WHY DO YOU SHOW UP EVERYDAY: WHAT IS YOUR CAREER PURPOSE

Man in Blue Suit

“Why do you work?”


the 9-5

There are so many reasons for why someone might pursue a career. But what is your purpose for being in this career field. Because a great deal of your life is predicated on what you do for a living. So without a purpose you can easily find yourself in a rut and become depressed. Is it all for the money, career advancement, the title, the company, the validation of association, etc. I can’t tell someone what to follow or how to pursue. Just know and understand what comes with the career you will be pursuing. Because we have an idea of a career and then there are the realities of the career.

beware 

Are you prepared to give over your life to the climb? Do you want to know what it’s like to miss out on so much in your life? Well, it may be the downside to having the career that you do. And that’s when so many people fall off the career wagon. They settle for something less because they don’t want all their time being taken up by this career. Yet, when they settle, they usually watch someone put in the time and skyrocket to something great. So beware of what your life could become by pursuing that dream job.

all those years prior

Leading up to your success, you are a work horse. And the day times are going to be the defining moments that will push you through these rough times. But the years of struggling will also be the reason you fight so hard to stay in the game. It is so much work that people work double sometimes triple overtime to make their lives work. Yo don’t want all that work to go to waste for nothing after putting in so much.


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ROUGH START: INITIAL BUILDING OF YOUR CAREER

Selective Focus Photography of Man Sitting Near Desk

“Where do I begin?”


in the beginning

When you first embark on your journey of building your career, you are not really building your career. You are actually building your experiences that will prepare you for your career. So many people don’t understand that concept, and they give up before they really build anything. I know this first hand considering my career goals are writing, photography, and filmmaking. Three career paths that takes years and years of building to turn into a stable career. And in a social media era where everything is immediate, you can’t get that through the minds of a lot of young people.

want to be a CEO start on the grill

A reason for taking so long to run the company is because you really need to know the ins and outs of the business. You need to understand not only how it runs, but to keep the business relevant moving forward. People have this idea that they will get their undergraduate degree and then become this leader in the organization. Then in 3-5 years, they will be in a potential Vice President position. And by the time they are 35 years old, they are now the CEO of the company. But what you don’t understand is that to run a company, especially a giant, you must have the knowledge that will take you the next 20 years. And even after that you might hold a lesser position like  VP or COO until you’re nearly 50 years of age.

mentorship

You know who understands the path you’re taking, someone who has been there before. Someone who will groom you to be the next voice for the organization. This means working and working in order for you to catch the attention of someone that does want to help you become better at what you do. And in this generation with such lack of patients, you hear someone state that they haven’t made much of an impact in their careers and only been on the job a year. This is a sure way to not get noticed because you have no patience. You have to show that you can handle setbacks as well as the good things that come with being a leader to get the attention of a good mentor.


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REDISTRIBUTION OF FINANCES: HOW TO PLACE YOUR MONEY IN AREAS THAT WILL GENERATE MORE INCOME

Person Using Ballpoint Pen

“Making it grow, shifting to other areas.”


making it, moving it

As I make my income, I have directed to other areas of interest that will aid in building myself a passive income. And for you, that might be the case to redistribute money yourself. Or it could be to pay off a bill that will give you more money to spend later on elsewhere. But being able to properly move your money into another area of interest could benefit you in the long run. Now, so many people when it comes to money say they don’t have the income to do this. On the other hand they spend a lot of money on clothes, a car they can’t afford, and vacations. Then you realize it’s not affordability, they don’t want to do it.

where to put it

Most people don’t know where to place their money they want to redistribute. And that is when you must sit down to think long and hard about how you will go about this in life. Because if you are not aware of what you are doing you will lose bigger than if you did nothing at all. So you have to put yourself in the know of something that sparks your interest. For example, you want to start making your own clothing business outside of your day job. Then what you must do is invest in a sewing machine first. This is an expensive purchase, but so is a $1,200 iPhone and a $500 – $1,000 tote bag. Just as much as you feel you need these items, build a “want-need” internally for your future.

how once you know 

For me at least, things are starting to look crystal clear for the future. It’s because I have sat down wrote out all the possible ways to make my future happen with what I have in my pocket. And when you do that, then other less costly opportunities start to take hold. Now, for those without an interest, they will tell you that it’s not possible. Yet, if they were able to tap into their minds the way I have, you will see that it is beyond possible. So, write down a list of ways to move your money around to make it work for you. Think of the most pessimistic and idealistic things that can come of your money. And the more you live, the more practical the decisions will arise. You will be less pessimistic, and more idealistic. But your idealism won’t interrupt your practical thinking so that you don’t become too irrational and thinking far-fetched.


