Well, kind of. I'll explain later. But while I have your attention - let me tell you why you shouldn't be in the stripper box.
My friend Tai Lopez told me "you don't want to be a stripper, and you don't want to be in a stripper box."
Needless to say, I was confused with what he meant by that. But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense.
Strippers can make really good money; up to $20,000 a month sometimes! If you became a stripper as a transition job and got really good at it, it would be hard to leave that money behind and find another job.
Before you know it, you've been a stripper for 15 years. In order to go and do something else, you have to dedicate at least a year away from what you're doing. Most people don't have the balls to do that; therefore they end up stripping their entire lives.
In a way, we all know someone this relates to.
Have you taken on a job that looked really good on paper originally, and all of a sudden you've been there for years and are locked into the lifestyle and the money that you're making? You know you're never going to make more than what you're making at this job, and you're never going to grow beyond how the job permits you to grow. There's nowhere else to go, unless you force yourself to leave and find something else.
I advise you all to think about your career path, not just the money you're making along that path. I love chasing the money as much as anyone, but it's important to try to plan your future the way you want it. Don't be afraid to play the long game either, even if you're a little older.
This scene from Up In The Air really speaks for this exact situation I'm describing. George Clooney's character asks J.K. Simmons' character "how much did they first pay you to give up on your dreams?" He answers, and Clooney follows up by asking "and when were you gonna stop and come back and do what makes you happy?"
It's hard to force yourself out of the routine that gives you enough. But you have to want more than enough if you want to live a fulfilling life.
Plan your tomorrow, today! Think of where your opportunities lie.
You don't want to get stuck in the stripper box. It's not healthy to get locked into a lifestyle simply based on monetary reasons. Don't just follow the money, follow your dreams and all of the opportunities that await you. The best opportunity that you have is probably the one you haven't thought of yet!
There's so many opportunities out there for you, and there's so much more you can do if you take the time to plan your life out.
Don't settle, and don't end up in the stripper box.
*My grandfather wasn't actually a stripper... but he was in the stripper box.*
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