Do You Need Someone Telling You What To Do Everyday?

Do you need someone directing your every move just to get through the day, put food on the table, and take care of your family? It’s ok if you do. I just want you to admit it, that’s all.

My dad owns a remodeling business that’s been running for almost 30 years. He’s pretty hands off as a boss. He puts out a job order and expects the crew to get it done. He’s lost a lot of guys over the years because of that. They just couldn’t handle the freedom. Most of them that left went to retail or fast food. They needed someone directing every more.

Now, if you’re not like that, you’re in the minority. If you can handle the freedom, embrace it, own it, you’re special. You’re awesome.

A recent U.S. Department of Labor survey found that…

  • Only 3% of people can survive and succeed long term in an unsupervised and unstructured job
  • Only 14% can succeed without supervision if they have a structured job
  • 83% need ongoing supervision and reminders about how to stay structured on the job to succeed

Reference- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Success as a Professional Speaker

My buddy Kevin Miller runs a company called Free Agent Academy that caters to people like that, to help cultivate their passions. He also helps rescue those people that need to be told what to do. It’s a really neat thing. If this year you think you’d like to break free of the chains of employment and become a free agent, let me know. I’d love to help. I can introduce you to Kevin and his uprising of self-employed superstars.

If you are stuck, and you’re okay with that, I’ll say hello the next time I order a happy meal for my kids.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at Thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “Do You Need Someone Telling You What To Do Everyday?

  1. Oh man…this is harsh David. What struck me right off is two things, 1) This is not natural…to not be able to direct oneself. It’s programmed, from parents who overcontrol and micromanage their kids from birth to age 5, then from 5-18 the kids are taught to follow directions, take orders and stay within the lines. They launch into life with no experience or skill in being self-directed.


    2) Am I equipping my kids well enough? Damn. Gonna have to ponder and explore this. Those stats are unacceptable.

    Thanks brother.

  2. That’s why you’re in the rescuing business. You’re dad lined you guys up to succeed on your own and then lead others to do the same.

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