HAVING A JOB CAN SUCK

Woman Sitting in Front of Macbook

“This stinks.”


9 – 5 BORDEM

Are you working a job that you hate going to everyday? It just becomes this mundane thing that you hate showing up to five days a week. And today, it’s not just one because so many people have to work multiple jobs. So it is not a 9 – 5 anymore. It is now a Monday thru Sunday job workweek. You sometimes forget about the days because you’re working everyday. And this is the point where you realize that your life needs some type of change. You look around and have this thought of dejection from walking into your house everyday. Or better yet, if you are dreading Monday and looking forward to Friday, you are not living. Well, how can you have a job that doesn’t suck?

FINDING SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T SUCK

It’s easy to say to someone to just find a new job. Especially if that person or those people have a career that they love. But you have to make some type of adjustment because living like this will send you into  a life of depression. So the best thing you can do is reach out to people and ask for references on jobs. Or you can just try reaching out via internet portals. Now those jobs are harder to attain, but it doesn’t hurt to try it out. But keep in mind, this process could be worst than staying your current position.

LEARN TO EXIST AND MOVE ON

Have you ever tried to find aspects of your job to care about to make the time go by? You may have to do this until you find a way to get out of your daily grind. Because if you wake up everyday with the mind frame here we go again you start to resent your life. And you will sink deeper into a life of nothing. So figure out something you like, if not something someone, then you can exist until you find something else you like that you are good at. Then it’s easier to find a better job.


 

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: BOTH ARE NEEDED IN AMERICA

Person Holding 100 Us Dollar Banknotes

“Get it how you get it.”


NO MORE ONE JOBS

Remember the good old days of how the man would go to work and the wife would stay at home. But the times have seriously changed and that is no longer an option. She need to be working just like her husband is working. The country’s wealth is growing, but the wealth gap is increasing. And this simply means that the few people who are rich are getting richer. So the poor people are getting poorer and the middle is diminishing. That means more poor because the middle is not climbing. So what about the people who still want to live off of one income? You know what I say, more power to you. Because I could not see myself doing it, but that is where I am at now in life.

LIVING ON ONE

What was the norm in the past is something that is odd in today’s society. If you have a stay at home mom today, then you are what the 1950’s kids were in the past. Kids are shocked to see kids with stay at home parents today. But this can also be scary at the same time. And the reason being that so many jobs are unguaranteed. So if you lose your job, then your household could be in disarray. It’s always best to have more than one. This way, you can have something to fall back on. Otherwise your back is up against the wall.

FOR THE FEW WHO CAN

Now, there are those few people who can afford to live on income. And that is fine as long as the person making the living have a high enough income for survival. Now, on the other hand, you might see yourself as bored if you don’t have anything going on. Because the times have changed for the wife at home. So you will be quite bored since so many people work. What are you to do with no work? Even if you have kids, they spend time at school. So know what you’re getting yourself into.


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DRESS TO IMPRESS: DOES THE ATTIRE STILL MATTER IN YOUR CAREER

Man Wearing Gray Suit

“Fresh to death.”


TWO PIECE WITH A TIE

For the longest, you could not wear certain articles of clothing to work. But in today’s society, the lines have been blurred for what you are allowed to wear. You now see the CEO of the company wearing a sweater, jeans, and sneakers. Case in point, Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is known for his hoodie and jeans that he wears even in business meetings. So much so, he was criticized for dressing this way when speaking to the government. But you also see the sleeve and neck tattoos sported by the professionals that used to never wear them. You see the doctors, teachers, and even the law enforcement.  This in itself was something that the bad boys did back in the days, now the boys in blue rock the tats.

CASUAL WITH A WINK

I have to make you think for a second. Just because things have gotten lax, does not mean you can show up and do anything you want to do. There are still guidelines regarding the attire. You can’t show up to work like you’re on your way to a nightclub. Because this would be problematic for the organization. So you can be casual, but it’s a business type of casual. Meaning you are to still wear khaki pants and a nice sports shirt with drivers or moccasin shoes. But may I remind you, there are still some places where you cannot be yourself. You have to still follow the traditional guidelines for how one should dress. And there is a reason why you cannot dress a certain way.

THE USUAL COULD BE ENFORCED

Don’t be misled, there are places that still have a strict dress code. Like instance, a school teacher has to think about what they will wear, especially if they are around small children. Kids are like sponges and they will soak up anything in their environment. So you don’t want to wear something that will spark a conversation you don’t want to have with kids.


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THE LAND OF LOST: WHEN YOU ARE STUCK IN THE PARADIGM OF BUILDING

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“Moving on from here.”


CROSS ROADS

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you are trying to build your career, but you have hit a wall? You are at this point where you find yourself stuck in thought. You find yourself not being able to move past your current point. This makes you start to rethink why you have chosen this path in the first place. And here is where some people decide to push through the pain and others decide to give up and move on. Most people in this space just continue to wake up everyday and exist in their space of existence. They don’t fail or succeed, they just stay right in their position. And why is this place so bad? Well, as long as you’re happy it shouldn’t matter. That is unless your current position is rendered obsolete. Then you are faced with a difficult reality.

THE MINDFRAME

When the mind is running all over the place at a hundred miles per hour, then you will find it hard to figure out where to go to next. You will be in a mental place where even if you try to force yourself to be someplace else, it will keep you from progressing forward. Trust me, I have been there before. I remember I was stuck writing my short stories and had writers block. What I did was write about writers block which fixed my writers block. So you have to do these types of techniques to trick yourself into moving forward. Because when I wrote I fixed the problem in the paradigm of the problem. So when you are pursuing a career in let’s as a Chef, and you want  to create new menu dishes. You should go home and put together food dishes out of scratch. And you’ll come up with an item from something.

SURPRISE YOURSELF

Well listen to this, most people in the paradigm of doing anything do not see the results. We all have no clue what to expect whenever we are doing something and trying to push forward. So we question why are we doing this career. We often think to ourselves what could I really be doing if not doing this thing I am in now. And all it is, is the fear. And not the fear of failing but the fear of success. Because we all fail, but the fear of success is people demanding more and more the higher you go.


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FOUR MONTHS FOR CAREER

Group of People In Dress Suits

“Where are going in your career?”


GO FOR WHAT YOU KNOW

Over the next four months, I will be sharing with you my ideas and views on a career. Building a career and having a career. I myself am on the path of trying to build my career this year. I will be working on portrait photography as well as Creative Direction. All the while working on my screenplays that I will be submitting into contest. Now, what are your career paths in life?


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NOT ON YOUR WATCH: SUCCESS DOESN’T COME WHEN YOU’RE READY

Person Writing on White Book

“Put the time in to get there.”


i want it now

For some reason, people think that just because they are ready for an opportunity, that someone should automatically give them one. You have to realize that with opportunities come the preparation. This way if and when you do get your chance you are ready for the task at hand. But most people don’t want to wait their time, they just want to jump right on in and get to working immediately. Yet you are not remotely close to being ready. There is too much you don’t know and you’re thinking about a career like working at a fast food restaurant So go back, put the time and work some more. Understand that opportunity comes with preparation.

social media f***ed the game up

People look on the internet and see someone with a platform and didn’t realize how hard that person was working to get to that point. They just see the numbers and didn’t see the numbers when only a few people cared about the platform. But in this digital game, we don’t realize that the internet is not a real place. and when I say that I mean that it is not a place to believe wholeheartedly in when trying to climb in life. You’re given this perception that is nowhere near the real grind. And once you step into the game, you think you’re not working hard enough or you’re being lazy. The problem is that you can’t look these mediums as this face value entity. Nothing is ever what it seems; trust and believe to build that platform it took time.

patience is a virtue

I heard that good things come to those who wait. And this is true when you putting the daily work into where you want to go. So many people are working hard, but not working smart. And to those that work smart, you have to be patient. Life does not move when you are ready, it happens when it happens. Yet so many will not make it to that point because they are in a rush and rushed work gets overlooked.


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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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