WORK FOR FUN: TURNING YOUR FUN INTO CAREER

Jumpshot Photography of Woman in White and Yellow Dress Near Body of Water

“Make it a vacation.”


my work is my fun

We all have these visions of this dream job that involves us working and living everyday like it’s your last. Having this great career that means you get paid to have your fun. But the reality is, very few people will ever get their dream job. The majority of people will never be able to experience that jittery night before Sunday going into the next week. They will experience I can’t wait until Friday feeling so I can get out of here feeling. And that is no way to live, but it’s a realization for so many. So how do you land that dream job so can do what you love instead of what you have to do?

time energy money

You want that dream job, but the only thing that is holding you back is what? Nothing really, unless you want to factor in the lack of confidence. For starters, the time it takes to put into a career, so many people are afraid of failing. So what they do is live their lives not ever pursuing because of the fear. The fear of putting a lot time into something and it not working. Then there is the energy on top of the time. We have to accept our reality while working a dream. And that means time on top of time, with working a day and pursuing at night. But wait a minute, then there is the money it takes. And I don’t mean rich, I mean not having a relationship or not hanging with friends. Why, so that all your pennies go toward what you want over time.

taking opportunities when they come

Not every opportunity come sin the form in which you want it. Sometimes it comes in the form of cashless services. But who in their right mind want to work for free. But there are times where no pay or low pay have provided people ¬†with the ground work of doing so much in their lives. For me, it’s buying a camera with my own money and small equipment as well as making my own short films. This is the start for my career as a filmmaker, photographer, and author. Take the risk yourself early on, and then people will be willing to work with you.


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I HATE YOU FOR YOUR SUCCESS: WHY SOME MAY HATE YOU FOR YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Hi Haters Scrabble Tiles on White Surface

“Your life their entertainment.”


self loath

I spoke in short about this very particular topic in the past. And that is that be prepared for you career to bring in hate as you climb the ladder to success. Because people will use your success as a means to understand why they are not achieving in their own lives. There will be all types of reasons as to how you had a different opportunity than they themselves had. But the reality is, very few people as oppose to the majority have a story that made it difficult for them to succeed. A lot more people just settled into a life, and or did not want to put in the time it takes to formulate into the person they wanted to become.

they hate you most the closer they are

You ever see a successful entertainer come out of their city and become a hit elsewhere. They are the most hated in their hometown the most. Why, well when you are from one place, they remember what you used to be. And it doesn’t dawn on them why you are who you are now. But most of all, you are a reminder of the time they wasted not doing anything. Now, if you come from a small place, then the hate will really grow because you found a way out of a situation so many want to do. I saw this first hand with a professional athlete from my small city. As with so many who were able to go on a do great things, so many didn’t. And he was a former street kid, turned athlete. So he really had people that were hurt over their situation.

how do you respond

How do you plan on approaching the hate yourself? That is the only thing you need to know. And if you are able to approach the situation and deal with it, then fine. And it should be a easy decision because someone else’s bad decisions have nothing to do with you.


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HEALTH IS WEALTH: TWO MONTHS FOR HEALTH

Honeycrisp Health Illustration

“Healthy and winning.”


feeling internal goodness

For the next two months will be a new topic that I will be covering for the year 2019. And the next topic that will be covered is the role that health plays in our lives. And that health is both mental and physical health. We only have four more days until the month of March. Since the spring is here, the need to be in shape, and eat right, exercise for the summer is necessary. Yet we also need to make sure that we keep our lives together with regards to how we think in society. With so many people upset in our country, mental health being on the up and up is important as well. So for the next two months enjoy all that I will be bringing to you from March through April.


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THEY MADE IT AND SO CAN YOU: HOW IT WAS DONE IN WORSE TIMES

Man With Hand on Temple Looking at Laptop

“The grind has yo frustrated.”


the come up is real

As you will begin to grow your career, you will run into a lot of doubts along the way. And reasons for this is because you don’t have the experience to deal with the adversity. But understand that you are not alone. Anyone that has been in you position or looked like you has had to endure the same struggle. And if hey made it through, you will as well. In a world where everything is instant, you can’t understand that, but it’s true. And what’s sad is there will be even less people in future successful than the past because we compare to others and get down on ourselves. We have to allow ourselves a period to fall and then get up.

everything is lost in a paradigm

While we are in the building stage everything seems to be a failure and not working. Today, I have not gotten much done because the greater portion of the day I have been a little less motivated. But I have managed to punch out some type of post for today’s topic. And that is how it is some days. Others days you’re rocking and rolling, but then you have the moments you have nothing to give. But since starting my blog I have close to 1,000 posts. So, in the paradigm there is nothing, but when you look at the overall big picture, there is a lot. So stop looking at the now, and look for years down the line.

learn from the down times

Take the time for when you are stuck in life to reflect on the point up to now. You have to look at life and think to yourself, how good is your life as oppose to the past. If you’re in a better space to whatever degree than the past you are making progress. And don’t worry, there are plenty of people who have been in your place and are in your place. You are not some special case, or require an accommodation.


