NO CAREER GOALS

Pen on to Do List Paper

“Figure something out.”


WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO

What happens when you are someone who has no real drive or goals in life? It can hurt a lot especially when you see people around you doing things and their lives moving around. You might feel like your life is not going anywhere and there will never be anything out there for you. But that is simply because you are comparing yourself to others. But you are also not honing in on your talents and skills. And yes, it will take a lot of time. And when I say time I am talking about years. But you are spending years doing nothing, so you should just focus on doing something. But let’s go a little further on the comparison to other people.

A SOCIAL SOCIETY

When you have all this social media around you, you can’t help but look at your life then look at the lives of others. But I am not just referring to anyone, but the people that are in your age range. And yes, there will always be someone in your age range in another tax bracket or lifestyle. But that should not be something that keeps people from growing to their full potential. And yet it is something that hurts a lot of young people achieve success. Here is another thing about social media world, people are not always if not most of them live that life. You are watching people post the best of their existence and hide the other things.

10,000 HOURS

Are you ready to put in the time to get to where you have to be. And here is where so many people fail to reach their potential. And this is also the reason so many people cannot put their full into anything to get started. They lack the sticktuitiveness to actually persevere into the life they have always wanted. It is great building in the first six months or even a year. But what happens when you are about two or three, better yet five years in and not much. That is when people start to really fall off. Trust that after ten years of fighting you start to see things in months and somethings weeks. But that is only after years of working.


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CLOSE QUARTERS CAN BE BENEFICIAL

Photo Of People Doing Handshakes

“Knowing each other a little more.”


IN-PERSONAL SPACE

Are there any benefits to working in the same space as your coworkers? And when I say coworkers, I am saying sitting at the same table.  And that means working in very close quarters for extended time periods. Form doing so, you learn a lot about the person sitting next to you and across from you. You learn bout their strengths and weaknesses as well as who they are personally. And from this you learn to become very attached to the person you are working with on  a daily basis. But as with any upside to working with someone that close, or people that close, you also have the downsides of being so close to someone all day long.

I MISS THE CUBICLE LIFE

Look, I know there re so many benefits to working close to people, but sometimes you need that space. Cubicles would drive people crazy in the past, but in today’s society where you are expected to be so close can make you appreciate the old days. This new close nit community doesn’t always work. I understand the job wants us to be one, and think as a unit, but there has to be a blend of both. You have to have the old, with a bit of the new. That is the blend that you need in order to keep a calm work environment. Meaning, sometimes you need to work in your own space and get things done. Because the closeness might actually lower productivity if people get too close and personal.


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WHAT’S WRONG WITH A JOB?

Man Holding Drinking Glass

“A check is a check.”


HONEST LIVING

You get up and go to work everyday. It’s not the most amount of money, but you are able to buy the things you need to survive. Now, some may look at that think to themselves it could be perceived as problematic. Especially considering how unguaranteed the workplace is today. But there is nothing wrong with wanting to have a job that is a little more stable on a daily basis. And there is nothing wrong with knowing there is something there every two weeks. That’s consistent income could be comforting to most. But the reality is that so many jobs are here one day and gone the next. So there is just way too much doubt and risk associated with having just one job. And for most people in the foreseeable future , they will have some sort of outside income making money.

CHECK TO BANK TO BILLS TO NEEDS TO WANTS

When you get paid from your job, most people have direct deposit. You already have what your money is going toward. It goes from the bank, to setting aside the funds for rent, then you have your utilities, food, transportation, and your personals. After the needs of your household is paid, then most people focus on the wants in their life like the leisure activities. And this is why so many people are broke for the most part. They live check to check because they want to live while surviving. And you have to be careful because you have to always plan for the worse. You never know what might happen in the future. You not only could lose your job and but you could also get sick which could be costly.

THE REALITY AMONGST THE FEAR

Now, the reality of jobs are that most people are not going to lose their job. Most people will have something that they call work everyday. The only thing that is scary is that you are not in the know, and assuming something is always there. And like I said for most people it is, but some won’t. Only thing is that, you don’t know who that some will be.


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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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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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