It gets tiring hearing people complain about how much they dislike their job every. single. day. There is nothing like a nice slap to the face to shake them up and snap them out of their “woe is me” complaints. I have always believed that if someone really wants something, that if someone seriously wants to change their life, they can. As long as the person summons their determination and will power, that is. Sitting around daydreaming of the day when they become their own boss will just not suffice. There will be a lot of work involved. Pat Maser never said it would be easy.
First things first: the early bird gets the worm. This is not just a metaphor mothers use to get their lazy children off the couch to do something productive. The beauty of this metaphor is that it can be applied to an array of scenarios, in this case a person going out into the world and taking matters into their own hands. If someone wants to become their own boss, they simply cannot just sit around and wait for an opportunity to come to them. Very few people are handed fortunes and entrepreneurships; these things are typically sought after.
Ironically however the late bird may at times get the worm after all but only once the best worms are already taken. The late bird gets the slim pickings and never the prime rib. The same can apply to the world of business. The more people that decide to become entrepreneurs, the less original ideas and services will be available. It’s science really. The goal is always to be the first and best; the first to get the worm, the first to get the job and the first to create the product.
Second things second: there is no time like the present. The beauty of this cliche is that it always holds true. The past cannot be changed and the future simply did not yet happen. The present is the only time in which people are able to control, in which people are able to alter and redirect. There is no time like the present. Patrick Maser made numerous attempts to hoist himself to the top, and after being flattened by the inevitable failures that the majority of entrepreneurs encounter, he became a leader of his extremely successful home-based business. Patrick Maser did not allow the scary shadows of the future to stop him from pursuing what he wanted.
My apologizes for utilizing metaphors and cliches to stress my point of urgency to step away from dull desks and take charge, but they prove useful and true. drawing pictures of things people are already familiar with are easier to understand than making new ones that are either hit or miss. The bottom line is to not fear the unpaved path, but to embrace it like Pat Maser and rise to the top.