Meet Henry Ford. The man that created your life…
What do I mean by that?
Well, although most people know him for being the founder of Ford Motor Company…
He was also one of the very first to standardize the 9 to 5 workday.
And because millions of companies still follow this same model – he essentially created life as most people know it. Pretty influential right?
Now. Because it’s been almost 100 years since Henry Ford made the 9 to 5 mainstream…
Many say that the model is out of date. And even go as far as saying that working a 9 – 5 can be an absolute nightmare.
But is it true?
Well, today I’m going to share with you three reasons some people struggle working in a 9 – 5 job. And also if there’s something you can do instead…
So read on and see if you can relate.
1 Your Internal Body Clock
Most people I know are either night people, or morning people – but not both.
Which one are you?
Well, if you’re an “early bird”, you probably get more things done in the early hours of the morning (like 6 or 7 am) – but by the afternoon, you need to rest a little, recover and recharge.
And if you’re a “night owl”, you’ll probably want to press snooze as many times as possible – but then when evening comes around you suddenly become very creative and you can work all through the night…
Now, there’s nothing wrong with being either of these. But here’s the problem.
At a 9 – 5, you have to work around the company’s schedule – not yours.
So even if you’re better in the morning, you can’t just arrive at 6AM and leave at 2PM.
And even if you’re better in the evening, you can’t just arrive at work at 2PM and then clock out at 9PM.
It just doesn’t work.
2 Your Goals
The cost of living 100 years ago is very different to that of today.
Wouldn’t you agree?
While all you needed back then was one job…
For most people, one job isn’t enough. Sometimes two isn’t enough!
So even if you want to live modestly, usually you can’t on 9 – 5 paychecks.
And that’s the problem. Because we as human beings always have goals.
We are always aiming for better.
So I want you to think about your goals for a moment.
Do you want to live in a nice neighborhood in a nice comfortable home?
Do you want to travel around the world?
Do you want to own all the latest gadgets without having to feel guilty for spending some money on yourself?
Chances are, if you have any of these goals or other worthwhile goals, a 9 to 5 is not the vehicle that’s going to get you there.
Maybe 100 years ago it would be. But not today.
3 Your Personality
We’re all different, and some people just won’t get along.
And when you have a 9 to 5, this is a problem.
Because you can’t really choose who you work with.
Often, you just have to talk to that toxic coworker.
And oftentimes, you just have to work with a group that you don’t gel with…
In fact, I remember having a major clash with my boss when I used to work at the grocery store.
He was such a jerk to me. And after one big fight, I decided just couldn’t go through that anymore. And I quit 9 – 5 jobs forever.
Anyway. After looking at these three reasons, here’s a question for you…
Have You Also Grown Out of The 9 to 5 Model?
Of course everyone is at a different point in their life…
But if your answer was yes, and if you want to keep growing without a regular 9 to 5 job…
You’ll need something else to get to your destination.