Published on Aug 13, 2014
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“Here is a dilemma for you Eric … I don’t know I think I have entrepreneurial a.d.d. … I started out a few years ago thinking that I wanted to start shop to work on cars bikes etc… I have been tinkering on cars from the age of 12 on I’m 22 now..
I went out got a job in the industry really enjoyed it ended up starting my own shop about 5 months ago and now I couldn’t be more bored of it I still enjoy working on cars and it’s always going to be a hobby of mine but everyday it’s just becoming tedious and annoying .
So I ended up quitting the business and working for a company doing the same exact thing which is actually more fun that way for me because I enjoy being around people. And the shop I had it was literally just me and I had my girlfriend coming after her job and help do silly little things. But even now I’m truly not satisfied.
I like the feeling of owning my own business and knowing that it’s all under the control of my own hands. I really don’t know why I feel that way but its just the way it is. I think I’m going to start heading in the direction of being around people maybe buying and selling items may be some sort of a retail business.
I might start buying and selling instruments for I have played music also for my whole life. I guess what I’m wrapping it all up to question you is what do you think I should do. I feel like I’m never going to find the right direction.
I’m really hoping that this all pans out and I enjoy the next path I attempted to go down. But everybody is telling me hey stick with something and it’s actually starting to make me worry I do have to settle down some point in time I have bills and an apartment.
But I really enjoy cars I really enjoy music and I enjoy buying and selling things retail wise I enjoy being around people and I enjoyed festivals and festivities I’m just lost in the sauce on what path to go down any advice?”
COMMENTS • 528
alasdair geddes1 year ago
This is a typical millennial perspective. A much better piece of advice would be to not quit after 5 months. Every time you quit, you make it harder to get the next job. Stick with what you’re good at and if you get bored then add a new objective or if you feel like it’s not working out then figure out what the problem is and solve it. We can’t all make a living from YouTube or flick between career options while living off handouts. Most people just have to work hard to get through life’s challenges and that’s fine; because the thing that you love most in life does not have to be your job.
Angela Miller2 years ago
Evan I recently got laid off from a job that I actually hated. The money was awesome but I was totally under paid. I hated my job! I mastered my job and started to find it very boring. The company was running into some financial difficulties and I get laid off. I was sad because of the finances and not being able to pay my bills. However, I was happy that I didn’t have to sit in that beautiful office bored out of my mind. I wasn’t being challenged! I prayed and asked God to intervene by open up other employment opportunities. I also started pondering over opening my own consulting business being a business major. Today, I have fallen into a slight depression because I don’t know what it is for me to be doing anymore. Friends tell me that I will not find anything because I in my 40s what do they know! : ) I refuse to give up! I am scared! There I said it. Where is God when I am struggling right now?
I happen to be sitting at my computer and typed in career advice and there you were! : ) I ran across the video ” I am Just Lost,” I started laughing because I was thinking someone is just as lost as me. I listened to the video in its entirety and saw it as an affirmation of what I need to do to get wherever it is I am suppose to be.
Still don’t know what I am suppose to do but I will figure it out! : )
King J.2 years ago
Thank you so much..I’m 18..I have about 5 University Career Guidance pamphlets open in front me..thinking about what to do in life. My passes are all exceptional so any university will accept me…but I don’t want to conform to society. I do not want to be another corporate lapdog that does the same thing everyday…that’s boring. The human mind craves knowledge…thrills..so doing the same thing everyday will no doubt become monotonous and lead to a life of regrets and sadness. I want a career that offers a high salary..a career that is dynamic meaning there’s always new things to learn…a career that’s impactful so when I die I will leave a legacy behind for my children and inspiration for future generations…I want a career that is social..because the one thing you can never get bored of is other people. When I find this career I find happiness and this video breaks down my options so much more..Thank you.
perfectbeat10 months ago
Great advice! A wise saying I strive to live by is “Seek freedom and opportunity rather than a job and security.”
bigpunged40401 year ago
jumping from job to job to see which of them you are going to stay for ever its good if you are in your 20s but not in your 40s
shora aezah2 years ago
im very inspirited, especially with that music in the background makes me want to go on a revolution
Elena N1 year ago
Powerful video, Evan! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
ryan derksen1 year ago
I, am lost I really need a job. I, am a disabled man, I have no experience and very few skills and not enough money to go to college. I do not have the time, or the patience to go to college, and I need a job because I am disabled and on social security, and I am getting social security benefits. I, am scheduled to get married next year, when I do get married, and when I do ill lose my benefits, so I need a job that pays benefits.
john murphy3 years ago
evan, it means so much to me that you made this video response. I took a 180 degree turn in life. I’m slowly getting out of the automotive industry it just makes me miserable I don’t know why. ,And I’m pursuing my dream of starting a retail shop I just love it love it so much .and I’m also going to school for medical so that way I can have a pension and I’m working part time so that way during school I can support my dream of starting a retail shop and also support my bills. Im so glad I made this turn for the better I think about buying and selling all day long it makes me so happy . So I said screw it nd took a leap . So far so good . Tanks
zura iashvili1 year ago
I would like to keep searching and keep exploring but reason why 80% of people have shitty work is that somebody has to feed that 19% of entrepreneurs who are still exploring and have not done anything important yet. If everyone goes full entrepreneur then everyone will die of starvation.
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rivka coverdale10 months ago
Thank you! I am at my massage job, something that I used to love, no clients. I have no desire now to massage. This is inspirational bc it is honest.
Omar Sayeed2 years ago
Thanks allot. Keep making great videos Evan!
jothika 242 years ago (edited)
it was awesome seeing this video. im still young but i have subject selection which would lead to my future career. thks alot for the ideas. im still trying to chose the subjects i want and that would enable me to chose awide variety of jobs in future.
Rushabh Furia2 years ago (edited)
I hope this video will help me to figure out find best career path.
Mehmet Remzi9 months ago
when you turn 37 things not going easy as well when you are 20 done all those things yo sad.But when you at 37 and above life is not that magical unfortunately.
Titus Corday1 year ago
How do you figure out what to try and not try?
Partys Over2 years ago
“Its not the answer to live the life everybody else hates… you got to get up and try again.” Making these broad all encompassing statements that 99.999% of people already agree with isnt actually helpful. Youre like the self help version of those phony psychic mediums who trick people into believing they possess knowledge they actually dont have.
Roh G2 years ago (edited)
Hey Evan, the point you mentioned at 2:30 really struck a chord. I was in a career where I dreaded going to work and would even countdown till it was 6pm, so that I could knock off. Seriously, that was not the kind of life i wanted to live. However, sadly despite sharing my sentiments with colleagues, they simply told me off saying “work is simply meant to generate income and one shouldn’t expect it to be interesting”. However,I am so glad I came across your video. Now I realized I am not the only one feeling lost. Thanks a lot man.
Tetsuo Takahashi2 years ago
Good vid, thanks.