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CAREER CAREER CAREER: A MONTH FOR GROWTH

adult, blur, boss

“Building a life for yourself.”


careers

Me myself, I have not broke into my career, but I am in leui of it. My pursuits are as a writer (screenwriter and author), filmmaker,  and Photographer. A process that takes a lifetime of work to stay relevant in your career. But for the month of July, I want to focus on answering some questions. The questions will be geared toward directions to take when confused about your future.

drive, will, determination

When pursuing a career, you need to be prepared for the long arduous road of pain to prosperity. And the hardest part is that there are no guarantees. No are not promised this pot of gold and that’s tough to cope with. I guess it’s why we look to have a job with security instead of entrepreneurship. Either way you see it, you must be willing to focus, and fight hard. Ignore the naysayers and take control of inhibitions.  Conserve your energy when possible because you’ll need along the way.


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OPEN THE COAL MINES: WHY AREN’T OUR POLITICIANS HONEST ABOUT OUR FUTURES

brown coal, brown coal mining, bucket wheel excavators

“Leave the past behind, yes or no?”


the past to present

In the past, Americans were the pentacle of the world as it pertains to industry. We were king in the industrial revolution, but now the tables have turned. The new game in town is technological innovation and information; two areas where America has slacked. So what must be done to insure that the nation stays in its position on top? Because China surpassed America recently in GDP, but America regained footing on top. Now, America has regulatory laws in place that are different from China, but nonetheless they are right there with us.

industry decline

Americans make what? I’m waiting, what do we really make anymore? Our greatest creation and has been for a while is people. With regards to actual Panoramic Shot of Skygoods and services, we are slowly losing our position. A great deal of our livestock, fruits, and vegetables come from outside America; not to mention about 80% of our seafood. We have become major importers, instead of major exporters as well. We are not making anything that world needs, that the world can get from us less than anywhere else. So what are we to do?

land usage

America has a lot of land, yet we only utilize a small portion of the land for farming. You would think is a fully-functional country, yet so much of our land is preserved for wildlife conservation. But we can’t just start growing crops. Bird's Eye View Of FarmlandFarming doesn’t work that way, it’s a lot that has to go into making sure the land is able to sustain whatever you’re growing. It takes more than just throwing some seeds into the ground and growing crop.

bad ideas

I know this for certain, opening the steel mills, coal mines, and paper mills is not smart. Because anyone who understands even anything basic about business at that level is that when someone creates something better, bye bye. Meaning, we reopen factories, and someone comes along with a better more effective idea, it renders the factory obsolete. I always use the mule puller example. Families used harnesses for themselves attached to mules for farming, until the combine came along. When was the last time you saw a mule puller? Like I said, evolution is a continuous progression from what is basic to what is complex. Factories are basic today; at one point in time, they were complex. But in today’s society an evolution is taking hold, so we must move on.


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A WORLD OF WEED: HOW THE BUSINESS COULD REALLY PAN OUT

Shallow Focus Photography of Cannabis Plant

“Pass the dutchie.”


the dope game

Growing up for me in the inner city, I would see guys selling drugs on the street corner. And one of those drugs was marijuana. And now that states are passing laws stating you are allowed to smoke in small quantities, even profit, makes you wonder. How will this business model pan out in the long run once big businesses start to get involved. Now you’re talking about a multi-billion dollar industry that is going to be controlled by few players. But also, what will come of all these prison inmates who were sent to jail for marijuana charges.

laws and current inmates

There are men and women currently in jail for crimes associated with marijuana. So what will happen to them once the laws are fully passed through? Will the courts grant them clemency, or will they have to serve their time considering they were convicted under an old law? Because to now say it’s totally fine, you’re allowing those legal access to sell, while individuals sit in jail for the exact same crime. Then again, states are fine with the drug, but federally, there are still problems. So dispensary owners and smokers beware.

big business

You could make a lot of money if you have the ability to enter the industry and you have a good enough liquid asset. Because getting in early means collecting before everyone can get involved. So once the big boys come in, everything will change because they will have the capital needed to keep you form competing. Then again, who has a good $250,000 plus lying around to start in the game.


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MADE IN AMERICAN: WILL WE EVER SEE A COUNTRY WHERE WE MAKE WHAT WE BUY

Woman Holding Us Flag during Daytime

“Keeping the system going.”


born in the usa

For the longest, products that we purchased were made in the United States. But as time progressed and America became a more modern country, it became too expensive to make products in the U.S. So companies started to move overseas for their manufacturing operations and along with it went the jobs. Now my question to you all is, will we see another mass production of goods in this country again?

machinery over man

Whatever happened to the mule plow guy when the combine was invented? Ever wonder how his life panned out? Chances are, he didn’t last in business and had to sell off his land because he couldn’t survive. And that is the same thing here as it pertains to people working in factories. The use for manpower is irrelevant at this time in history. And it’s because technology is moving to scale at a higher point than man can keep up.

boy i love a deal

Don’t we all love going to a store and buying an item on sale marked down 25% off, 50% off, and even 75%. And the reason companies can do so is because of the excess of items that need to be gotten rid of to make room for new items. But coincidentally is a reason manufacturing in America is tough as well. We walk into a store and see the same item for different prices no one is buying the same item for different prices just because it’s American.


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