WAKE UP AND WORK: STAYING HOME AND WORKING

Woman lying and typing on laptop

“In the comforts of your home.”


from home

Most people think that working from home is going to be this relaxed environment. When in reality you’re going to be working the same as you do at an actual work space. People don’t realize when you are at home it doesn’t mean relaxation. Yes, you don’t have a boss over your shoulder, but you do if you are working for an employer and at home. You still have to report to them as usual just through cell phone or email. Also, if you are working for yourself, you are more not at home being at home than at home. Meaning when you are working you are so caught up in the moments o your work you are not recognizing the environment until you take your breaks.

no one to talk to

When you look around your house and see no one, you may start to get that feeling of who do I talk to. Because a lot of people once they become adults take on friendships with the people we work with. But with you working at home, how do you meet people in life. You might have to go to meetups and come in contact with people in your career field. This way you can forge some type of bond with someone or people. And this not the only downside of working form home. There is the other side of from home and for yourself; finances. Money woes tend to sway your life a certain direction as well because you don’t have a stable place to go to everyday.

freedom

Imagine waking up and making your own hours each day. You can put in 5 hours or 15 hours in a day. That is the beauty, but most likely you’ll be working more hours. You will see yourself putting in 60 to 70 hours easy. But those hours you put in more could actually prove to be better than the time you spend working for someone else less. Especially if you doing something you love; time speeds by fast. I know this first hand when I am working on photography or filmmaking. That time flies because I am doing something I love to do.


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THE HOOKUP: GETTING A JOB AS MEANS OF A RECOMMENDATION

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“Sometimes you need to know someone.”


not always what you know

People are always focusing on their qualifications for a job, but they are not really paying attention to the connections. Ever hear that saying, I ain’t what you know but who?” Well,  what happens when you don’t know anyone that can get you through the door? You now have to figure out a way to get noticed so that you you can be noticed by people who can aid you on your road to success. But, what if you never come in contact with those gate keepers? Does that mean you can never succeed in life? There is always a way around the obstacle to get to where you have to go.

you are the plug

What happens when you are the one that everyone wants to go to because you have the connections. Then you have not only a power position, but you are the one that has to deal with the upset when you say no to people. Trust and believe, it will happen because you can’t say no everyone. Because everyone think they are qualified for a role, but they are not. And you hate to be the one to tell them they are what is needed for a role. But you are also the one to tell them that you cannot recommend a job because deep down inside you know what that other organization is looking for. But you could also be wrong about this; I mean you are basing it on your own views of the person. People have been known to change.

unrelated yet similar in statement

When you are receiving a letter of recommendation, and each person has similar statements, yet unrelated, that says a lot. Especially if you have not been working with this organization for a while. That means you were a very memorable person. Memorable enough where they could write something compelling even after you left because there was a good impression by yourself.


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FREE WORK: DON’T SLEEP ON UNPAID

Woman Sitting on Gray Chair

“Blessing in disguise.”


no pay for experience

You want to go off and make a lot of money one day, fine. But when you first start out, there is generally no money to be made in your career endeavor. But when you are dealing with a generation that wants things now, then you are going to have problems in building. You need to understand that no pay could provide you with the skills and connections to do more in life. But when all you can see is what is right in front of you, then you sometimes kill your blessings.  So know that everything does not come in the form of a check.

you have nothing to bargain with

When you are a younger age you don’t have anything to negotiate with. You can’t just walk in and make demands like you have been doing it for so long. You have to be doing this for some time in order to make a consistent income. Consistent income takes time where you have to do not only build your income elsewhere but build your dream on another time. So you have to have a full time job and this gig that may not pay much if anything. And the idea of doing something for free kills people. Only thing is that you have to do it for free because there is nothing to be made off your ideas. So you have to work extra hard.

its a marathon

Understand that we all have a start. And if you want to be anywhere in life, you have to willing to deal with what comes with being in the position. You have to understand how each of the moving parts work. You are in such a rush to get to where you have to go, but why. You want to try to learn all the moving parts around the job. You don’t just get the job and make money. Understand what others around you do. It will make you a better person in your career.


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AGE OF CONSENT: SHOULD WE LOWER THE WORKING AGE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WANTING TO EARN

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“The right to work.”


at least this age

When I was a young child I wanted to start earning. But due to the strict labor laws that we have in this country, that prohibited me from working when I wanted to. But you are allowed to have a work permit with the parent’s consent at the age of 12. Only in certain jobs can you be this age, like delivering newspapers.  but if you want to work in a lot of other places you have to be 16 years old. But working anywhere is allowed upon your 18th birthday. Will we ever see for certain circumstances a much younger person able to earn? Like, why can’t an 11 year old work at a fast food restaurant?

rules are made to not be broken

Once upon a time in American history, the child was not able to just stay home and play as children do today. You had to work and provide some form of income for the family. There was no sitting around and doing nothing. It didn’t matter if you were a farm hand, or some kids in the distant past worked in the factory along side their parent. But then all these rules had to be put into place to guarantee that the child would not only be safe, but insure that they would not be taken advantage of for the their labor. Also, the health of a young child working in a factory would mean a short life expectancy. This could prove to be negative on our society in the long run.

odd jobs are totally fine

Now, if you are open to allowing your child to make money cutting the grass of neighbors, fine. This is generally the first job that all kids have early on in life. Other jobs include shoveling the snow or running errands for people. This is the introduction into being able to see a hard days work. It will give your child an open eye into what they don’t want to do in life, or do in life.


