If you start your day by thinking "Man, I hate being an electrician..." I bet you are not very happy about your choice of profession. I have a way out for you!
First of all, I’m sorry for your situation. Hating your job is a really depressing situation, especially if it’s not just your current job but your whole profession and career.
But I want you to know you are not alone. There are thousands and thousands of people from all walks of life who don’t enjoy their professions. Just watch this video by TheCorvetteKid:
This includes many prestigious and well-paid academic professions like doctors, lawyers and dentists as well as well compensated middle-class occupations like engineers, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, and sales jobs.
Many people are not happy with their profession but the problem really isn't the choice of profession. It's the whole working life and how much time and energy it takes from you and for all the wrong reasons.
Many people find that the most draining things in their work is not the actual work, but all the stuff that goes around it.
The company policies, budget cuts, incompetent leaders, colleagues and contractors, people not getting along, etc. I bet you can name a dozen reasons that make you hate your career that doesn't actually have nothing to do with actually installing or maintaining electrical systems.
But fortunately there are a lot of options in the global world.
But let's start by looking at what are likely some of the reasons you don't like your profession as an electrician.
Challenges Of Being An Electrician
There are many reasons why you might hate your job as everyone's story and background is different.
But there are a couple of reasons electricians can find their jobs unfulfilling, boring and even painful and unhealthy.
The first is occupational health. A lot of your time as an electrician is spent on awkward positions. On your needs, bent over, working overhead etc.
This will keep you in good physical shape when done in moderation. But 40h workweek is hardly a moderation for your body.
Your knees and lower back can get chronically inflamed from the awkward positions. But the real occupational disease with electrician has to do with the shoulders and arms. Especially if you work in construction.
The truth is that we aren’t really evolved to work extended times with our arm over our heads. The muscles of the shoulders are relatively small ones and the circulation and nerves of your arms don’t really like this position either.
This can lead to all sorts of problems like should inflammation, circulation issues, nerve pain, loss of dexterity, etc. over the course of your career.
While most decent companies these days have precautions and they probably thought you about this in school, it is very easy to get carried away when you are in a hurry and just push through the pain to get the job done.
One thing that might make you not like your job is the repetitive nature of it.
While electricians can work in a vast array of positions ranging from fixing electronics in a laboratory-like environment to installing power lines in high altitudes, many positions offer a very repetitive job description.
Finally, you might not like your financial situation. While you can become an electrician with a relatively low student fee (or for free in some countries), the pay is often not that high.
That said there are positions that pay electricians extremely well but there are usually reasons for this. The harsh environment, great heights, an element of danger or very high physical demands.
You Have Useful Skills
You might not have considered it but you have very useful skills as an electrician that you can use to create wealth on your own terms.
Working as an electrician requires you to have good logical intelligence, mathematical skills, pragmatic problem-solving skills, the ability to read plans and follow them accurately just to name a few.
Just the fact that you have become a certified electrician means you are a hard-working and intelligent person who has the capability to understand complicated concepts and apply them in practice.
It might surprise you (or not) that this something many people aren’t capable of doing.
The good news is that these skills can get you out of the career you hate. I know you might feel like you are stuck with your career.
You don’t like being an electrician, but you really don’t know what else to do. I was in a similar situation as an engineer and after a lot of research, I found a way out.
Online World To The Rescue
I know my suggestion might come as a surprise to you, but I truly wish you will hear me out because this information can change your life for the better.
The solution I recommend for you is creating your own online business. I know online business sounds very vague but it’s actually a very simple concept and business model.
The base of my online business are my websites (like this one) that get traffic through search engines, social media, and ads. Just think about how you wound up here.
I offer solutions to people’s problems from companies I’m affiliated with. The companies pay me a commission when my visitors buy something through them.
I learned these skills at a place called Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a platform for affiliate marketers that teaches you in a simple step-by-step fashion how to create income-producing websites.
The business model is based on search engine optimized content combined with affiliate marketing. It allows you to create online content that produces you income on automation for years to come.
Over time as you create more and more content, the income from all the pieces of content starts to add up. Eventually, you can earn a full-time income or more from these individual income streams.
And at that point, it’s residual, passive income. I’m sure you can see the potential here.
Currently, my most profitable site is about strength training so this is definitely not just about pitching the concept of the online business forward. I would not recommend that kind of service.
If you feel like this is something that’s hard to understand or that you don’t know enough about computers etc. don’t worry. It really isn’t that complicated.
The training at WA is easy to follow and this is a skill just like any other. You learn by doing.
You don’t need advanced computer skills like programming etc. these days as everything is done with a content management system called WordPress.
I can assure it’s much easier and simpler than understanding alternating current for example.
But here’s the thing. This stuff absolutely works as I can personally attest, but it takes time. You will not earn a single dollar in the beginning; it takes time to build authority for your website so that all your content ranks in Google.
This takes typically months to accomplish. So you have to trust the system and be willing to work hard without instant gratification.
But if you are willing to push through this initial phase, you will own an asset that produces passive income. If you work on it enough, it can produce enough for full-time income and free up time to do whatever you want.
Here’s An Idea
I have a plan of action to propose to you. Online business is a legit business model that can change your life for the better.
But the fact is that it takes time to build your business to a level where it provides sustainable full-time income.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise if you look more into this stuff. The online world is full of scam artists that promise you fast results just to get you to buy their product.
I believe it’s in your and my best interest to have realistic expectations. I have no interest in misleading you with false promises. Your trust is my most valuable asset and I truly want to see you succeed.
Since you have to make the ends meet, I recommend you stick with your current job and treat it as a temporary solution.
Invest any free time you have to your online business and within a year you will have nice side income to fall back to.
If you can afford it, you can cut back your hours to grow your online business faster. But whatever you do, don’t quit your job straight away, this will only set up you for failure.
I think it much better to play it smart.
It’s much easier to wake up in the morning and endure another day of work when you know you have a long term plan. Then it’s only a matter of enduring your current situation until you reach your goals.
But you have to work consistently if you want to succeed with this stuff. You can’t just write a piece here and a piece there.
You need to write content several times a week. If you are not proficient in writing or think that you can’t come up with anything to write I want to reassure you that’s exactly what I thought.
The training shows you how to write, then you just do it and you get better at it. Just like any other skill.
Then there’s also the option of focusing on YouTube if you feel comfortable on video. I don’t recommend it as your main strategy but some people are naturals with it and can succeed much faster.
I’m truly sorry you hate your job, it’s a miserable situation to be in. But you are not alone, there are thousands of people just like you.
I hope I managed to open your eyes a bit on the options out there. You have skills you can use in a ton of different occupations but I truly believe you should invest in online business as soon as possible.
Regular occupations are becoming redundant constantly as technology evolves. While electricians will be needed for the foreseeable future, I’m sure there will be a huge transformation in this field as well.
I think you can’t rely on full-time employment in the future, you need to have back up plans. Investments, assets and other sources of passive income like your online business.
This is currently your best bet at achieving financial independence. There is a competition but it’s not really that tough.
You have to realize the whole world is going digital at an increasing pace, this will increase opportunities at a faster rate than the competition. Until eventually regular people can’t compete with huge organizations.
But that’s not the case yet. It’s completely possible to build an empire and earn a fortune online as an individual. The faster you get on this wagon the better.
Thanks for reading and please think about my offer!
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