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

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“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

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“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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GIVING IT ALL UP: KNOWING WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE THE JOB YOU WANT

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“You want it, now sacrifice for it.”


give a little

For me growing up, I never really knew what I wanted to do. I had an idea of what I wanted from life. But it wasn’t until I stepped into society and realized that I wanted to be what I am currently pursuing. But there is another side to having what you want out of life. And that is what you must give up to get to where you truly want to be in your career. Some people have this idea that they are just going to walk into the world and start making things happen. It won’t take much work, but they’ll just come into it. Truth be told, you will lose a lot of fun time to be at the place in life. If you’re not interested in giving up fun good luck with your success journey.

feeling the pain

When not much is moving in your life, you will start to get this feeling that you are not accomplishing anything. But the reality is that your mall successes over time will contribute to the outcome. We just live in a such a right now society, that everything you do that does not happen immediately, you feel a lack of success. This instageneration where we get likes now, friends now, comments now, and shares now. But the time it takes to build that instaplatform has been a process which has taken years. We are the users who see the finished product outside the work put into the platform. So the work in the paradigm is s boring, it hurts to put the time into the work. I know this firsthand with my writing and photography. I know it will take such a long time, sometimes I wonder why I am doing it.

moving in circles

Once you get good enough to actually go out and start making moves for yourself, then you might want to connect to people interested in the same things as you. Making sure you surround yourself with like people can actually help you go farther. Because now you have someone to piggy back off of for ideas. And this is hard, especially if you’re not the most sociable of people, but you have to do so. But how else do you expect to be great in your career?


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

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“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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LOVE OR MONEY: WHAT IS YOUR REASON FOR BEING IN BUSINESS

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“Do you really like what you do?”


like it or love it

A lot of people go into business with different reasons for why they go into business. Some people go in with the idea that they will make a lot of money. And others go into their business with the idea that they are going to provide a service to people. But what is more important when pursuing a business career? Is it the idea that you are potentially going to make a lot of money? Or is the importance more focused on loving the job? Because there are the upsides and the downsides of both. You can’t say one is more important or less than the other. Because it’s all about why that person is pursuing.

for love

When you love something the money will come. And the reason you need to love what you do in business is because you are going to be going at it for a very long time. So you must really have to like what you do. Because initially there is no money in what you going to be doing. So if it’s all about the money you will give up early on in your pursuit. The idea of money will be such pain because in the paradigm of living the money is so slow, you almost feel like why am I doing this everyday. So for money, there is no gratification, especially in the beginning.

for money

We all love doing what we do when we get a chance to do it. But we also have to be practical in the sense where we need to start generating an income. Money pays for food, utilities, living arrangements, healthcare, etc. You have to realize that money has to be a driver in what it is you do. You’re not running a charity and even then money is important. You have needs, but you also have wants. You want to live comfortably, travel, take part in certain leisure activities. So money has to be a priority; is it number one, maybe not, but it is important. We all love the expression, “If you could live comfortably how you want and do your career for free, would you.” It sounds good, but the dough needed to do that is a lot. And for most, that is not the case.

balancing act

You have to find yourself teetering somewhere between the love and money. And at times you will find yourself balanced to one side over the other. No one is completely on one side and happy. If you don’t have a balance then you get depressed having too little and depressed with so much. And the other thing tends to lose out. So find your balance in business prusuits and go for it.


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ECONOMIC STEROID: DO WE NEED A STIMULUS AT THE MOMENT?

airport, bank, board

“We need a push from the presidency.”


economic growth

Presidents throughout history have always looked to means of promoting a good economy. And one of those ways have been through an economic stimulus to the economy. People who tax payers receiving a check in the mail as a means to put it right back into businesses. George W. Bush did this which pumped a lot of money back into the economy. So now, should this be something that President Trump consider as one of his agendas as president?

where does it go?

When the stimulus is spent by tax payers, you would think the money goes into paying bills and personal needs. But the stimulus goes towards clothing, entertainment, and restaurants. Isn’t that something, the country receives money from the government, and this is where it goes. Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of people utilize the funds for payments of bills. But so many use the funds for indulging on themselves. Yet, when people say they need money or what they would do if they had money, it’s a far cry from when they actually get that check in hand.

can we afford it?

So, now the question remains, “Is America able to afford the stimulus?” Because it’s easy to say to stimulate the economy, but will the federal government sign off on the stimulus? There is a lot this administration is trying to accomplish that is already going to be a financial strain. So the idea of a stimulus is far fetched right now. That is unless, one of the plans Trump has takes a back seat momentarily.


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GOOD DEEDS: WHAT ARE THE POSITIVES OF TRUMP’S WIN ON THE ECONOMY

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“Is America better now?”


trump’s america

Since the election of President Donald J. Trump, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the commander and chief. Numerous protest, investigations, cabinets members removal, and outside allegations. But is there anything in the country going good on the economic side? Is there some truth to the motto, “Make America Great Again?” A lot think not, but there are those that think so. Well, let’s observe that for a minute.

positives

Do we have any positives for the economy under this administration? Let’s observe that for just a moment. For starters the economy is at a higher growth rate in the first few months of 2018 than it’s normal average. And the economy growth has been at its highest since the economic recession almost ten years ago. And then to add to it, the tax cuts of over one trillion dollars. So maybe there is something to this administration performing well.

controversial statement

When you say what has Trump done that was of good nature, people get emotional. And the perception of a person is nearly impossible to shift once people have their minds made up. Only me, I have my political agenda, but I also have perspective. And that is why people will find it hard to believe any good can come of this administration. We can’t see the economics because socially and politically we disagree so much. So much so, that even if we were to enter a new Gilded Age, he would still be disliked.


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