THE HATE FOR THE GIG

“Down on your luck.”


THE GRIND SUCKS

So many Americans take issue with their jobs. Sure they’re able to earn a living but that’s all it is for them. There is no sense of belonging in their environment. The job where they work does not appreciate them. And there is also no room for growth. That’s enough to make a person feel not appreciated. It’s almost as if the quarantine is something that have saved people in a way as much as it has hurt some. But you have to survive you can’t not work. So you have to decide to make some sort of life change. Because you can’t wake up each and every morning hating your life. It’s no way to go through life hating Sunday night waiting to Friday.

STUCK AND CAN’T MOVE

Have you ever had this feeling like you couldn’t get out of bed. Imagine having that feeling at your workplace. You want to get up and swing away from your job like you swing out of bed. But swinging from bed is much harder. It’s all in your head, but what about this as well? It could be just as simple, but you have to grab confidence from somewhere to change. Because just having a different life without addressing your problems your existence will stay the same. So there has to be something consistent to hold on to that will make you want to fight and do better. I can speak for this in pursuing photography and indie filmmaking. It’s a lifetime of a pursuit to be great so there is a lot of time to work at my age.

NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP

If you are in a place where you feel like you can’t climb then remember something. There is nowhere to go in life but up. When you have the odds stacked against you there is no bottom for someone like you. There is no bottom below bottom. You can only improve past your point. So if you do 10% better than you’re doing now, then you are ahead of most people in your position. But watch your thoughts because they become actions. And you will find yourself back in bed not able to swing out.


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OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

“It takes time, so be patient.”


CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK

When it comes to success in life so many people oftentimes want to be in this place called success overnight. And when I say overnight, want to start today and millions in less than three years. Because the reality is that you may be building the next 15 – 20 years. Are tou ready to take that climb in life? And answer to that question is that most are not willing. They want to go to sleep and wake up in this place called success. Because think about, who really want to spend the next 20 years building something that does not work in the end. But there really is no other way to climb but to climb that way. Because you not only have to be good but consistent.

CONTEXT IS IMPORTANT

When you want to be somewhere in life overnight you have to put it into context. The is a such thing called overnight success, but it may take 7-10 years. Sometimes it could take you up to 15 years. That sounds like a long time to a lot of people but it really isn’t that long. Especially when you’re talking about a sustainable career. We hear at times about the person who starts today and in less than a year they are in a very comfortable lifestyle. Next, year after they massive. This occurs with famous singers. But they don’t last too long because it happens and goes due to their lack of climb. In the midst of tge storm, they are unable to bounce back from a lot of setbacks.

WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH

In a life of success you will have down moments. And when that happens, you have to know how to rebuild yourself. People who have built up can bounce back easier because they have been through the storm. The ones that struggle will start to falter. And the falter is when you see who was built for the life of success. Because being successful means failing. You will be tested at every turn in life. And without the ability to bounce back you will lose what you worked to have in life.


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COMPETITIVE CAREER FRIENDSHIPS

50 U.s. Dollar Banknote

“Let’s be friends later.”


COMPADRE COMPETITION

Having friends in similar careers or different careers, but similar career drive, will create a pretty good competition. And to be perfectly honest, i think that it’s a good thing that you and your friends have this type of comradery. It will push you guys forward toward where you both need to be in life. And without that, or close circle of friends you tend to lose something that you’re fighting for. You compete against life, but you don’t have these people close by to chase to your dreams. Making this a life experience can be healthy, just as long as you have friends that all share that similar thought process. It can be hard to stomach when there are negative mind-frames in the mix.

YOU LAUNCH AND THEY DON’T

What happens when you start to take off and your friends do not? This can start to be a burden when you build more and more. They may turn their attention to you because they are not going in the direction where they see themselves in a place of success. You would think that your success would make them want to fight harder. And initially they do, but eventually they turn on you. So you have to pick your friends wisely because these are the people that will either make you better or bring you down.

THAT INNER FIGHT

Where does the fight come from when you have that competition? I don’t know, maybe nature gives us this type of comradery is what we need as a species. And even when you don’t have friends, watching people pushes you as well.


Personal Website: http://www.faheemjackson.squarespace.com
Instagram Me: @theefaheemjackson; @faheemjacksonphotography
Twitter Me: @2320howe