Who do you work for?

September 30, 2016

This is an important question that I needed to answer.

After decades of working to make parents happy, teachers happy, friends happy, bosses happy, coworkers happy, corporations happy, girlfriends happy, neighbors happy, strangers happy, and finally my ego happy, I found myself super unhappy. It didn’t matter how much $$$ was in the bank, I was not having a good life.

Who do you work for?

There is only one person we can work for at a time because everyone has conflicting interests. You will often find that your boss wants something different from you than what your customer wants.

Just look at the current Wells Fargo debacle.
Thousands of lower level employees broke the rules to make their bosses happy (while customers got screwed) and now find themselves jobless. Yet their bosses keep their jobs along with hefty multi-million dollar paydays. The bosses will make more money even in their downfall than most folks will in dozens of lifetimes.

There is only one true boss in our life.
That’s my conclusion after much trial and error, and studying heroes.

“Performing all actions for my sake, completely absorbed in the Self, and without expectations, fight! – but stay free from the fever of the ego.”
– Bhagavad Gita 3.30

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
– Colossians 3:23

“With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:”
– Ephesians 6:7

“This is the only way to liberation, the only way to real happiness. Work for God and meditate on Him every night.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda