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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DEPENDENTS: KNOW WHO YOU CAN CARE FOR

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“We all have a budget.”


caring for multiples

What happens when you are in a position to have to care for multiple people in your family. And the income that you are bringing in is just not enough to deal with the burden? Then what you are stuck with is the decision to try to make more money, or cut some people off. But since you might be less obligated to cut people off, then you may have to decide if it’s in your best interest to try to find other methods for making money. But how do you make more money, because it’s not like money just magically appears into your bank account. You have have a skill of some sort that renders you the ability to make more money.

don’t be afraid to ask for that promotion 

When you are working somewhere for a very long time, and you know that your income is not cutting it, ask for a raise. Now, it sounds easier than you think because what happens when you get turned down? How do you deal with the rejection because you do have to come to work again tomorrow. and now it creates a weird environment. So, are you prepared to walk off the gig so that your family can do better.

who is on your payroll

Who are these people in the household that you have to care for that are causing you to come out of pocket? Make sure that you can care for them with the income you have or make them pull their own weight as well. If they are wife/husband and kids fine, but other relatives can cause a strain on you. So know what you can handle in life.


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FREE WORK: DON’T SLEEP ON UNPAID

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“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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AGE OF CONSENT: SHOULD WE LOWER THE WORKING AGE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WANTING TO EARN

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“The right to work.”


at least this age

When I was a young child I wanted to start earning. But due to the strict labor laws that we have in this country, that prohibited me from working when I wanted to. But you are allowed to have a work permit with the parent’s consent at the age of 12. Only in certain jobs can you be this age, like delivering newspapers.  but if you want to work in a lot of other places you have to be 16 years old. But working anywhere is allowed upon your 18th birthday. Will we ever see for certain circumstances a much younger person able to earn? Like, why can’t an 11 year old work at a fast food restaurant?

rules are made to not be broken

Once upon a time in American history, the child was not able to just stay home and play as children do today. You had to work and provide some form of income for the family. There was no sitting around and doing nothing. It didn’t matter if you were a farm hand, or some kids in the distant past worked in the factory along side their parent. But then all these rules had to be put into place to guarantee that the child would not only be safe, but insure that they would not be taken advantage of for the their labor. Also, the health of a young child working in a factory would mean a short life expectancy. This could prove to be negative on our society in the long run.

odd jobs are totally fine

Now, if you are open to allowing your child to make money cutting the grass of neighbors, fine. This is generally the first job that all kids have early on in life. Other jobs include shoveling the snow or running errands for people. This is the introduction into being able to see a hard days work. It will give your child an open eye into what they don’t want to do in life, or do in life.


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BOTTOMELESS PIT: NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

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“What should I be doing?”


i have no clue

We all know the person in college who change their major three or four times. They keep at it in school because they have no clue what they want out of life. Then they do get out of school and still go from job to job not really knowing what they want. Just like changing their major they change careers. First they want to design clothes, then open up a restaurant, next thing you know they are working on being a nightclub promoter. Their lives are not really headed in any really direction. Just falling in this pit with not bottom. So what do you do if you are one of these types of people?

figure out early

I spent so much of my time trying to figure our in my 20’s what I was good at in life. Then I stumbled upon writing, filmmaking, and photography. This is when I realized what I truly wanted to do with my life. After that it became the work to be good at what I am doing. But the problem with so many people is that they are so focused on their fun and personal lives, they neglect their career goals. Then they start to say things like, “I think I might want to be this or that.” That’s fine when you’re 18 years old, but you start to move through your 20’s and entering 30’s, you feel more helpless and less accomplished. So you have to resist the want to go out and have fun to focus on your path in life.

never getting there in life

The hardest part of life is realizing you may never find your passion. You will live on this Earth and not quite measure up. And who want s to really do that in life. You live for the next 50 years and then realize it was all for nothing. That is why people hold on to religion so much. To know this is it can be very scary.


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THEY MADE IT AND SO CAN YOU: HOW IT WAS DONE IN WORSE TIMES

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“The grind has yo frustrated.”


the come up is real

As you will begin to grow your career, you will run into a lot of doubts along the way. And reasons for this is because you don’t have the experience to deal with the adversity. But understand that you are not alone. Anyone that has been in you position or looked like you has had to endure the same struggle. And if hey made it through, you will as well. In a world where everything is instant, you can’t understand that, but it’s true. And what’s sad is there will be even less people in future successful than the past because we compare to others and get down on ourselves. We have to allow ourselves a period to fall and then get up.

everything is lost in a paradigm

While we are in the building stage everything seems to be a failure and not working. Today, I have not gotten much done because the greater portion of the day I have been a little less motivated. But I have managed to punch out some type of post for today’s topic. And that is how it is some days. Others days you’re rocking and rolling, but then you have the moments you have nothing to give. But since starting my blog I have close to 1,000 posts. So, in the paradigm there is nothing, but when you look at the overall big picture, there is a lot. So stop looking at the now, and look for years down the line.

learn from the down times

Take the time for when you are stuck in life to reflect on the point up to now. You have to look at life and think to yourself, how good is your life as oppose to the past. If you’re in a better space to whatever degree than the past you are making progress. And don’t worry, there are plenty of people who have been in your place and are in your place. You are not some special case, or require an accommodation.


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CAREER CHOICES: WHAT SHOULD I PURSUE AS A CAREER

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“Where to turn?”


so many choices

After college there is down moment when you realize that you don’t know what you want to pursue in life. And that’s when reality sets in entering life. You have student loans, health care, dental, rent, utilities, food, and transportation cost. Unless, you decide to move back in with your parents. Which is a decision that so many young people just do not want to do. You lived on your own for four years, now you’re back in mom and dad’s house. And anxiety sets in because you just knew coming from school you were getting six figures on some job. You apply for work, yet it’s all minimum wage and low pay entry positions. Well, guess what, welcome to life.

weighing options

When you don’t know what you want to do in life, fine. A lot of people spend years trying to find their thing. So as I have said in prior posts, test a lot of things to see what you’re good at. Then narrow it down to a few options. Find what you love and what you’re good at as well. Why is it to love what you do? Because the time it takes to make big bucks or money at all will be long. So you have to like doing what you’re doing. Otherwise you’re going to give up fast. Like me for example, I am pursuing a screenwriting, author, and photography career. If you’re only chasing money, you will be miserable. Has to be more than that; you have to fall in love with it.

finding your thing

You’ll know when your thing is there inside of you. Because it will be undeniable to the point that you’ll do seamlessly without even trying. You want to design and build apps, you’ll do so with ease. But coding is going to take you a lot of time to learn the repetition. Oh, you want to be a leading surgeon, fine, go through your Master’s program, then on to med school. Get yourself a residency, and work for the next 15 – 20 yrs. Yes, that’s right, that many years, which is why it’s great to start as young as possible. Only problem is that most don’t find their thing they’re good at until later.

advice

When receiving advice from others, make sure you’re taking in the appropriate advice. Because you want to adhere to the stuff that could aid you. But not everything people tell you will work. So use your better judgement in delegating what’s important and not. People will assume they know your strengths and weaknesses. But they are only telling you how they see you. Pay heed to the people talking, they may not only know you, but not want you to truly persevere.


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