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SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY: CHOOSING A CAREER THAT BENEFITS THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU

People Bumping Fists Above Table With Jars and Pen Holder

“How will it help the masses?”


servicing the people

When choosing a career that will be of some service to your community, know that you have to have a lot of patients and experience with people. The reason being is that you are going to have a lot of their lives in your hands. No matter if you’re a doctor working with patience, or a politician making decisions effecting the community. You better be ready to deal with people that you enjoy and don’t enjoy. And if you’re someone you want to be loved, you’re in a tough spot. Especially if you’re going to be a politician, where you’re going to be making promises that you know a lot of which won’t get passed because of the bureaucratic process. So be ready for frustration at its highest.

purpose

You want to have a career that services the people, then you need to be ready to ask yourself some questions. One of the biggest questions should be, “What is my reason for being in this role; a purpose?” And there has to be a purpose because most civil servants, which are people who service society the most make the least amount of money. So if the job is strictly about money, then you might want to reconsider taking on the job. Because the stress level is high and the payout is generally low. Now on the other hand, there are positions that pay quite well where you work with the public, such as a doctor.

job security

Depending upon the job, you could be looking at something that is recession proof and depression proof. That is being a doctor and a prison guard. People will always need doctors and always go to jail. Now, the job of a doctor is a lot less volatile than a corrections officer, and the pay is better. We all want to be secure in what we do, especially once we start having children and getting married. So choosing a career with some good benefits and pay is stable for them. Anything that requires you to build your own money versus receiving a check every two weeks is more risky. So stability is more rational to people.


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LEAVING THEM BEHIND: HOW YOUR CAREER FORCES YOU TO LOSE PEOPLE

Man Sitting on Bench

“No longer in my life.”


you lose them sometimes

As you embark on your career, and then come into your career, you may lose people. And when I say lose people I am not referring to the people that are in society looking from afar. I am referring to the family and friends in your life. Well, more so the friends in your life then your family. Why, well in order to further get ahead in life, more and more time is spent away from the people you call friends. And this means shifting further and further away from them. Now, you don’t want to shift away form them, but there are just going to be people you lose for no other reason besides the fact that they don’t quit understand what you do. And that doesn’t mean what you do career, but your willingness to fight because they are only thinking in context of their own careers.

moving in the same direction

You want to hang around people going in your same projected direction. And that direction is not always the direction that the people closest to you is going. And in the case of family, you tend to see family less, but they are your family. Your friends, you can go years without really acknowledging the fact that you guys are friends. Especially once marriage and children start to come into the mix of things. And it doesn’t dawn on you until there is a down moment in life or down time, when you say to yourself, “Where have this person/people gone?” And that’s when you realize how busy you’ve been in life.

if they grind, they’ll understand

Anyone who is pursuing and endeavor will know what your struggle is about. And they will not take it personally. Those are the people who are around and will be for years to come. And you will notice, that the circle of people get smaller even around them as well. But through all this, you take on new relationships as well. The friends you once had may be gone, and new ones form through people may have thought you would have never hung with before.


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YOU’RE FIRED: HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM UNEMPLOYMENT

Full Length of Man Sitting Outdoors

“Where to go from here.”


your last day

You show up to work, but little do you know, it is your last day. You have no other job, no income, no way of paying your bills. This is something that no one is able to foresee nor prepare for in life. And to add to it, most people don’t have enough money in savings to hold themselves over until they find something else. So the average person is in the street after a short period of time with no income coming into the household. Me myself, I have never been long without a job. And I was a college student, so I had at least student housing.

whose at fault

We have to let you go is something we want to hear. And the first thought that goes through our minds is, was this personal. And if it were, then why was it so personal. And to be honest, most people are not let go from their jobs because it was a personal decision. The reason being, is that companies like to have a legitimate reason because they want to avoid lawsuits. But most places are letting people go from downsizing in the organization. This is typical, and if you work long enough you will experience downsizing some point in your career. Hopefully it’s not you.

what next

Now that you are out of work what is your next move? I guess this is the reason people have more than one income. Now, most people don’t, but that is my move. To go out into the world and build multiple streams of money coming into the house. This way it leaves my options open to continue to have money coming in, in the event I lose my night job. But this is a skill that takes time because making a consistent income on your own takes a while. Too bad most people never take the initiative to do so.


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