Well I do actually have a dream job. I am an RF Engineer and I worked so hard for so long and spent so many hours away from home and family that now I work from home, basically when I want. Now my philosophy has always been simple and it has provided me with an ample amount of free time. Both keystones of how I approach getting out of bed everyday (not just Monday through Friday) were learned from Zig Ziglar in the early 80s and coupled with a strict moral code instilled by my parents and honed by the Marine Corps have provide me and my family a wonderful life. So here goes, the two philosophies I implement everyday from the great Zig...
1. You can have everything you want in life as long as you help enough other people get what they want first.
2. Do what you have to do when you have to do it and you will find you have enough time to do what you want to do when you want to do it.
I find that during most work weeks, applying precept 2, I can call myself finished by Wednesday or early Thursday. More over I never get calls from the boss asking me what I am doing. He already knows that I am doing what I have to do or have already done it before he makes that call. If he calls me on Thursday and I answer with "what's up, the fish are biting" he knows everything that he may have wanted to discuss is done and he replies "catch a ton!"
Now much like liberty and freedom, the ability to live by the above is predicated on a rock solid and unwavering moral base that allows you to make the choices you have to make while going about your day.
Lastly, no I did not put out an autoresponder telling my clients I am waiting for the CRJ update...that was just part of my story poking fun at the people who keep posting "when is the update, we NEED to know, it will make things better if we know blah blah blah blah puke.