt with this way too (once they were set up and making money). If you have an information product, for instance, you could go through intense bursts of marketing it and then wander off to get lost in your life again, until you had a burst of creativity that brought you back to get buried in marketing work (or creating another product) for a while.

For me, brief and intense periods of extremely hard work and creative obsession have always felt more natural, but our society is built around the idea of daily routine. In the mobile world, however, I think there's a lot of room for creatives to live the life they want.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you'll be lonely often, and sometimes
frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Kipling
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I feel no reward from work - Sonsowey - 03-23-2014, 11:06 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 03-23-2014, 11:23 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Neo - 03-23-2014, 11:53 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 03-23-2014, 11:41 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Ironbound - 03-23-2014, 12:12 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Glock - 03-23-2014, 03:38 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 03-23-2014, 03:51 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Yeti - 03-23-2014, 03:59 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 03-23-2014, 04:33 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - polymath - 03-23-2014, 04:37 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - poledaddy - 03-23-2014, 07:40 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Veloce - 03-23-2014, 07:41 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - poutsara - 03-24-2014, 02:07 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 03-24-2014, 07:24 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - testos111 - 03-24-2014, 08:20 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - DJ-Matt - 03-24-2014, 10:23 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 04-22-2014, 05:07 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Beyond Borders - 04-24-2014 01:46 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Cobra - 04-22-2014, 05:26 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Travesty - 04-22-2014, 05:50 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Cobra - 04-22-2014, 05:54 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - cardguy - 04-24-2014, 02:05 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Bill - 04-25-2014, 11:43 AM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Spede - 06-08-2014, 06:33 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Icarus - 06-08-2014, 06:38 PM
RE: I feel no reward from work - Spede - 06-08-2014, 07:12 PM

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