Higher job satisfaction means being able to make your own decisions, work on your own time for your own personal targets, an opportunity to apply your skills to what you love doing, and turn all that into a career.
Then there is the so-called comfortable and content 9-5. Assuring you that tomorrow you’ll still have a job. Most people go for this because no one likes the unknown. Everyone wants to have some sort of guarantee that the future is safe. It seems at least a little more secure than the life of an entrepreneur.
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Public service announcement: if you tell people you’re going to work for yourself, there’s going to be some confusion. I’ve discovered this over the past few months.
About two and a half years ago, I came roaring out of college with a fierceness. High off the fumes of academia’s self-congratulatory culture, I was going to put on my sensible pumps and get busy climbing the rungs on the corporate ladder at a speed heretofore unseen.
It took only two years in the corporate world for me to realize that wasn’t the life I wanted. What’s more, I would never have the life I wanted if I stood still.
It wasn’t that the job was awful. In fact, many would call me lucky. It paid well, and I felt valued and respected there. But just because I was lucky didn’t mean I was fulfilled. I wasn’t doing the kind of work I felt I was put on the planet to do, and that fact was getting harder to ignore. It ate at me.Continue reading
Fan or not, it is hard to deny that Star Wars is chock-full of inspirational, quote-worthy material.
One of the most legendary quotes is, “Do or do not. There is no try.”
For those of you who have not seen The Empire Strikes Back, allow me to set the scene: It’s the X-wing fighter sequence on Dagobah, and Luke Skywalker is doubtful about being able to raise his fighter from the swamp. After Jedi Master Yoda chastises him for having a defeatist attitude, Luke halfheartedly responds that he will try. Having none of that, Yoda hits him with the epic one-two punch.
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The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to open up the coffers, hit the ground running, and start crossing people off your To-Buy list.
Did you just start sweating too?Continue reading