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  • Chad Hubert

From The 9 to 5 to The Work From Home.

Well to be honest, I've never had a 9:00-5:00 job. Mine were always 7:00 or 8:00 until 5:00 or 6:00. However, for me that lifestyle is soul crushing! I know so many of you out there are happy with it, and that's great. I'm just not wired that way. I prefer the freedom to come and go as I wish. I love being able to take the morning off to go see my daughter's play and just catch up on my work later in the evening. I may have to work nights and weekends sometimes but as long as I get the work done, I can pretty much set my own schedule! That is worth so much more to me than how much I make. Gary Vee said it best, "It's about how you make your money, not about how much you make".

You see, we all have to do what makes us happy. We have only one life to live. There are plenty of millionaires out there that are miserable because they work 80-100 hours a week! They never see their family and friends, or pursue their passions. On the flip side. There are plenty of people satisfied with 30-40 hour weeks, vacations twice a year and being able to spend every evening with their families. They may only make 25k a year but they are happy. If you can live within that budget and still keep your freedom, then that's great too.

There's a third group of people. The group I'm in. The group that loves their work. Their work IS their passion, and therefore it doesn't feel like work at all!

I'm not a morning person. I never have been a morning person. However, if I had to get up early on the weekend to go do something fun, it always took the sting out of it. I was only miserable when I had to wake up early and go to work.

So for me this has been a huge breath of fresh air. I wake up everyday excited to go to work because it doesn't feel like work when you love what you are doing. When something pops up that I need to take care of, I can drop what I'm doing and go do it.

Yesterday, my little baby girl was sick and couldn't go to daycare. She had to stay home with me, which made it difficult to get much done. Luckily it was a light day so I was able to spend almost the whole day cuddling up with her on the couch answering emails on my phone and getting up here and there to do a design while she slept.

Raelyn Hubert sleeping in my arms on her sick day.

My family is the most important thing in my life and having the ability to bend my schedule to spend time with them on the important things, that's better than anything money can buy.

I encourage all you, (the 5 people that read my blog) to go out there and do what you love. find a way to monetize your hobby or passions. It's a game changer and it will unlock a mental state you never knew you had within you.

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