Here’s why famous experts who write books never go back to regular jobs: regular jobs are hard. Regular jobs mean you answer to others. Regular jobs mean you do regular, often repetitive, things. Regular jobs mean you are not the center of attention and have to follow rules made by other people. Anyone who’s an expert, guru, executive or coach has likely lost any real sense of what real work is. We assume that because we can give advice on something, we are superior to those who take the advice, but that’s not true.