Saturday, July 14, 2007

Work: What Do You Want From Life?

I've written here before about the deterrence to work that many of us have got experienced because of certain restrictive compacts that attatch to disablement benefits. Now, I'd wish to compose about a benefit that may be sitting right in presence of us. Please indulge me a bit, then I'll hit you with the punchline.

If you're wish me, you've been out of work for some clip period of time, phone call it a few years. Your old occupation is a memory, and perhaps you lose it; maybe you like to work or enjoyed the work you did; perhaps you lose the joviality or societal interactions that develop when people share a common undertaking or goal; maybe your occupation was a calling and you were tearing-up the way earning more than and more money and prima people.

Perhaps your old occupation was a nightmare; plodding and mindless labor from when you punched-in or arrived until you could take a break; luncheon was the highpoint of your twenty-four hours until quittin' time. Maybe it was just a manner to pay the bills.

Then BOOM! IT ALL STOPPED. What you had done for most of your life was gone. Good occupations or bad occupations became a rhythm of years filled with pain. Today, you can't even conceive of a merriment twenty-four hours at the beach, allow alone your career.

Now, even though you endure hurting as I am suffering hurting at this keyboard, you're free. I'm free. My toes are burning. I'm cranking-up my neurostimulator, holding-off using any Fentanyl while the musculuses in my shins jerk too fast for me to number and my butt end is killing me from sitting...despite this...I'm having an all right time. I'm writing to you.

I wrote a batch in my old job, and I like to write. Unlike when I was working I compose today about anything I want. I'm poking away at another blog, Alpha Drone, which is a tip sheet for people who would wish to happen a manner to demo themselves in a stronger light, or for people who are looking to set down a job, material like that, but it's a batch of work, so it's a slow go; but I'll acquire it off the ground.

What I'm doing is taking an old accomplishment from my workings days, and instead of doing it for person else, I'm doing it for me. Try this: believe of 10 things you love to do. Think of actions, not things; verbs not nouns: hobbies, sports, writing, photography, whatever. Long before I ever was paid to compose a word, I wrote. It's one of the things I love to do. That's my first suggestion to you. Get a piece of paper and jotting down 10 things that you love to do. Here's my listing of 10 things I love to do:

  • Write
  • Read
  • Listen to music
  • Coach
  • Talk
  • Sell
  • Analyze
  • Argue
  • Collect 1 of a sort things
  • Compete
  • Next, on that same piece of paper, compose 10 things you love. Think of nouns, not verbs. Also, seek to listing categories, not people. So instead of listing, "Wife" or "Husband", compose instead "Love", or "Lifelong loving relationships". When you make this, seek for 10 different things that you really love. The less the points on your listing have got in common, the more than utile your listing will be. Here, I'll seek my ten. Next to some of my items, I'll set some words that I might have got used instead. See if you can figure-out why I chose a word that included in it's meaning the words in parentheses.

  • God (Jesus Christ, Holy Place Mother, Trinity, Faith, Belief, religion)
  • Family (wife, parents, in-laws, children, grandparents, pet(?))
  • Friends (enemies, long lost, bonding, conversation)
  • Sports (Baseball, Football, Pro, College, HS, Little League)
  • Business (Money, Industry, Careers, Development, Economics)
  • Antiques (Furniture, Barn, Hand-made knives, tools, crockery, marbles)
  • Books (First edition, collectibles, fiction, mystery, gambling)
  • The Ocean (Ships, Whaling, Models, Fishing Industry, sailing)
  • Philosophy (Scientific Theory, Mathematics, Ethics, Ontology)
  • Psychology (Human behavior, habits, trends, Psychopharmacology)
  • Now, what haps if I compound items, state one from each of the two lists. Lets take "sell" from the listing of things I love to do, and Ships from the listing of things I love. Are the combination a job? Sell ships? The first thing that come ups to mind is an mental image of a mammoth trans-oceanic oil tanker. Well, some company built it for another company that usages it, which intends someone, somehow sold this tanker, but I can't conceive of me anywhere in that process. I'll assure you this, there is a adult male or a adult female who brought the user and the detergent builder together, and no substance what the statute title of that individual is, the ship was sold.

    Think instead of ships, the vessels, a littler version. Think of a transport model, then utilize another love of mine "hand-made" and add it to ship, and we've now created a job: merchandising manus made ship models. This is much closer to home; not only make I have 2 manus made theoretical account seafaring ships, I also cognize who made them. I talk with him on the phone; I cognize a supplier. I also cognize buyers; I've met them at shows, chatted with them on websites, and talked with them on the phone.

    I'm backs away from creating a occupation that is something I already love to do, sell. Not only that, I already cognize the merchandise upside-down, and inside-out because it's a avocation of mine. I cognize the highly sought after craftsmen, and the craftsmen who are relatively unknown, but desire to be represented to the collectors.

    I can talk passionately and knowledgeably to both purchasers and sellers. I cognize the market. I cognize aggregators who would love to begin edifice a aggregation of American Limiter ships, but don't desire to pass a fortune. On the other hand, I cognize aggregators who are looking for specific theoretical accounts from specific times. Some people desire the Titanic, others the Steffi Graf Spee...merchant and military, canvas or steam, highly elaborate museum quality or simply manus made, perhaps primative. Some cod just hulls; some shapers specialise in repairing damaged models.

    I've got it!!! I'll name 5 craftsmen who are stuck with a theoretical account that person didn't end-up taking, then either name aggregators or print a listing of available models. I can either purchase them myself, and sell them at a mark-up (oh! I won't purchase anything until I've got at least 3 interested collectors), or I'll name the maker, state him I've sold his model, and that I'll give him the marketer for a 20% commish. He'll be happy to make it--he unloads stock list and raises the terms of his ships.

    Maybe I'll construct a web-site. I'll purchase what I cognize is a good value, set the images up and see if anyone comes. If not, I'll seek calling or displaying in a show, or giving them to a store to expose and do a cargo trade with the owner.

    Look back at my list. Remember, it's mine; your's would be very different, but just as utile to you as mine is to me. See that I could add other points from either listing to this idea.

    Back when I was working, one of my duties was hiring people new to finance. I was often lucky adequate to happen people who loved the markets, had demonstrated a great path record screening a good work ethic, and loved to dispute themselves. These hires were called trophy HIRES. As I recall, almost all of those hires became highly successful at a peculiar job, often making themselves affluent in a relatively short clip period of time. Of this group, I loved handing them their payroll checks which were often bigger than mine. I kept in mind, and reminded them that I didn't pay them a dime, they paid themselves; I just handed them their checks.


    The ground you should make this is that you may be abled to gain a certain amount of money without forfeiting your benefits!!! check YOUR plan documents CAREFULLY! call YOUR plan administrator AND ASK! get THE answer IN WRITING!

    If you can gain a few bucks, and have got a few good hours a day, then do the lists. Be scrupulously honorable with yourself; the listing is yours, you don't have got to share it with anyone. You may happen that those few hours a twenty-four hours are great. You'll look forward to doing the lone a occupation you ever loved, because you created it. IF YOU need HELP, ASK! Drop me a line, I'll assist you in any manner I can. Writing this blog is great for me. Supreme Being bless you (and happen something that's great for you), Colin

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