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CHANGE

In Self Help on October 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

You know when life says to you ‘You need to change. You need to shift from what you are doing now, to something new.’ I experienced that recently. I was had a job, and I had my fair share of challenges. The challenges kept coming, and I kept trying to solve them. I notice that a lot of the challenges I was trying to solve were out of my control. I further challenged myself to solve what was unsolvable, only because I had a lack of resources that could eradicate the problem and make me happy.

I then realised something. When you try to solve something that is so rigid, you create more problems if the problem is so against you? Why not just shift and change your lifestyle and look for better? I kept thinking that to myself for the last few weeks and realised that I need to just take the leap of faith and just do what makes me happy. I say money doesn’t bring happiness, which is absolutely true in my opinion. I also believe that just trying something new in the hope for a amazing outcome, is a massive risk, but I am willing to do it, if the reward is greatness.

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. – Michel de Montaigne

So, I shifted my thought process from indulging in problems with overly complex solutions, to finding a new angle and strategy that can allow me to flourish in my talents. I hope to grow in my new venture as an individual that is on this planet to experience what life has to offer. And I am openly willing to learn, expand my knowledge, and grow into a strong man. A man that doesn’t have the muscle (wouldn’t mind) but has clarity in his reasoning, understanding and application of knowledge into the real world.

 

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I HIRE AND FIRE MYSELF

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

The title says it all.

I go through life, thinking I want to be my own boss. I don’t want to work for anyone. I want to be my own boss because it gives me freedom. With being your own boss and working for yourself, you set everything yourself. You tell yourself when you want to work and when you want to play. When you want to take a holiday and who you want to employ. My favourite is getting to wear what you like which I feel gives me the opportunity to express myself through my choice of clothes. The downside is being your own boss is the responsibility that comes with it.  No one holds your hand as you go through life. You take charge of yourself.

When you work for someone you have responsibilities like:

  • What time to get into work
  • What time you can have your break
  • When you can leave
  • You have to inform your boss when your not coming into work
  • You have to face consequences from your boss or be sacked
  • Your dress code
The responsibility of being your own boss allows you to suffer from your own mistakes instead of being told of your mistakes. It can be hard to know when you have made a mistake without having a boss but that comes with freedom and responsibility.
Personally, I am a odd worker. I like to work when I like. I like to wake up when I like. If I want to work during the night and chill during the day, I would prefer to do that then have deadlines from someone else. Having a boss and having to go to school at a certain time and having lessons at a specific time teaches you about these things:
  • Time management
  • Deadlines
  • Structure
  • People and how they work
Learning how to be a leader is just as important as learning how to be an employee. Both have their positives and negatives. All you have to do as teenagers or individuals is know where you want to be in life. I would prefer to be a boss and control myself and deal with my own mistakes.
What would you prefer to be? Employee or Boss?