It's better to be employed or SELF-employed, but not UNemployed. The longer you are UNemployed, the less attractive you are to employers and to yourself.
Create a pipeline and retire with a residual income where money keeps coming in from what you did one time.
Work full-time on your job and part-time on your fortune. Profits lead to fortune. Wages can make you a living, but profits can bring you a fortune.