Why introverts hate part time jobs
Right now I’m working part-time at a retail startup as a sales associate, but I’m not a huge fan of working part time jobs because introverts like myself tend to be big picture thinkers we hate devoting time to jobs we don’t feel benefit our goals.
My part-time jobs
Back when I was in high school and working as a gymnastics coach for a few hours a week and a busier/server at a restaurant the rest of the time I didn’t mind it, because at the time I only wanted to go on the path of becoming an engineer, but when I was inspired to become an entrepreneur they felt like a huge time suck for learning and trying entrepreneurship; I got more and more frustrated with the managers at the restaurant and stopped working at the gym because the pay wasn’t as good and the hours were few.
Eventually, I quit the restaurant before Christmas because I was moving from Ohio and I began to pursue freelance web development. At the time it felt big to me and I had some clients lined up to work with; I hated the restaurant business it wasn’t because I didn’t like my coworkers or talking to guests. I liked it for a time, but for introverts, hope is a double-edged sword; on one edge a glimmering future and the other cynicism toward the present.
What I learned
I made many mistakes on handling hope, planting my seed money, and finding what I really wanted. After getting an idea of building my own future I just wanted to jump in right away, and it created disdain toward my restaurant job for taking my time away. Now I’m learning that making use of unused time is better than freeing time.
If farmers only put seed in their barns the world would starve; if entrepreneurs only put money in their bank account the world would have no wealth. I didn’t invest much of anything because I was uneducated financially, I invested in education by buying a year of Lynda.com, but that’s about it I didn’t put much into the business except for Adobe CC tools, and I didn’t invest money into any financial markets. My money did nothing but slowly dwindle until I had none.
After a few projects I realized freelancing is not for me, but a few projects that I wanted to make for myself really excited me; I’d be my own client! It took me awhile to figure this out, but it gave me more hope, a hope like an arrow rather than a sword. I pinpointed what I wanted to do rather than swinging with a broad slash. Now I will take my time in consideration; taking aim at a target instead of charging in without thinking.
What I’m doing now
At my new job I’m going to use my hope like an arrow, and plant my seeds. I’m still working on my business, but I’m planning my time much better. Planning my time better is helping me work a part time job in the same scope as the big picture.
I’m now planting my seeds more effectively knowing that they will grow. I’m using some for my business, others in stocks, and I’d like start in real estate.
Things you can try right now
If you have a part-time job right now and want to become an entrepreneur here are a few actionable steps to do right now!
- Plan the rest of your week right now
- Begin investing in your financial education
Hope this helps you to get things done now, and comment I’d love to hear what you think!