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When Winning Feels Like Losing
On September 30th, A "Potential Winner" affidavit appeared in my inbox from Medium. My heart stalled. We ask that you please keep the receipt of this email and the following information confidential until October 15, 2021.
Career Troubles In Adulthood.
In adulthood, setting a career is a major development milestone. Individuals who have difficulty setting in a career often go through stress and sadness. In recent years, the burden of getting a meaningful career has risen significantly. On average, people now turn to jobs seven times over their lives. This statistic shows both a rise in job opportunities and the modern accompanying challenges in finding the right job. In addition, people are now encouraged to give a meaningful number of hours to their jobs, both in the office environment and through technology outside of official office hours.
Words Have Power
I realized something after reading the Vocal Spotlight on Tom Bradbury (In Memoriam), that was spurred by this quote that Tom used that’s been brought up over the past few weeks since his passing.
Here are 13 (or did you already guess that?) random concepts that have come to me in my travels. There provide a mere handful of the ideas that have inspired me with their pain and pleasure in those trying moments, and of those that were lost before they could be recorded.
No Money, Mo Problems
With Unemployment Benefits ending on September 5th 2021, it seemed the government had no plan for the people except the vaccine was available but where are the jobs? Where is the money? People were on the brink already and with funds ending it made me wonder how things would be changing. Whenever there becomes a shortage of something there is sure to be a surplus of something am I right?
Developing Interpersonal Skills
It is no exaggeration to suggest that interpersonal skills are the basis for success in life. People with high interpersonal skills tend to work successfully with other people, including in teams or groups, formally and informally.
WHO AM I?
I find that a very perplexing question. I don’t really know who ‘I’ am because there has never been a time in my life where it has just been ‘Me/Myself/I’.
The truth about Money
I still remember the best lesson I ever learned about money. It was in my second year of Economics, the first lecture in Macroeconomics. Our professor took out a 20-pound note, waved it around in front of an auditorium full of young students, and asked "Who can tell me what this is?"
The Myth of Meritocracy
If you have been working in the tech industry for a long you might have seen the term "meritocracy" highlighted in every performance appraisal related email. When I was in my 20s, I used to believe that all these appraisals based on merit are correct to the dot. Little did I think about what is the basis for measuring merit and who decides this. It is when I am feeling stalled in my career, I gave some serious thought to it.
Do We Bring Our Whole Selves Into Work?
“Don’t mix business and pleasure” has been my motto for many years. Society instilled fear in me that there were things about myself that were not appropriate for workspaces.
Five Signs of Writer Syndrome
When we hear "writer," we picture a solitary figure typing away at a computer keyboard. He's just talking to himself and writing about it. However, writers are not at all like this. Writers have a stable and complicated life, and it is well worth living because of their fascinating habits. A writer's Emotional sensitivity is often equated with emotional instability or immaturity, leading to misunderstanding. It's a known truth that writers are empathic and have a unique way of looking at things.
I reread the entry below which I wrote on April 22, 2021, and titled “Debt”. In the back of my mind, I always thought about posting it, but something kept me back, and that something is fear. In the entry below, I wrote about my fear for money - I now write, fear in and of itself needs to be handled. By me.