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18. grasping

Imagine your home is on fire. All of your loved ones and yourself made it out – no one is injured or hurt. You have time to run back in to grab one thing – what would you retrieve?

17. time debts & time assets

Category: job

I have been thinking a lot about the idea of time debts and time assets. Is what I am doing now going to save me time in the future or cost me time in the future?

16. learning how to fish

Category: jobmoney

They say (and I don’t really know who “they” are), that if you give a person a fish, they will eat for the day. If you teach a person to fish, they will never go hungry.

15. hunt your dreams

Category: job

This is a little insight, a mind shift, and trick. If you are willing to do the things that other people don’t want to do – you are setting yourself up for success.

14. discipline to execute

Category: herstoryjob

No matter what hesitation or disappointment you face throughout the day, you are building the discipline to execute. That’s not just this job, but every job. Everything you’re going to do in life and that you have done in life. You are here because you at some point in time had the discipline to execute. You applied for the job, you showed up to the interview, you did the cold call test and memorized the definitions. You did it. But you didn’t come this far to only come this far. Keep going.

13. summer

Category: herstoryjob

Tomorrow will be June. Already we’ve seen two weeks of warm weather, the air conditioners have gone into their customary window slots. Restaurants and business still remain closed, their French windows and doors open to be more accessible to passerbys; some businesses have even converted storefronts to walk by bars – alcohol being the biggest […]

12. do something

Category: jobmoney

I think about people I know – in debt, maybe dropped out, unemployed – in short, not living the life they want to live. Friends say they want to get a job, but one look at their diary and you see their actions don’t reinforce their wants. Friends say they want to get out of debt, or that money “stresses them out” – but sweep those problems under the rug and they don’t solve themselves. Often, problems will multiply (and with debt, it literally will get exponentially worse).

11. that was a short pause

Category: job

A productive pause is taking a moment to be still and take stock of everything you have and where you are. Productivity is not just mindless doing and on to the next, this is where the Pause comes in.

Whether employed or unemployed or somewhere along the spectrum, take a moment to look around. Do you know where you are? Do you like where you are? Is there somewhere you want to go / get to? How are you aligning your small decisions to get you there?

10. not many, just one

Category: Uncategorized

“How’s your job search going?” I cringe at the message. I know my friend is just asking how I am and making conversation using something she knows about me, but I still recoil at what the question implies – that I am actively looking for a job (like the other XX million unemployed). Was I […]

09. dreams of anywhere

Category: money

This productive pause has given me time to reflect. How should I spend my money? I should spend my money on living a life that I like and would be proud of. Where do I want to live? What would I like to spend my time doing?