You Don’t Want A Job—and here’s why…

My good friend, fellow virtual worker, author, and occasional nomad Joel D Canfield has a new book out (his 10th!):



You Don’t Want A Job: Why Self-Employment Reduces Your Risks & Increases Your Rewards





To celebrate, and to learn more about why you don’t want one, enjoy this chat we did via Skype with Joel in Wisconsin and me and Los Angeles:

Video chat with Joel


We discuss:

  • What exactly IS a job?
  • Why you don’t want one
  • The four “T’s” of work
  • Lifestyle changes and benefits
  • Who this book is for


A bit more about the book, from Joel:

“You don’t need anyone to tell you the economy stinks. Everyone is just hanging on, hoping it gets better.

That’s not how it works.

Picture This Scene

losing your grip

Walking along a mountain path, you slip — and go right over the edge. Your hired guide grabs your hand. Whew! Safety.

Then, he starts to slip.

Look into his eyes. Imagine it. This is no lifelong friend, no loved one, no trusted ally. Your only relationship is money.

When he starts to slip, would you rather be hanging from his hand, or hanging onto something with your own?”


If you think you’d like to learn more about not wanting a job, order your copy now: paperback or Kindle (aff link).



So do you want a job? Why or why not?

I’d love to hear your response + any other thoughts you have below.


Quick reminders: you still have time to enter the $100 Startup Giveaway before it ends this week, AND I’m hosting a virtual one-night class on how to travel like the wealthy and live the GREAT life for a fraction of the cost—learn more and register here! :)


Looking forward to learning more!




Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.

Posted in change, courage, decision, non-conformity
3 comments on “You Don’t Want A Job—and here’s why…
  1. Paul Molinari says:

    Good interview Nathan. Informative, inspiring, thought provoking, yet succinct. Just long enough to kick my brain into critical thinking mode, without being so long it feels like an assignment I need to put off until Sunday to get to it. Absolute brilliant use of available technology to provide a crisp and clean product for the benefit of peoples lives, right into their inboxes, and at no cost to the recipients. It was like a midday knowledge biscuit while I was transitioning my day. That is pretty darn awesome.

    • Nathan says:

      thanks for checking this out Paul, and really glad you enjoyed it!

      always a pleasure to feature good friends and great questions. :)

      and “midday knowledge buscuit” – hahaha… that’s awesome!!

    • Thank you, Paul. Ah, length. Nathan and I agreed it should be 5 to 10 minutes.

      It just turned out we took 10 minutes each ;) Funny that I can write and publish a 99-page book just fine, but I can’t do a 5-minute interview. That there is the benefit of editing!

      Glad you enjoyed the content. Hope it lights a fire.

      Where are you in the working world? Job, self-employed, on the path from one to the other? How can I help with whatever you’re doing?

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