I’ve worked in a cubicle for 8 soul sucking years (not consecutively).
There wasn’t a time I sat in a cubicle without daydreaming about how to escape.
The people I’ve worked with throughout the years have been great. In fact, many of my former co-workers helped to make cubicle life more tolerable.
What I’ve learned over the years is that being in a cubicle is no way to live. If you work in a cubicle and love your job, I’m happy for you. However, this article isn’t for you.
If you loathe cubicle life as much as I do, I’ll tell you how to escape from the cubicle once and for all.
I Was Forced Out of the Cubicle Life
If I hadn’t been laid off from my last job, I’d probably still be sitting in the same cubicle.
Since the layoff, I have hustled my ass off. I’ve freelanced, I’ve done gigs on Fiverr, I’ve written articles, I’ve even opened an eBay store with my spouse (which is fun!)
What is even better is that I’ve found things that I LOVE to do and now I’m growing two internet businesses from those discoveries.
Being laid off has been a blessing. I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve learned that there truly is no such thing as job security.
I’ve learned that I do not want to be tied down to a job for the rest of my life. I’ve also learned that there is more to life than what is in front of us.
I’m finally building the business of my dreams doing affiliate marketing. Something I’ve wanted to do full-time for years (more on that below.)
Now my spouse and I are planning for our ultimate dream: moving to Oahu. Project Oahu in full effect, honey! 🙂
Seriously, we simply want a laid back lifestyle, low-stress, low-key and that is what we are working on at this minute.
Get Out of the Cubicle Right Now
If you truly want to be cubicle-free, you can start by finding a job opposite of what you currently do.
If you are supporting a family or have a lot of debt, this may not be a risk you want to take. A lot of jobs are part-time.
However, it is possible to find full-time work, not in a cubicle. For example, I now prefer work that is outdoors or requires motion.
Have you ever watched the movie Office Space? The main character ends up working outdoors in construction and he’s much happier not being in a cubicle.
The next job you get doesn’t have to be your ultimate career path but at least it will get you out of the monotony of cubicle life and get your mind exploring other options.
When you are stuck in a rut, it is easy to accept where you currently are. Motion creates emotion. Get up and take action!
Work Outside the Cube and Start Your Own Online Business
Escaping the cubicle life meant more to me than simply being cubicle free. I would daydream about being outside, breathing fresh air, being in control of my time.
Escaping meant freedom.
Although I’m cubicle-free, I am not job free. My goal is to be completely job free. However, NOT having a cubicle job is partly freeing.
There is something about not working in a stuffy office under fluorescent lighting that makes a huge difference in my happiness.
Ask yourself why you want to escape cubicle life. Do you seek lifestyle freedom as I do? Would you be willing to work for that freedom?
If so, the following opportunity may be exactly what you need.
What is Your Passion?
Everyone has something they enjoy doing. Stamp collecting. Woodworking. Surfing. Playing guitar. Whatever it is, you can turn your passion into an online business.
That is what I’m doing right now. Whatever job I have is TEMPORARY. Not only am I escaping cubicle life, but I am also escaping the illusion of job security.
I’m building websites centered around my own interests. I’m growing a legitimate online business and you can too.
You can learn how to monetize those websites and earn income from them.
Where Could You Be A Year From Now?
I’m sure you don’t want to be stuck doing the same thing you’re doing now.
There is more to life than sitting in a cubicle daydreaming about what else you could be doing with your time.
Taking action now by investing in your online business education could change the trajectory of your life.
It is my personal mission to help anyone who wants to escape the drudgery of cubicle life to do so.