GATES KEEPERS AND THEIR PLACE TODAY

Pathway Between Green Trees Brown Steel Gate during Daytime

“Are they necessary?


OPEN THE DOOR, LET ME IN

In any career, there are these people who stand at the gates when it comes to trying to succeed. And they are the keepers of the gates that allow you the access through to the other side. But in the America we live in today, I’m not so sure that we need those gatekeepers like we did in the past. We in such a digital age that you can open up doors for yourself. As a matter of fact, you don’t need to come in the gate and meet different people to be great. You can now create your own system and be the keeper yourself. But there are a few places where you still might need to get that foot in the door via someone you need to know to make moves.

CLOSED ACCESS

In an attempt to build a career, there are jobs that require some type of gatekeeper. It can even be seen as a good thing to have gatekeepers. For example, you want to go work for the Pentagon or Area 51, then you are going to have to jump through some crazy hoops. This is because there are government clearance checks you have to go through, but also knowing people who can vouch for you is important. These are not jobs that are easy to come by, and shouldn’t be easy to come by. But we still have the ability to climb in a lot of other areas.

BREAK THE GATE DOWN

In the space of media, you have the ability to knock the gate down. In the space of engineering, you have a lot of abilities to knock down the gate. It’s because the way technology is designed, you no longer have to go through various chains to be where you want to be in life. You can put yourself in position to where the gatekeepers are asking for the ability to be in your space.


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A NEW AGE OF RETIREMENT

Man and Woman Sitting on Brown Wooden Bench“Young and retired.”


THE NEW 65

I have been reading articles about how so many young people have aspirations to retire at a young age. And when I say, I mean really young. You say when, well 4o years of age. Which to put things into perspective, I am 32 going on 33. Seven years is not that far off until 4o years old. So to think about retiring that young is crazy. It’s because when you look at someone that is 40 years old when you’re 20 years old, it seems far-fetched to reach that age. But I remember 20 years old which was 13 years ago. So to think about Sophomore year in college until now, 20 years is not that long. But why the rush to stop working so fast in life. Because the average person lives to be 80 years old. What will you do for the next 40 years.

A JOB VERSUS A CAREER

So many people work a job that they hate, so the idea of working until you’re 65 years old is gut-wrenching. So we all have these ideas that we can stop a lot sooner. Reality is that most people will be working until they reach an elderly age. So be prepared to do so. I hate to be that bearer of bad news, but you will. So don’t fight for something that is not going to happen. Now, on the other hand, you can build over the next 20 years so that your life is in a good place at the age of 40 years. This way you can build for the next 25 years after to relax through old age. This is more rational than stopping at 40 years old.

40, YUCK!

Who truly want to stop when they are 40 years old. It’s such a young age for anyone to stop working in their lives. Even if you have the means to do so, it just doesn’t make any sense to want to stop. But as you approach, people usually change their perspective. Because if you try to quite so young, your boredom will force you into something new.


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WORKING YOUR LIFE AWAY

Photo of a Woman Thinking

“I hope it’s worth it.”


CLOCKING IN AND OUT

We all get up and go to work each and every morning; well most people at least. But then there are the people who that’s all they do is work. And I hope whatever they do it’s worth the fight because that time you spend doing whatever you can never get it back. So make sure this means a lot to you since your life will be based upon it once you reach the end. You are going to miss out on pivotal moments in your life as well as the people around you. Friends and family will marry and have children without you being present. Not to mention the holidays that take place. Oh, and one more thing, the deaths that occur over time. I know, me myself, living in another part of the country, you go back home and don’t even recognize your family that has grown up. They were babies when you leave and teenagers now or adults.

NEVER REACHING THAT PLACE

Can you imagine getting old and realizing that everything you did is in preparation for a life that is no longer relevant. That is what happens with so many people who push for success. Or better, they never reach where it is they truly want to be in life. It has to be the hardest thing in the world to realize. And then you look over the life you’ve lived and come to also realize that you missed out on all the great things from friends and family. You probably lost people along the way you can never get back. It could have been through just growing apart or even death. But is at always as bad as it seems? And the answer is no.

WHEN IT’S GOOD IT’S GOOD

Now that the bad things are out of the way, what about the good that comes with the focus. And when it works itself out, it does in an amazing fashion. Because all that work and time put in, means you have built a pretty good portfolio for yourself. And the people who are often afraid to build wonder how you did it. As if you just woke up one day and had all these things in life going for you. It took many years and a lot of restraint. You missed a lot but you also gained a lot. And as far as the people, not everyone is meant to be with you on your journey. You will lose some people, but that is expected.


