“Let’s be honest, a 9-5 is not a cubicle life man”-Boutzie’
I never envision myself having one set of income coming into my bank account. I always saw multiple sources of revenue coming in after taxes. Ironically, I do not think that is the mindset of most of my peers today. I get the feeling that they assume one large source of income will make all their dreams come true. Now granted for some that is the possibility, but everyone knows that a millionaire or billionaire keeps several coin outlets on deck. Ready at their disposal to use for whatever investment.
I am, like most of my peers who have graduated college with debt. Yes, I had my moment of mid-life crisis, but I overcame that. I overcame that mindset with this attitude, ” Man God has me, I ain’t worried about nothing”. You have to understand this that college is like a big investment tool. An investment tool into one’s self. You are deciding to invest in your craft and this school for future benefits ( Sup Hood College). You know that loans are paying for your room and board. And that Uncle Tom or Ceasar will be knocking at your door soon. You have to maximize your resources and what is available. Do not be afraid of the loans. Just make sure you are picking a degree that will get you in the door.
My major was not hot topic 5 years ago. No one was interested in understanding the complexities that communication plays on society. No one wanted to believe that communication is an essential part of the human progression. Now to help you understand what I mean, please understand this. My major has several if not hundreds of categories. When I declared my major in college many moons ago, I knew exactly what I was doing. I knew that the communication sector had bank and lots of bank. I knew that with time and dedication I would soon open the door to that goldmine. I also knew that if I picked up on the digital sector I would be making more in addition to the communication sector.
Today’s generation is advocating a no 9 to 5 lifestyle, but fail to realized this. Yes, you can chase your dream, but what about the funding for the dream and your personal expenses? Are you eating? Do you have health insurance? Do you even have credit to buy that building for your studio? If the answer to that is no, then reevaluate your perception. Here is my philosophy:
You can work a 9 to 5 and still chase the dream to make it a reality. You have your safety net along with your passion net. You have the funds to pay off everything and jump head first into your passion. This generation has to understand this, you gotta eat my friend. Working a 9 to 5 is not a cubicle life. It can be anything that brings you excitement and joy. It can be anything that fuels that desire to seek something that will fulfill you.
I have worked a 9 to 5 cubicle life and that lifestyle has put me in the position I am in today. I have everything ( except the loans ) out of my way. I have be given the chance to chase my dream and be happy. So work that 9 to 5 and get that money. The money to turn your dream into reality. The money that one day will offer a multitude of incomes.