LIFE GOING NOWHERE: HOW TO DEAL WITH A DEAD END JOB

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“Time for a change.”


bad job

I have had my fair share of bad jobs in my life. And what do you do when you are stuck on a bad job that you just can’t seem to get away from. You hate being there, but unless you’re in a relationship with someone who makes a substantial amount of money, you can’t just quite. So a lot of people stay on their jobs and never leave that position. So from here on out they show up day in and day out. Five days per week (depending on the job, weekends as well), four weeks out of the month, for the entire year. And before you know it, years have gone by and you have done nothing but go to this job.

rest breeds complacency

Coming home from your dead end job, you just want to rest. But what that does is forces you to wake up, only with enough time to get ready for your job again. So as difficult as it may seem, you have to force yourself to keep going. Think about the job you go to, and not only want more, push for more. For two reasons: 1) when the job function is no longer needed to keep the organization going, they will get rid of you, 2) you will eventually live to resent other people who are living their best life. And when I say do better, I am not only talking about financial. You could learn more that will allow you to stay on board if the company starts letting people go. You will have the ability to matriculate into this new way of business.

trust the process

In the paradigm of living, nothing we do seem like it’s working while we’re doing it. I look at the career of Hollywood actress Tiffany Haddish.How over the recent year, she has taken off in her career. But she has been performing comedy since her early twenties. Now who has the guts to work for the next 15 years, with disappointment after disappointment, to come into their success. We all want to wake up tomorrow with her success, but it just doesn’t happen that way. And her is why people can’t break out of the dead end job. What’s crazy is that before you know it, 15 ears passes, and they see the person who put in early. And that’s when the resentment sets in because they have wasted precious time they can never get back.


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ONE BAD DAY AWAY: HOW LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IS BIGGER THAN JUST MONEY

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“Pay check Friday, gone by Saturday, back broke by Monday.”


For me growing up in a household with a working poor mother, it was tough watching her struggle. One sick day, one missed pay period, and we could have been one of those families in a homeless shelter. What do you do when you’re living a life that feels like all hope is gone? When you look forward to the end of the day before the beginning even starts. That is the feeling of so many people in America. But living paycheck to paycheck is more than just a financial strain. It’s an emotional strain that causes more issues than not having money. People who are living poor generally have lower self-esteem, lower confidence, poor health, and their mental instability is typically higher. So what happens that places a person in these types of conditions?

Well, for me, I have a mother and father that both grew up poor and both their parents grew up poor. And that’s when you realize that poverty in America is more than just not having a job and not being able to get a job. It’s not the idea that people are lazy or don’t care about their futures. Poverty in America is generational; with every passing generation, you notice times get rougher and rougher. At least when my mother and father were young, there was a sense of community. In today’s society there is no community in the poor communities. You don’t even have the support of your family in life. So you almost have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. And if you fall, it’s not too hard of a fall that you can’t recover.

Another reason people live in poverty in America, is that there are so many people not in the know. And the know, is all the pieces coming together with all your knowledge to make your life make sense. And if you are not skilled enough to make your life make sense, then you cannot rise above where you are in life. Even with a good education, which helps, you still have to be able to put yourself in the know. Because a college degree is the icing on a cake, not any of the ingredients to make that cake. The ingredients come from you, and most people don’t know how to bake their success cake. They look at success like a fast food restaurant, “Just show me how to work the fries, and then I’m off to the races making big bucks.” It’s not that easy; it takes the elements that are skills, smarts, hard work, and some luck.

And in the end, when observing some of the prior elements of success, so many just don’t have in them. And if they do have these elements, they are totally unaware as to how to get the elements working for themselves. So they will live their entire lives not achieving anything remotely close to even an idea of success.


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