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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TWO MONTHS FOR A CAREER

Fireworks during Night

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”


my job, my gig, my career

The month of July and August is coming up so you know what that means. It’s time a for a new topic. And that topic will be careers. Everything I have to say about careers in my life and your life as well. So stay tuned for the next couple of months geared toward working in this ever changing work environment.So continue to read, like, share, and follow my blog.


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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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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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AGE OF PURSUIT: WHEN SHOULD YOU EMBARK ON A CAREER

3 Women in Suit Sitting

“When should I start?”


the start

When you are first entering life, the question looms, “What should I do with my life?” And the answer to that takes time for so many looking to succeed in this world. But when is the best time to pursue your career? Because the quick and easy answer is to say right out of college. But most young people have no clue what they want to do with their lives. And for the few that do, they are usually like myself at the age of 23/24 years. And I would say I got truly serious about the age of 25 years. Now that I am about to be 31 years old, I have made considerable progress. But how do you find that path to starting your career? First you have to make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses before starting. Then find something you love and are good at before pursuing. The reason you have to love it is because you will go years without making money.

the paradigm

Along the path to success, you are going to find yourself feeling so bored and restless. You will think that what you are doing is for nothing because the success takes so much time. And most will give up at this point and take what is given to them. Because most people are not wired to continuously deal with lose after lose after lose and still be left standing. So don’t be stressed out by the fact that you are not moving much in life. You are experiencing little successes so you are progressing. For me, I like to add to my personal website milestone news updates just so when I look back I can see that historical progression. This way, there is a trail to allow me to see how much I changed what I changed about myself to grow.

serendipity 

You will have these euphoric moments where information will start to come together and things will just make sense. And from that everything you do will do and plan on doing will be crystal clear. It makes you sit back and wonder, like, “Oh, this is how our descent ancestors navigated the Earth.” We were able to figure things out, and harness parts of our minds that we didn’t know we could. And over time that growth has led to our vast productivity. No one really has an “Ah Ha” for real in life with no work. The “Ah Ha” is from time put in which leads to these types of moments.


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JOB VERSUS CAREER: WHY SHOULD WORK TOWARD THE CAREER

Close-up Photo of Man Wearing Black Suit Jacket Doing Thumbs Up Gesture

“One is a struggle the other is  dream.”


working in life

We go to our jobs on a daily basis and then come home. We go to the workplace then come home. Our lives take on this mundane process that seems to never go anywhere, until we realize there must be a change somewhere. So what is that change that must take place? It’s the change of finding a new job. But you also think about whether you want a job or build a career. Because building a job and having a career are two totally different goals. A job is a wage you’re paid for performing a task and a career is a lot more specialized.

the job

This is what most people have, a job. They go to work, and they perform a task that pretty much anyone can be trained to perform. But it’s just that a task. And when you are working a task that virtually anyone can do, you now put yourself in a binding position. Because now, if anyone can do this you will easily be removed by someone else. But also, once a better means of productivity takes hold, you will be replaced. So without specialization certification you are literally holding to life by a thread.

the career

Let’s get into the career, and acknowledge that this is what most people strive for in life. The difference between a job and career is that working on the register or grill of McDonald’s is a job, but the Regional Manager role is a career. One requires job training to complete, and the other requires your skill to contribute to the overall productivity of the organization. The main reason you want a career is because it doesn’t seem like work. You are doing what you love, so you’re theoretically living out your dreams.


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REALISTIC GOALS: ARE YOU BEING PRACTICAL ABOUT YOUR GOALS IN LIFE

blank, card, earphones

“Big dreams must be in focus.”


dreaming big

We all have these visions of doing all these great things in life. But we have to be practical and think in scope of reality. You have to understand the fight along the way as well as understanding your own capabilities. If you don’t, then you’re going to find yourself with no real direction. And your vision will only remain just that, a vision. Goals have to be looked at through a lens that is honest, yet very few can do that. We all think the way we think is grand and wonderful. But those that succeed acknowledge they are not good and work to be better. So how should you look at your life in scope of reality?

start small

You want to be a top fashion designer, then you have to have a start. Go to a reputable fashion institute, but the entire time you should take on internships. Also, create pieces (clothes, shoes, purses, etc.) while in school to showcase your craft. Once school ends, then you might want to consider working for a fashion house if not working for yourself. Either way, be prepared to put in years. Donna Karan, creator of DKNY didn’t see fashion week for 15 years. Now DKNY is a major brand, but you’re talking over 20 plus years of continuous work. And here is where the problem lies, the time out into the job.

time time time

Here is where so many people fall short. The time one must put into their work to make themselves pop into something great. They think of life as this microwave ready dinner you eat in 30 minutes. Because who really want to stand over a stove and prepare a meal over the next few hours. And the real reason we think things should happen overnight is because we live in such a right now society. If we don’t get a promotion after 6 months on the job, we think the time put into our work was a waste. But what you don’t realize is that 7-10 years on the job is considered overnight success. So a lot of people don’t hit their success mark because they are not fully dedicated.


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