My friend was complaining the other day that all he wants to do is quit his job because he hates it. I did that a while ago and started my own company and although you don’t have the security and things like Health Insurance that a 9 to 5 job pays you, you do have a ton of other freedoms like me getting to work outside today instead of being trapped inside of an office. There are always upsides and downsides of working for yourself but the truth is that if you are actually good at something, or your job, then you can go out and do it for yourself if that is what you really want to do. That conversation made me think of I Want to be a Producer from the show The Producers.
The song starts with Leo Bloom sitting at his cubicle which is actually an opened air office and looking miserable being an Accountant. He’s sitting their hating his boss, not having any privacy and doing the same boring things over and over again. While he’s working at his desk, he starts to think about how amazing it would be to leave his job as an Accountant and go do what he really wants to do, become a Producer on Broadway. Not only is it his dream, but he finally has the guts and the courage to become a producer and quit his job when the dancing girls suddenly appear from his filing cabinets and his co-workers have disappeared.
It’s kind of funny to watch this song because I remember sitting there hating having to report into people and not having any freedom. Sure I had a huge budget and a ton of security, but I couldn’t just randomly go for a walk, take a day off without telling anyone or just go and work from a park or coffee shop whenever I wanted to. One day I finally said screw it and got the courage to quit everything and go out and be on my own. It definitely wasn’t easy and still isn’t at times, but it is one of the smartest and best things I have ever done for myself.
After this song, Leo Bloom finally had the guts to go out and start working for himself. He eventually meets the person who gets him to come on board and from that point on all he can think about is that he is going to live his dream and become a broadway producer. That’s what I love about the song I Want to be a Producer from The Producers. It helps people to realize that they don’t have to stay at their jobs and they can go out and do what they are good at and be their own bosses. They just need to have the guts to make that first step and actually quit their job. The thing to remember before you quit though is to have a plan in place and be ready for it. My friend made me think of I Want to be a Producer from The Producers and since it’s stuck in my head I wanted to post it for today.