Life is a marathon. Pretty powerful statement, eh? I can just mic drop and walk out, right? But, I will elaborate more. About this marathon. Ways to run it. And how to keep working on finishing it.
Don’t expect average thinking people to understand your above average dreams. “Average thinking people” sounds kind of elitist of me to write, doesn’t it? Well, I can assure you my goal isn’t to come off as an elitist or even condescending.
Lord knows I’m average in a lot of ways. Good thing I married up and am a decent BS’er (which helped in the whole married up thing). The Urban Dictionary calls this phenomenon outkicking your coverage.
I’d like to think my dreams and aspirations aren’t average though. And if you are reading this, maybe yours aren’t either. But you need to mentally prepare yourself to face those who don’t believe in you or at least in your ideas. [Read more…] about Don’t Expect Average Thinking People To Understand Your Above Average Dreams
It doesn’t matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert, you are eventually going to need people skills. Unless you went all Into the Wild, burned your IDs, gave away your money and are living a self-sustaining life on a mountain. Then sure, maybe you don’t need people skills. I agree with Eddie Vedder society is a crazy breed, but you don’t need to run away from it.
You just need the right tools and resources to adapt and get you through the day. What would you say if I told you I know the cheapest way to further your education? You likely may spend more dining out in ONE week versus the cost of this. And it can catapult you into leadership roles (if you desire this path). As well as teach you how to write compelling blog posts that will inspire your audience to take action?
Do I have your attention yet? Read more to find out what this is! [Read more…] about The Cheapest Way To Further Your Education and Build Your People Skills!
Well, just like they teach you as a kid to stop, drop and roll if you are ever on fire. The same concept should apply when asked to come back to a former workplace: Stop what you are doing. Drop your jaw. And think of something really good to say to roll right out of that conversation. Save it for later and give it some time to think before you speak!
It’s been a little over 2 years since I left my former workplace. I haven’t regretted it yet. Since then, I’ve been contacted 3 times to come back. Nope, not a typo. 3. Are they hoping 3rd times a charm? I didn’t burn any bridges when I left. And still randomly text my former boss as we are still respectable colleagues and he keeps me updated on the happenings in our former area. They’ve had 3 people in my position since I’ve left. None have stayed. That should speak volumes how “amazing” my former job was. I didn’t quit my bosses like most people did. I finally quit because the job didn’t match my current stage in life. There’s also many things wrong with the position I was in at my former workplace. But, it’s beyond current management’s control and we won’t get into those other things right now.
Let’s take a moment and examine the work and life balance, which are the main parts of the conversations I’ve had, and you can have with your former workplace too if they call. If you a part of the normal operating workforce (not striving for financial independence & early retirement), I believe your working years can be divided into 3rds. Or, even quarters for those that work into their 70s. Dang, more power those of you who want to do that! Today we are going to examine these stages in life and how to answer that awkward moment question when your former workplace says, “Hey. We really miss you. Your old job is open. Again. Will you come back?” [Read more…] about Ring Ring, It’s Your Former Workplace Calling…We Want You Back!
Do you ever think about what your perfect day looks like? For those of us still in the workforce, the perfect day probably happens on a weekend. Unless of course you really, really love your job which would put you in the minority. If this is the case and you do love it, as I’ve said before, I’m jealous!
Most of us are striving to forge a path to take back our time and live life on our own terms. And to have as many perfect days as possible! [Read more…] about Arrange Life To Live Your Perfect Day Every Day