10 New Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job In 2017

James Altucher
Mar 2, 2017 · 9 min read
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10 REASONS YOU NEED TO QUIT YOUR JOB THIS YEAR

A) SALARIES ARE DISAPPEARING

Average income for people ages 18–35 has gone from $36,000 to $33,000 since 1992.

B) 94% OF ALL NEW JOBS CREATED IN THE PAST TEN YEARS ARE PART-TIME OR FREELANCE

Every time someone writes a line of software, a job is lost.

C) PRODUCTIVITY IS FOR ROBOTS

Amazon is building a new store: when you walk in, your phone beeps.

D) THE GREAT KNOWLEDGE HANDOFF

Humans are handing computers the keys to our lives.

E) THE ILLUSION OF PASSION

But what about the arts?

F) THE ACCESS ECONOMY ==> WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

When I spoke to Chip Conley, head of Hospitality at Airbnb, he used one phrase which changed my opinion on the entire economy.

G) YOUR BOSS HAS TO FIRE YOU

If you create $1 in value, and you have a boss, who has a boss, who has a boss, who has a board, who has shareholders….then how much of that dollar do you get to keep?

H) YOU DON’T NEED THE JOB TO BE HAPPY

Depression is highest in fully employed, first world countries. The two highest countries for depression? France and the United States.

  • Being forced to be friends just because they share our cubicle walls and hear all of our whispered pleadings with romantic partners as we try to be as quiet as possible.
  • Meetings
  • Seeing the 80/20 rule in action where 20% of the employees create 80% of the value and the other 80% just barely (desperately, fearfully) survive.
  • Being mandated by an 800 page guidebook how you can talk to people of the opposite sex or of different skin colors.
  • Seeing corporate political agendas rule over financial realities and not being able to say anything about it for fear of being fired.
  • Spending 6am to 7pm getting ready for work, commuting to work, working, commuting back, too tired to move when you return home.
  • Falling in love, getting rejected, and seeing her every day and then crying in my cubicle.

I) YOU WERE MEANT FOR SOMETHING ELSE

I needed to find out what I truly loved doing.

J) JOB WON’T CREATE WELL-BEING. BUT THIS WILL:

And this will help you to find the things you are passionate about. And how to make money from them.

  • Competence
  • Freedom


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James Altucher

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For some reason, I’ve turned myself inside out and all my guts have spilled onto my blog. One day I’ll run out of stuff but not yet. http://bit.ly/2blmiaG

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James Altucher

Written by

For some reason, I’ve turned myself inside out and all my guts have spilled onto my blog. One day I’ll run out of stuff but not yet. http://bit.ly/2blmiaG

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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