Why Do People Think Jobs For 15 Year Olds Are a Good Idea?
Are you 15 years old and looking for a job and an employer that hires people at your age?
Then you are doing a big, big mistake.
There are many jobs for 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds. And a lot of guys at these ages try to find a job like crazy.
Because they probably need some pocket-money. Because they want to buy a new PlayStation. Because they want to go for holidays in the summer.
It doesn’t matter. The essence is that you need money right?
And you are eager to work at a not so interesting job and sacrifice your precious time to earn some extra money. You think that this is the only way to get what you want.
Here Is Why Jobs For 15 Year Olds & Beyond Are A Complete Waste Of Time
If you are 15 – 19 years old and you need more money, then you shouldn’t look for a job.
You should try to improve yourself.
You might be thinking: “what does this mean?” and “how much money will I make this way?”
To anser your first question:
1.What does this mean?
It means that you should be continuously searching for ways that will make you better in three key areas of life:
“Won’t I be better financially if I find a job?”
Yes, but only in the short-term. You will work 3 months and you will make 2500$. Then you will spend this money on holidays, parties, clothes, a new car, video games or whatever else you want to buy.
You will “be better” financially only for a few weeks after you stop working at your summer job.
Will you be able to make MORE money when you work again? Will that experience increase your skills and help you earn more than you did the last summer?
I doubt so. If you work as a waiter for 1200$ per month, the odds say that the next summer you will also make 1200$ per month.
One year after and you will be the same person who gets paid the same amount of money. This isn’t called improvement. This is called TRADING MY TIME FOR MONEY.
And that’s why its wrong.
When you are only seeking the instant gratification and short-term pleasure of enjoying a 7-day vacation after a summer of exhausting work, then you are not setting yourself up for bigger success in the future.
What if you travel to Italy this year? You will have to trade your time again the next summer to make enough money and travel to England. And this will happen again and again and again.
Finding a job at 15 years old isn’t so hard. Even if you can’t find one, your parents will probably support you financially.
And if you don’t make enough money working, they will probably supplement your tiny income for when you need 400$ more for your vacation.
BUT if you do that consistently for 5+ years – you will end up being in your early twenties without a solid foundation for success.
And THE BEST TIME to lay the foundation for your success is when you are 15 years old. Or 16, 17, 18 and 19 years old.
When you are in your teens and still have the security of living with your parents.
When the only thing you have to worry about is how you will make Mary like you.
If you don’t build a solid foundation for success when you are still young, then you will have a hard time doing it in the future.
At 15 years old is the best time to do that. Cultivating skills and acquiring knowledge that will really make a difference in your life needs some time.
And if you start to improve yourself when you are 15-19 you will soon be 25 years old and able to live a life that your peers won’t imagine even in their dreams.
Yes, it takes years to accomplish something big. But in the meanwhile, you will be experiencing a little success here and there that will make your journey more enjoying.
And if you think that being 25 years old is too far away from your reality, then you might have to re-consider it.
I can’t even remember when I was 15. Time goes by so fucking fast. You will be 25 years old before you even realize it.
Only those who don’t use their time right, complain that they don’t have enough time.
— Damian Pros (@dareandconquer) January 22, 2016
Don’t try to find a job that hires at 15, 16 or 17. Jobs for 15 year olds are useless – because they only help you in the short-term and do nothing for your long-term success.
Improve yourself when you are still young and you will reap the rewards in the future. You might miss some holidays with your buddies when you are 17 years old. You might also feel a little frustrated.
But what’s better?
Enjoying a 7-day vacation today and working like a slave at 25? Or busting your ass off now and enjoying life to the utmost some years from now?
I would choose the second one with eyes closed.
Now, second question:
2.How Much Money Will I Make This Way?:
You want to go for holidays, don’t you?
Sure, I understand your desire to have some extra pocket-money. I had that desire when I was a teenager.
And that desire is the reason I am writing this article. To tell you what I would tell to my old self when I was in your age.
I did the same mistake that most teens make. I tried to find a job that hires at 15, 16 and beyond. I have found some jobs and made some pocket-money.
But when I was 20 years old, I found that my financial situation was in the same horrible condition like when I was 15 years old.
Five fucking years have passed and I was at the same fucking place!
I realized that I was just covering the symptoms of the problem when I should find a way to end it completely.
It’s like having a messy room with clothes, papers and other stuff thrown everywhere around.
When you put all these things under the carpet, your room looks a little better for a while. But it’s not really cleaned up. You have just covered the mess temporarily.
The same happens when you look for a job at 15 years old and beyond.
You are not solving the problem – which is the lack of money and financial stability. But you are just covering the symptoms which is your inability to go for a 7-day vacation.
The Solution To The Problem And The Answer To The Second Question:
If you follow the way of investing in yourself, instead of selling yourself at a job for dirt cheap you will notice one thing:
In the first months or even years, there will be no big results. You probably won’t make any money. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have taken the wrong path.
If you are constantly improving yourself, acquiring new knowledge and becoming a better person than the one you were yesterday, then you are building a very solid foundation.
You might not make much money in the short-term. And you might miss one or two vacations.
But what about the long-term?
That’s where you should focus on!
Over the long haul, you will make more money than you would make at time-wasting jobs that hire 15,16, 17 and 18 year olds.
Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do in your life while you are still young. Invest in yourself financially, physically and mentally.
As soon as you start working in these three areas, you will see that you are creating the life you want to live.
Work on yourself now and your future self will thank you two or three years from now! Don’t do the same mistake I did when I was in my teens.
I didn’t invest in myself. I either wasted time mindlessly or wasted my time working for someone else.
If I had invested in myself since I was 15 years old I would have accomplished bigger things by now. But even if I missed five essential years, I have spent the last one improving myself.
And that’s the only reason I am making money through fiverr.
Jobs for 15 year olds and beyond are a waste of time.
Invest in yourself and try to become a better person every single day. The younger you are, the bigger positive impact it will have on your future.
How can you invest in yourself?
It’s extremely simple and there are two things that everyone can do.
Read and exercise.
Do these things consistently when you are young and rest assured that you will have a better future than 99% of your peers.
Why do these two things?
Well, read this article to see why: How to Find The Road To Success With These 4 Proven Habits
Finding a job to make some extra pocket-money when you are 15-19 years old is totally not worth the time. You won’t improve much and you will be mostly trading your time for money.
Instead, focus on the long-term and work on yourself. In this way you will enjoy more pleasureable moments in the future – and you will be better than 99% of your peers in every aspect of your life