MAKING IT IN LIFE

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“What’s it all mean?


I’VE ARRIVED

People can’t wait until they get to a certain point in life then they look and say I have made it or arrived. But then you have to ask yourself, what does it mean by making it life? Because we automatically look at someone who makes money  as a symbol of where we want to be and how big we aspire to be. But looking at someone else’s life can be disatrous because we don’t know how they became so successful. We can look at their blueprint, but you should be weary of following another person’s actions move for move. It worked for them, not quite for you.

MEANINGS BEHIND INTENT

What is the real meaning behind the words. Because that is way more important than anything. In America, we always put the meaning for making it in the country as someone who has a certain level of income. But a school teacher might be a person living their dream and they are far from people making a lot of money. But in the same breathe you have celebrities taking their own lives even with so much money. So understand why you’re building and what it means to you.

COMPARED TO THOSE AROUND YOU

When you look at the peers of people around you, you have a tendency to stack yourself against others. And how could you not because who you associate yourself with says a lot about yourself. So you can’t be around winners and not be a winner yourself. It will either rub off on you or you will fall out the group. But you should never see yourself as not successful if you are doing something in life that is not as lucrative, as long as it has meaning behind it.


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CLOSE QUARTERS CAN BE BENEFICIAL

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“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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WORK LIFE BALANCE: TRYING TO BE SOCIAL AND DRIVEN

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“FOCUS ON YOU WHILE FOCUSING ON YOU!”


PUTTING YOU FIRST

Have you ever had the feeling like no matter how hard you work, you still feel like you’re missing something? And that is because you don’t have a good work life balance. You are very successful and making strides in your career, but for some reason your life is still no fulfilling. You have to step back and look at where you are now. You are not missing anything by taking some time off. Make room for having some type of social life. Because you will not be remembered when you die for anything you built if you are so isolated from everyone. You have to know how to unwind.

IT CAN ALL GO AWAY TOMORROW

In a flash everything you worked for can be gone. And if all you were known for was getting the bag, then you are going to have problems if you shall ever lose the bag. Meaning, you work with nothing else in your life, and you lose your work, then who do you have in life. It’s fine to be a hustler, until the hustle disappears somehow. You now find yourself trying to reach out to people for some sort of guidance, and there is no one there to aid you or console you. So what you have to do is try to make yourself more accessible to others so you that you stay close enough where you don’t lose your closeness to society, while also focusing on work.

THE ADDICTION OF THE GRIND

It is so hard to not get stuck in your work especially when you are trying to climb to a certain height. The only problem is, the height you are trying to reach is a lifetime climb. You can’t get to the point then live your life. Because what if the height takes you fifty years to accomplish. Now you are at the end of your life. So don’t get to the end to only regret getting there in life. The great thing about life is living in the paradigm of it. And then getting to the end and looking over at all of what you are happy to have done.


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FOUR MONTHS FOR CAREER

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“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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FOR LOVE: SHOULD YOU QUIT A JOB FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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“Which one means more to you?”


for the one you love

Here is the question for today, and that is would you choose a significant other over your career? A lot of people in today’s society would say that this is something that is a big mistake. But if you talk to people from a different generation they might say otherwise. And the reason for this change in society today would have to be because no one want to depend on the next person for anything. And also, there is the idea that what if the relationship does not work itself out. Then you are stuck thinking in your mind why didn’t I take that opportunity that came my way that was turned down prior.

bad decisions

Just understand something people about giving up your career for someone you love. Things have been known to happen, and the problem with this is that you’re stuck in a bad situation. So let it be known that you have to have a backup plan before you decide to give up opportunities. Because people tend to change over time and you don’t want that regret thought in your mind. On the hand, it could workout for you in the end. You could actually find someone that might make you feel a certain way that it’s worth it.

make the move, drop the career

It can hurt some people, but staying for someone and leaving the gig could prove to be beneficial if the person is worth it. Some people might call you crazy for choosing a person over the career, and yes, it is dice, but if it works out, it could be better than the gig. For those that don’t have great relationships, they may encourage otherwise. You just have to do hat is in your best interest not other people looking to get involved.


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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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RESPECT THE PROCESS: PEOPLE TAKE FOR GRANTED IT’S NOT OVERNIGHT

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“People just don’t know.”


they don’t realize how long

People who see you as successful take for granted where you are in your life. They see your life and don’t realize the time it took for you to get to that place in your life. So it becomes easy for them to say certain things and make certain assumptions about your life. But the reality is, you haven’t seen them in a long time for nothing. They have been working tirelessly for years to get to this position. But you as that person standing from afar don’t know this because you are busy living it up. You work, come home, watch television, and sleep. And when you are not working, you are hanging with friends. This person is on the top of their game gave any time they weren’t sleep to working.

it looks overnight to you

The Earth moves at approximately 66,667 miles per hour through the universe. Yet we have no ability to feel this as we move about through our daily lives. Well, why don’t we, and relativity has a lot do with it. Relativity has a lot to do with so much of the way in which we look at the world around us. And the same applies to the way we look at people’s lives who have careers. Their lives relative to ours looks one way, in reality it is something different. Because where each of us stand relative to the other clouds our perception of the world around us. So in my eyes you became successful due to someone giving you something, but the reality is, you got an opportunity long after you struggled.

easy when you didn’t build it

There is a reason I am hesitant to ask people for money. Because I understand how hard it is to make an income for myself. But people who don’t respect what you do, it becomes easy for them to make request that are unreasonable. And that is when you have to step back and look at them in a different light. Because you are not responsible for someone else’s existence.


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