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A WOMAN’S WORLD: CAN SHE HAVE IT ALL

Woman Wearing Gray Notch Lapel Suit Jacket

“Working toward a future that’s hard to get.”


IN PURSUIT

In a woman’s effort to build a career, a lot of times in today’s society, she is forced to make a series of decisions. And one of those decisions is deciding to build a family in addition to the career. And you might ask yourself why would she forced to make a decision. Shouldn’t you be able to have a job and a family? And that is easier said than done from the woman’s perspective. But is it really that hard? Are there options to choose that women are not exploring? Because in America, you have to have two people building in a relationship on average. Staying at home sounds good, but in reality, you have to have someone in the house making a substantial amount of money to do so.

WHAT WOMEN WANT

Is it really hard for women to not have their career and also not be able to have a family as a result? And the reality about it, is that you can have both, but there some decisions that you must make that most men make when we want to have it all. Men want a demanding career, children, and the woman in our lives. Hard to do when you have a top career woman also. But someone with something less demanding you can have it all. And here is where women differ. Women seek a man in her position, slightly closer, or better. We as men don’t care about position, so standards play a role in a women not being able to have both career, man, and family.

WHAT LEVEL YOU’RE TRYING TO REACH

Not every woman want to be the top boss. Most women want a career that will provide them with stability enough to be a addition to the household, as well as care for themselves in the event the relationship doesn’t work itself out. But for the women who want to be on top, they really do struggle to have it all. So what they find themselves doing is dating on and off through their lives. And the reason being is because most men don’t care about levels of a woman while women do. So the sexes are so different in what stimulates us about each other that it causes this type of lifestyle effects.


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PUSHED TO SUCCESS: MARRYING SOMEONE WHO IS SUCCESSFUL

Aerial Photo of Man and Woman Lying on Grass Field

“Pushing to to be greater.”


WHO IS BY YOUR SIDE

Most people who become successful in life do so when they have someone they are in a relationship with by their side. That other person forces you to be greater especially if they are doing well themselves. And that is the push that most people need to get themselves to the next level in life. Now, as for myself, I am building alone. And the downfalls is that I am taking on the full load alone. That can be troublesome sometimes when you need to truly grow, but need the assistance. We all like the think that the independent person is so great, but it can be a drag when trying to build and you have to do things alone. You would be surprised how helpful those other dollars can be when you are trying to make the world work for you.

BE PREPARED FOR HOUSEHOLD HATERS

Your success can be another person’s resentment. And that is someting you could come in contact with when dating or even married. One person is not making as much progress as the other then that person at the lower level resents the other. And it’s easier to resent them than someone in society because you are with them. But the problem is you start to bring that person down, so now you have two unsuccessful people. So you either leave the situation or watch yourself be brought down to the other person’s level. And most people end up leaving especially if they are in a good space.

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

Most people who are with someone, tend to get inspired by the other person. If the person does not inspire you to do better, then maybe they are not the person for you. Because if they are part of your overall success, then they are cntributing to your failure or lack there of success.


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WORK LIFE BALANCE: TRYING TO BE SOCIAL AND DRIVEN

Woman in White Long Sleeve Shirt Standing Near White and Gray House during Daytime

“FOCUS ON YOU WHILE FOCUSING ON YOU!”


PUTTING YOU FIRST

Have you ever had the feeling like no matter how hard you work, you still feel like you’re missing something? And that is because you don’t have a good work life balance. You are very successful and making strides in your career, but for some reason your life is still no fulfilling. You have to step back and look at where you are now. You are not missing anything by taking some time off. Make room for having some type of social life. Because you will not be remembered when you die for anything you built if you are so isolated from everyone. You have to know how to unwind.

IT CAN ALL GO AWAY TOMORROW

In a flash everything you worked for can be gone. And if all you were known for was getting the bag, then you are going to have problems if you shall ever lose the bag. Meaning, you work with nothing else in your life, and you lose your work, then who do you have in life. It’s fine to be a hustler, until the hustle disappears somehow. You now find yourself trying to reach out to people for some sort of guidance, and there is no one there to aid you or console you. So what you have to do is try to make yourself more accessible to others so you that you stay close enough where you don’t lose your closeness to society, while also focusing on work.

THE ADDICTION OF THE GRIND

It is so hard to not get stuck in your work especially when you are trying to climb to a certain height. The only problem is, the height you are trying to reach is a lifetime climb. You can’t get to the point then live your life. Because what if the height takes you fifty years to accomplish. Now you are at the end of your life. So don’t get to the end to only regret getting there in life. The great thing about life is living in the paradigm of it. And then getting to the end and looking over at all of what you are happy to have done.


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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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