So Let’s translate “why don’t you do some work” into what it really is: “How come your job lets you fly all over the place, and have meetings in really cool places, and why can’t mine? Your job certainly doesn’t seem like work, why does mine?”
My answer to them? Because you don’t want it badly enough. If you really did, you’d have it. You’d take the risk, and play the game. (In actuality, that’s all it ever is – one giant game.) Face it – Having a job where you’re not the boss is, well, safe. You might hate it, you might think you can do it better, and you might want to firebomb your cubicle, but in the end, it’s safe. Your direct deposit comes in every other Friday, and you know it’ll be there. Going out on your own isn’t that simple. You’d worry every single day that this is the day you’re going to screw it all up, and lose it all. And when you woke up at 4:30am the next morning, (not because you can’t sleep, but because 4:30am to 5:30am is the only time you can work out without having to carry your phone with you) you’d smile that you kept it going another day, and actually look forward to working. You’ll wake up smiling, no matter how early it is. So you’d be scared on a regular basis. The paycheck wouldn’t be guaranteed, but the excitement damn well would be.