Escape From Boring with Joe Barnes

After reading a comment on YouTube about how to earn a good income without a boring job, today’s guest, Joe Barnes, made it his mission to find a framework that enables this. Hint: there are three ways.

When I left my full-time job at Costco, it felt like a giant leap. So I was excited to have Joe Barnes on the show to hear more about his Three Paths to pursuing your dream job. He set up Escape The System - a resource for entrepreneurs, dreamers, and world changers. He’s also the author of ‘Do The Work You Love’. By freeing your mind from society's conditioning and finding a passion, you’re on track to living the life you want.

Tune in as we learn how to escape boring jobs, how he strategically became an author – his dream job – and what he learnt from two ridiculous tennis matches.
This episode is sponsored by Tile. We all know someone (and maybe it's not you) that's constantly losing their stuff. This is where Tile comes in handy: it’s a bluetooth device that helps you keep track of your stuff. It comes in a sleek, unobtrusive and compact size, which attaches to things like your keys or your wallet. With the Tile app, every time you misplace something you simply tap to find it. Go to tile.com/timecrafting to shop the limited edition collection right now – and finally stop losing your stuff.

This episode is sponsored by Fundrise. Fundrise is an investing platform that makes investing in high-quality, high-potential real estate as easy as investing in your favourite stock or mutual fund. Whether you’re looking to add stable cash flow via dividends or prefer long-term growth through appreciation, Fundrise has you covered. Fundrise’s team of real estate professionals carefully vets and actively manages all of their real estate projects. And with their easy-to-use website you can track your portfolio’s performance and watch as properties across the country are acquired, improved, and operated via asset updates. Want to get started? All you need to is visit fundrise.com/timecrafting to do that… and when you do you’ll have your first NINETY days of advisory fees waived. Start building your better portfolio with Fundrise today!
Talking Points
  • The boring job John did (0:32)
  • What do we actually mean by “choosing your passion”? (2:46)
  • The Three Paths (4:16)
  • Advice to the adventurous who go ‘all-in’ with a change (7:20)
  • How to stop your passions from fizzling away (9:52)
  • Dealing with fear when making the career change (12:32)
  • Advice to people who think it’s ‘past their time’ (21:15)
  • Lessons learnt from being a tennis coach (25:27) 
  • Joe’s relationship with time (29:09)
Quote
"There’s something inside of you that needs expression." - Joe Barnes
Helpful Links
Want to discover some of the books mentioned on the podcast? Check out Scribd, my reading app of choice.

If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.

Join our newsletter

Got it. You're on the list!
© 2019 Productivityist