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Do You Behave Like You Were Made In A Factory?

We aren’t factory made tools fit for only one type of job; fitted neatly into little boxes, and shipped away to retailers. This is something I’ve come to understand over the last few years namely; understanding how we adapt to our constantly changing environment and society.

#### There is nothing wrong with being a jack of all trades but a master of none.
Contrary to what society may lead you to believe; the 9-5 working lifestyle isn’t for everyone – but neither is the idea that you must start a business in order to have freedom. I believe that the more working options there are available to us, then the more we can truly expand; not only our skills, but our perspective of life – since we’re getting experience in a variety of differing working environments and timeframes, in order to see what we resonate with best.

Truth be bold, I don’t believe we are mean’t to do only one thing in our lives.

Personally, my CV currently looks like it has been written by a group of vagabonds more than anything else.

  • I love teaching.
  • I love writing.
  • I love coaching.
  • I love motivating and inspiring people to make lasting changes in their lives.

So What Am I?

There is no job title that sums me up. I’m an individual with goals and dreams – born with the ability to think for myself in order to make important life-changing decisions. For me personally, there isn’t one ‘professional’ field that compels me enough to stick with all my life whilst not pursuing anything else.

A lot of people, young people especially, are slated for possessing traits such as long-term boredom and/or career-minded indecisiveness. But are these traits wholly negative, which puts a stop to progression? I disagree. These children in most cases, are the type that love to explore new things all the time. They will try something, get what they want out of it; and move on the next thing. Rinse and repeat. Is this such a bad thing? Is changing your career, three or four times an inherently bad choice? It might be so to some employers, but only to those who can’t see the forest from the trees.

I personally comprehend the examples above as individuals who understand what ‘true freedom’ is, in the working environment. That is, they know when they are ready to expand their horizons, but most importantly, they don’t let the myriad of factors; such as age, qualifications, skills – keep them from trying new things.


## The Effect of Our Societal Beliefs
I an advocate of free-will, and I believe that for the majority of us – it well and truly exists. Our decisions are ours and ours alone to make. However, we are aware that people around us have some form of effect on us. Though we may try to pretend it doesn’t exist; this leads to social conditioning and the birth of the herd mentality. Beliefs such as ‘there is only [one way to become successful](https://blog.balancednarrative.com/mental-health/create-and-define-your-own-idea-of-success/ "Create and Define Your Own Idea of Success"); get a degree and get a good job. That’s what I did, and that’s what all my friends did, and this is what all our parents did too… so you should do the same too :D’

Social Conditioning

Little do people realise (or maybe they do) – our environment conditions us into thinking a particular way or behaving according to pre-determined algorithms that are socially acceptable. And anyone who thinks outside of this methodology is ‘weird’ or ‘strange’.

But the concept many of us fail to realise, is that sometimes; being a little strange or thinking differently, is perfectly ok.

If you need any more proof – just look at all the people who you regard as ‘successful’; analyse their position, and I’m sure you will come to the conclusion that they had to think, believe and act differently, in order to get to the position they are in now.

I tried being normal once. It was the worst 5 minutes of my life.

Being able to think for yourself is a great skill to possess, as it gives you the power to change your beliefs to ones that empower you – rather than limit you.