STAYING MOTIVATED: KEEP GOING EVEN THOUGH NOTHING IS WORKING

 

Person Holding Stay Focuseds Paper

“Work out.”


wake up go out

How do you stay going even when nothing around you is happening in your career? Well you have to do something on a daily basis. Me, I like to sometimes envision myself traveling somewhere that I have never been until I can afford the means to go. You are able to not only pass the time, but you also can find out you have motivation through the things you think about having in life. There is something about the vision that will get you up off the couch and pursue for your career. Because a lot of careers in today’s society involve you going out and getting the job. You can’t wait for someone to give you the opportunity, you have to go to it.

keep your head up

Sometimes it’s hard to go when you have dealt with so much hurt. But know, that you are not an anomaly, plenty of people have been in your predicament. I hate to use the cliché that nothing in life comes easy. And that is true, it doesn’t. I remember in a speech that Denzel Washington gave that stated “The greatest impediment to success in life is ease.” You will not go anywhere until you have felt that hurt and pain. And when I say hurt and pain, I mean the mental. Physical is not what you’ll experience, even in a career that is physical. The games that will be played on your mind will hurt you more than any hit on a football field, or building block falling on you in construction.

light at the end 

There are better days ahead of you in your quest for success in your career.  In time you will be where you want to be, but don’t let the now effect your future. Because the only person responsible for your come up is you.


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RISE AND SHINE: COMING TO WORK IN THE A.M.

Analog Alarm Clock Displaying 07:00

“Get up, stand up.”


early morning am

When you wake up in the morning, do you ever get that feeling of why am I getting up this morning. Because even though you might like your job, you still have this feeling that you can’t seem to get out of bed. But for the most part that feeling comes from people that are not that interested in their jobs. You want to get out of the bed, but you have this feeling like someone is pushing down on your body. How do you get up when this feeling is there? This feeling isn’t normal and probably means you need another job. But how do you get the other job? It’s not like you can just say I want one and get one that easy.

routine that is comfortable

When you get up in the morning, find something that interest you everyday, and focus on doing that one thing. This is something that will get you going when you start your day. Mine is going to Planet Fitness and getting in a nice exercise. This is for about and hour, then I head back home to get a shower and then out into the city. From there I go to the computer lab and work on my photography and screenwriting. The routine that I love the most will get me ready to take on the day. But let me give you a disclaimer, don’t get to into the routine. Because then you will eventually get too bored with the routine. So learn to switch it up every now and then.

it’s only 8 hours

Just think about it, when you work and have to put in so many hours, then you have to think about it relatively speaking. You have to connect it to something you like that takes that much time. Or you have to break down the time into sections. This sounds so irritating, but you can;t just go another 8 or another 6 for your part time gig. Trick yourself into thinking it’s not as difficult by liking certain things and focusing on your love for that. Time tends to pass when you are doing something you love.


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WORKING WITH FAMILY: SHOULD YOU WORK WITH RELATIVES

People Looking at Laptop Computer

“Know what you’re doing.”


family first

Now, you may all may think that it could be a great idea to hire your family or work with family. Now, this can be a serious problem or the greatest thing to ever happen. You have to make sure that everyone is one the right page when working together. Make sure the business comes first when you are with family even friends. So if that is all on the up and up then you could see yourselves being very successful in business because since family is involved you already have the trust in place. But there are those times where this can be pretty dicey depending on how your relationship can go with your family.

way too comfortable

When you work with people that you are cool with, it can be too much comfort to where business could lack. You don’t want to see yourself in a position where people are not attentive because they feel like they are working for family. They may also be more prompted to talk back to you where they would never do anything like it when working for someone else. So make sure they know you are their employer or that you guys are good business associates working together.

i won’t say do or don’t

I can’t say it is a bad or good idea. It will be something you have to figure out on your own. I can’t tell you who to hire or who to work for in life. This is tough especially considering you want to make money with someone you trust. You want to be in a pleasant environment, and who more than family. So as time progress you will see who you can depend on and who you can’t when it comes to work. Initially you can’t see it, but time will tell. Hopefully things work themselves out because them again, these are people you have to see and deal with outside of work.


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COST OF CAREER: WILL YOU SPEND MONEY TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Silver and Gold Coins

“How much did your career cost?”


saving toward the job

Are you interested in a career that requires you to spend a great deal of money in order to have this career? For me, I am pursuing photography and filmmaking which are two careers that require a great deal of time and money in your life. You will have to put money in, meaning growing your production equipment over time. But hopefully it is worth it when you start to make money off your equipment. Now, on the other hand, since you are business for yourself, you can finance your equipment. This is what happens when you are putting up money for your own career. Most people don’t do this, but when you are business for self, it requires your money or a loan.

when college is required

A career path requires you to pay for your chance at success would have to be Med School  and Law School. That is not to say that any other career is not important, but these are two careers you have no other choice but to go to college (California law exception). Most careers you don’t need a degree, but you have to pay for anything that is medical related. There is a must that you go through a time period where you have a specialized training process. This can take years even after you have graduated from undergraduate school. Now, for the amount of income that one makes from most of these job, it is seen as an upside to become a nurse or surgeon. But beware, you will be paying off the college debt for a long time, so start early making payments.

start small people

If you want to be successful in your career that requires you put a substantial amount of money in, then start with something simple. For example, I started with this Rebel t6i camera and a small lens. This means I can enter with at least something then as I start to get business, for me, I would finance my equipment. And then paying it off as I go along. There is nothing wrong with wanting something high end, but we all have to start somewhere.


