Thank God I Don’t Care It’s Friday

by JR Griggs

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thank-god-its-friday Today is Friday, that means that my Twitter and Facebook stream will be filled with comments from people who hate their jobs screaming – Thank God It’s Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Every Friday I see the same thing over and over. Being that I love what I do and it is my own business, I actually do not like Fridays. It means that my work week is over. Don’t get me wrong I love my weekends and spending more time with the family. It’s just not the same as when I had a dreaded job and Friday was like Christmas every week.

When I see Friday coming it puts me into overdrive trying to get as much done as possible. In fact quite often throughout the day I will look at the clock and hate the fact that it is 2pm already. I sit there wishing time would go by slower instead of the other way around.

I gave up on working for someone else in jobs I did not like, long ago. I decided that I was tired of working for idiots quite honestly. I was determined to do whatever it took to be successful in my own business. If that meant Ramen Noodles every night then so be it.

You know the saying about doing what you love and you will never work another day in your life? Most apply that to some job again. They figure they will be happy doing something they like doing. The problem with this is there will be other people there. This increases the chance that you will long for Fridays again.

No More Case of the Mondays

Every Sunday night I would get so annoyed by the fact that tomorrow was Monday. I hated it, that meant back to work. Even when I was doing jobs I liked I felt this way. I would try to make Sunday last as long as possible.

Now I could care less. I get excited for the work week to start and for the new opportunities. In fact now that I think of it, every night I would try to make last as long as possible. This would lead to staying up late and not wanting to go to bed. Then of course I am tired all day.

As you can see I was certainly not someone who was made to work for someone else. Although I did every job I could get to support my family, I was always working on some new business idea. I cannot remember a time in my life where I was not trying to start a business.

I fell on my face a lot in my attempts to start something and I am so glad I did not give up. Looking back now it was all of that failure that has led me to where I am now.

Are you allergic to working for others as I am? Have you tried to break out and do something on your own but failed? The important thing is to keep failing, the more you fail the more chance you have for success. This may require you to turn off that TV and start burning some midnight oil but it will be the best thing for your health!

If you get up every Friday and say “Thank God it’s Friday!” and hate Mondays as much as I did, you may want to reevaluate your career.

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Seth

Amen to that!

I heard Dave Ramsey mention a quote that resonated on this point. Roughly, it was this: “Successful people focus their attention on results. Unsuccessful people focus their attention on the process.”

To me this illustrates the difference between being self-employed and working harder but having direct control and owning all the profits, compared to searching for a job that is pleasant or comfortable in the short term.

When I was talking with a fellow business owner the other day, I said, “Yeah, I remember when I used to root for time to go by FASTER instead of SLOWER.” He smiled, understanding instantly. Then he told me a good insider’s story about the joys of owning a business.

It is an insider’s club. If you’ve lived it, you instantly understand and relate. If you’re still an employee, ya just don’t get it.

I personally dread weekends. Can’t do as much BUSINESS! :)

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Sabrina Sabino

Haha, I can totally relate. :) I left my job last year to do my own thing and I don’t care if it’s Friday because it doesn’t make a difference to me.  I do enjoy the weekends, because out of tradition it’s the time I set aside to do extra-relaxing (although because a lot of what I do is online, everything slows down a bit because some clients prefer not to respond to business emails during the weekend).  But then again I can take some time off any time of the week.  When it’s a public holiday and everyone gets a day off, it doesn’t make a difference to me either.

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JR Griggs

Yeah same here. I still like my weekends. I just don’t work for them. Friday’s, although I wish they went slower, are my movie nights with the kids. So Friday’s are still exciting. But not dreading Monday’s is awesome!

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