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The 4-Hour Work Week and Timothy Ferriss
College Students/Young People
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Hi guys I need some advice, I bought the 4HWW in oct '10 (found the blog in august) so everything is still pretty new to me.
My current situation
19yr college student (media course)
Never worked but I get EMA
neither parent currently working (one can't, the other just got fired)
I've avoided working because of two fears ( being trapped in a 9-5 and job hopping like my parents)
currently in debt
my problem is that I had no intention of getting experience when i was 2years younger and I can be very picky but now I won't be able to get away with not working for much longer so I just wanted to know, what jobs would be suitable for a first time worker which could then be later outsourced (strictly speaking IT jobs despite not being fond of IT).
I have applied sections of the book to my life already (dreamlining, eliminating; people-friends, muse ideas(untested)
I think the thread is just me ranting but if someone can help in someway that would be great.
In my opinion the best place to start is to generate some type of income. You need to get out of debt or at least work on it. There are many reasons why people become trapped in a 9-5. As long as you have the desire to constantly move on or work on other things i think there is nothing wrong with a 9-5...just do not get caught in it.
That being said...a little about me. Some of my first jobs were: Lifeguarding, Bagger/Cashier @ a grocery store, working on a farm, babysat neighbor's kids, and did yard work. Over the past 5 years, since highschool, I have been involved in the restaurant business (waiting tables). At first I thought I would like to own/manager one. Screw that idea...
I share the same fear of a 9 to 5. One positive aspect of a restaurant job is that after a while, you are able to pick the hours you can/want to work. So for me its works perfectly now that I go to school part-time, work, and anything else after.
Hey Andrew T, I actually just registered on this site, and I'm actually a senior in High School going on to college. I admit, I don't know much about the situation your in, but why don't you try to study abroad? I know that there is JED for teaching English in Japan, and you don't have to know Japanese.; that way, you can get money, while thinking about what you want to do.
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