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SWOT: KNOW YOUR ANALYSIS OF CAREER PURSUITS

Person Using Macbook Pro While Holding Ceramic Mug on Gray Wood Surface

“Do you know your business brain?”


what is swot

For those of you unfamiliar with the swot analysis, that is the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. And for business that sounds pretty straightforward. But what happens when it’s time to do a SWOT for your own life. Do you know your SWOT as it pertains to pursuing a certain career interest. And for most people they don’t think about this type of strategic move. They come from college, and ask for a job. Whoever is hiring that is a start for them. They just want a job to have their own place and leave the comforts of mom and dad’s house. But is that always the best mind-frame to have in life?

Break it down

STRENGTHS

  • Are you truly good at what you set out to do? Do you have the stomach for the adversity? And do you know if you will earn enough to step out into the career field? Ask yourself some questions so you can see how strong you are to pursue the career interest. See most people don’t actually know their strengths in life. They just like something and go straight into it. There is no thought that goes into mind. But liking is different than career pursuits. Because in a career, you have to evaluate yourself to see if you have the ability to do so. And this is where the next step comes in.

WEAKNESS

  • Am I fully capable? Where do I need improvement on my work? How long can I go until I burn out? See, knowing how weak you are, could actually be seen as a strength at times. Because most people will once again not admit when they are weak at something. They will mask it, and keep pushing on hoping they will get good along the way. But without proper evaluation, you not only won’t get better, but you will wonder why you keep making the same mistakes. Stop trying to trick yourself into thinking you’re more than what you are, accept your weaknesses and fix them.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Am I the only one who knows about this? Who else knows what I know, they have to if I do? Try to look for areas in your life where you see something that no one else does. This is when you become innovative when you take something that is already existing and aim to make it better. Because when in the case you can’t invent, add to. You didn’t create the cordless phone, create the iPhone.  It’s better to create an extension of the existing product that we all know how to use then to try to come up with one know one is familiar with.

THREATS

  • You didn’t think the world knew that about you huh? How did you think you could get away with that? We all are doing something that we don’t think no one knows, but we expose ourselves eventually. And the people that seek to triumph over us will use that eventually to their own advantage. So you have to conceal your threats so that only you know then you can work on them and make people believe you are more. By the time they figure out, you’re on to something else. You always want them multiple steps behind you.

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WAKE UP AND WORK: STAYING HOME AND WORKING

Woman lying and typing on laptop

“In the comforts of your home.”


from home

Most people think that working from home is going to be this relaxed environment. When in reality you’re going to be working the same as you do at an actual work space. People don’t realize when you are at home it doesn’t mean relaxation. Yes, you don’t have a boss over your shoulder, but you do if you are working for an employer and at home. You still have to report to them as usual just through cell phone or email. Also, if you are working for yourself, you are more not at home being at home than at home. Meaning when you are working you are so caught up in the moments o your work you are not recognizing the environment until you take your breaks.

no one to talk to

When you look around your house and see no one, you may start to get that feeling of who do I talk to. Because a lot of people once they become adults take on friendships with the people we work with. But with you working at home, how do you meet people in life. You might have to go to meetups and come in contact with people in your career field. This way you can forge some type of bond with someone or people. And this not the only downside of working form home. There is the other side of from home and for yourself; finances. Money woes tend to sway your life a certain direction as well because you don’t have a stable place to go to everyday.

freedom

Imagine waking up and making your own hours each day. You can put in 5 hours or 15 hours in a day. That is the beauty, but most likely you’ll be working more hours. You will see yourself putting in 60 to 70 hours easy. But those hours you put in more could actually prove to be better than the time you spend working for someone else less. Especially if you doing something you love; time speeds by fast. I know this first hand when I am working on photography or filmmaking. That time flies because I am doing something I love to do.


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OFF THE BOOKS: WORKING A CASH PAYING GIG

Woman in Front of Table

“Off the clock money.”


tote money

Ever want to know how you could earn a few extra bucks outside your day job? Well, there are so many opportunities for you to make a nice bit of change. You just have to open your mind to all the possibilities that are out there. Now you might want to wonder, why get another job after you have just come from one job already. And the reality is, America is such an unpredictable country, you never know when you might lose your gig. But having the extra money does not hurt anyone. Then again there are other economic reason for one to make some extra cash on the side.

job loss fund

The majority of people in this world do not have enough money that will lay them over if they lose their job. So having that extra cash on hand does not hurt anyone. Job loss can hurt so many people not just financially, but also mentally. The confidence of people is so wrapped up in how much money they earn and what they do for a living. And when that is gone, we tend to lose so much internally. Now even though we may have side money, it can still hurt. But it feels a lot better when there is something there that will keep you going.

don’t ask, don’t tell

You got this fist full of cash, but understand that at the end of the year, you pay taxes; or no. How many people don’t report their cash earnings to the government? Because if you are already living pay check to pay check, then you are going to have an issue paying at the years’ end when tax time comes around. Now, I would never condone not paying the government, but you have to do what you have to do. If you are barely surviving, or lost your job, you are going to need every penny you’ve got. So we all say pay taxes, then you take a hit, and now you have to live. So in my opinion, survive.


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