TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: BOTH ARE NEEDED IN AMERICA

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“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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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

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“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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BOTTOMELESS PIT: NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

Woman Sitting in Front of Macbook

“What should I be doing?”


i have no clue

We all know the person in college who change their major three or four times. They keep at it in school because they have no clue what they want out of life. Then they do get out of school and still go from job to job not really knowing what they want. Just like changing their major they change careers. First they want to design clothes, then open up a restaurant, next thing you know they are working on being a nightclub promoter. Their lives are not really headed in any really direction. Just falling in this pit with not bottom. So what do you do if you are one of these types of people?

figure out early

I spent so much of my time trying to figure our in my 20’s what I was good at in life. Then I stumbled upon writing, filmmaking, and photography. This is when I realized what I truly wanted to do with my life. After that it became the work to be good at what I am doing. But the problem with so many people is that they are so focused on their fun and personal lives, they neglect their career goals. Then they start to say things like, “I think I might want to be this or that.” That’s fine when you’re 18 years old, but you start to move through your 20’s and entering 30’s, you feel more helpless and less accomplished. So you have to resist the want to go out and have fun to focus on your path in life.

never getting there in life

The hardest part of life is realizing you may never find your passion. You will live on this Earth and not quite measure up. And who want s to really do that in life. You live for the next 50 years and then realize it was all for nothing. That is why people hold on to religion so much. To know this is it can be very scary.


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NOT THERE YET: HOW TO DEAL WITH NOT BEING WHERE YOU WANT TO BE

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“In the paradigm we feel failed.”


where am i at the moment

Ever get the feeling that you should be further in your career than you are at the moment? There is something holding you back and you can’t seem to get where you want to be. This is a feeling that so many people deal with on a daily basis. Trying to figure out why their lives are not in better places. And the biggest mistake we make a lot of times is comparing ourselves to the lives that other people have. The reality is, you shouldn’t want the lives others have, fight for the one you want instead. But it’s hard especially when you are young to grasp this concept. Because no matter your age, there is someone bigger than you in your position at your young age. And you must learn that when they are young, this an exception to the rule and not the standard.

not putting in enough

Work those mental muscles and stretch your mind further than you are stretching it now. This is something that takes a lot of time to master. And when I say time, I mean years of work. I am pursuing a career as an author/screenwriter. You have to know that this is a lifetime journey of ups and downs. If you want to be successful overnight then you’re going to have a problem. Because you hear nothing comes overnight, and that is true. It’s a cliche, yet the time put in means trying to make sense of the world around you so as to tell a story no one has told before. OR it could mean writing a similar story, but from a different point of view.

seeing the less talented prevail

There are the groups of people who slip through the cracks and become over the top successful without putting in much work. We look at them and can’t for the life us figure out why they have a platform. And should they or shouldn’t they is up for debate. But what I will say is this, most people who slip through the cracks don’t sustain over the long haul. They eventually fall off because they have never had to build through the adversity. Meaning we all have some point where we fall and have to get up. This is where they don’t get up because they never had to go through the bullshit. So they get stuck and enough time goes by where we think to ourselves where they went.


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WORK FOR FUN: TURNING YOUR FUN INTO CAREER

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

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“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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