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PUT IT BACK IN: REINVESTING BACK INTO YOUR CAREER

Turned-on Macbook Pro and Brown Leather File Case

“Let it keep growing.”


doubling down

You want to put yourself in position to do bigger things with your career, you need to always put back in to your career. And that does not always have to be reinvesting money back in. This could mean making decisions that are better which will place you in a specific space for you to make more money. Because whatever you did to get yourself to this place may require you to recycle some of that knowledge in order for yourself to move into another space. Well, how do you recycle that information to make yourself better at what you do? Well, how did you get the information you have now? The same work, but a lot more research than prior.

coming home to work after work

When you get off work and come home, what are you doing that will further aid you in career advancement? Because coming home sleeping saying I’m tired is not enough. You have to be willing to do more and put out more. So go to trade shows, attend conferences, have meetups, do more that will allow you to meet people in your career field. Just working 8 hours per day, 5 days a week does nothing but make you expert in that particular area. But once that area is recycled with something better you lose. So staying ahead of the curb is crucial in your long term success. Now, on the other hand, you can choose not to do so, but the people who make those sacrifices will win.

losing people in life

Remember something in life, that is not everyone is going to be with you on your journey through life. You are going to lose people simply because the direction your’re headed, they are going in another direction. And over time you tend you lose touch. It’s not something that is malicious, you just do. Especially if you want to build your career, you will lose time with them as you climb. Some will understand your work you must put in, the others will fall and move on. It’s a necessary evil, but you have to do it.


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RUNNING ON EMPTY: DO YOU FEEL YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME WORKING

Man With Hand on Temple Looking at Laptop

“I just need more time.”


work work work

The majority of Americans work a 40 hour work week. Now there are those that work more or even less, but the average is 40 hours. With 168 hours in a week, 40 seems like so little time. But when you factor in lunch, travel, getting ready for work, and raising children, as well tending to your significant other and yourself, that time goes fast. So what is a person to do when they work so much they feel they never have enough time for anything else? You have to sit back and assess your life and understand if what you’re doing is worth the fight. Should you be giving this much of yourself to your work.

nothing but time

We feel we don’t have time, but in reality, we have nothing but time. It’s just that we don’t properly delegate our time the way we should. Time is one of those relative things in life. Because I could be working my overnight job and time flies even though I have been there for 10 hours, versus 4 – 5 hours previously worked in a different role. So how does one aspect of time differ from another? It’s because we all have the same 24 hours, but they way we dictate our time is going to have an effect on the way we perceive time.

life standing still

When you’re working a job, it seems like time never ticks if you don’t like your job. Once again, this is relative because people who love their work never have enough time. But in the moment when you’re working, you will work and work and work and work, yet only 10 minutes have passed. But getting ready for work time flies. The last hour of work is long, but the 45 minutes to 1 hour to get home is fast. Anytime you take time out for self, life won’t be at a stand still. Once again, our perception of time is dictated by our perception of an activity that we take part in given our mental state of fulfillment.

you will never understand

People will tell you all day that you don’t understand. You have more time to yourself and they have all these obligations. They are constantly empty once work is complete. In reality time is not the problem with people running on empty. The reason you wish you had more time is because daily life is a mental drain. You’re mentally and sometimes physically drained. So you have time, it’s used sleeping and sitting around. Just think, remember earlier I said 168 hours in a week. Well, 40 hours for work, there is 120 left. You sleep 7 – 8, and now you have between 64 and 71 hours left. You travel to and from work 5 days a week, now you’re down to 54 – 61 hours left. If you have children, that is a massive chunk, but so many people don’t. Let me ask you something, what are you doing with all that time?


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SELF-EMPLOYED: IT SOUNDS MORE FUN THAN IT REALLY IS IN LIFE

Woman Wearing Earpiece Using White Laptop Computer

“Nothing moves if you don’t move.”


working for self

Working for yourself sounds good until you have to actually make things happen to bring in an income. The only thing we think about is the lack of boss and making our own hours. You don’t realize you’ll be working longer hours, with fewer days off. Not mention when you first start, you have to continue to work your day job until you get on your feet financially. And that is a process that can take years to be able perform. And here is where the majority of people give up. The idea of working for self sounds good, but not as fun as you thought it would be.

what to do

Most people who says they want to work for self have no clue what it is they want to do. Hell, some people continuously change their passion over and over again. And what happens in this regard is that you never find your home. You stay jumping around from job to job. So, in order to find what you like, try it out. Fall in love with the thing that you want to do. Because once you fall in love with it, you’ll eventually become great at it. Then you will start to generate an income later.

the fall

Everything you try will have a degree of failure. No matter good you think you are, you will fall. Why, well it’s because you’re a novice. In order to get good, you have to keep doing it and failing and keep doing it and failing. Some people might ask, when do I get it; well, it’s called, when it happens. There is no date on your success in life. You have to just sit back let the process take time. It’s like my blog you’re reading. I have been writing for the blog since August of 2015. I have found a lot of my voice, but the initial points were just writing, trying to find my voice. Once you find it, it’s impossible to lose, as long as continue to work.


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