So it's Friday.

For many people it's the end of the work week. Two days of rest, drinking and dossing before the cycle starts again.

That's what I did for 10 years.

There were good bits and bad bits. The release at the end of the week is awesome, but the Sunday evening low brings you back to earth with a bump.

It just wasn't worth it any more.

I was working somebody else's plan and just becoming more deluded and depressed at the same time.

There IS a way out though. But you have to turn your back on consuming lifestyle as a means of escapism.

The key is knowing yourself.

Knowing what you want, what you need and what ultimately makes you happy.

For me, holidays, clothes, cars and commodities weren't taking me closer to inner peace and contentment.

They just meant I had to work harder to pay for more things that I didn't need.

Success to me is to waking up every day and doing work that fulfils me.

Believe me, accepting you need to change and making a start is the hardest part.

You'll doubt yourself and talk yourself out of it (for me this happened dozens of times before I finally took the leap of faith).

My advice is to start small.

Maybe commit to starting reading some development books, or increasing your knowledge in a certain subject.

If you know what you want to do, start planning how you are going to make this into a career that will pay for the lifestyle you need.

I spent hours journalling and planning my business in the months before I launched this website.

It's a habit I continue to this day.

The number one tip I would give to anybody who wants to pave their own way and start to work for themselves is to write a diary.

Put down all your thoughts, even the silly ones.

Engaging both the hands and brain into this act of 'thinking' helps to manifest your ideas into reality (albeit on a page).

When you write down your ideas they seem to work their way deeper into your  brain... Something to do with neural pathways I think... But don't quote me on that.

An amazing book to start you on this journey is Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker.

But if you have any questions at all... Leave a comment below.