I just recently got a new job. I stayed with the same company but moved over to a new role with more responsibilities and pay. It was time for me to move on to grow my skills, experience, and relationships. To be honest, I was getting bored at my old job and felt that I was stagnant. Even though my old job paid the bills and had me clocking out early every day, I didn’t feel passionate and energetic. I wanted something that would challenge me and push me to be better at my craft. Therefore, I reached out to a contact that I had interviewed with in the past and asked if there were any available positions. Coincidentally, he just happened to be hiring and made the process very easy for me.
Computer science isn’t for everyone and requires a very detail-oriented, logical, and organized type of mind. Most people aren’t going to become programmers. However, if you plan on working in the business world, I recommend that you take an intro-level computer science class. It will challenge your mind in a different way and help you down the road. I’m not suggesting that you go all out and major in it, but I suggest that you get your feet wet. Here is why.
Have you ever had a negative mental, physical, and emotional response to something that somebody said or to something that happened in your daily life? Perhaps someone rejected you on a date or rejected an idea you had. Perhaps someone made a seemingly harmless statement that hit a nerve in you. Why does this happen and how can we control it?
When I started my 401K, I wanted to spend the least amount of time on it as possible while ensuring that I was making responsible financial decisions. Contributions to my 401K were already automatic, so I didn’t have to think about that. The next step was to avoid having to think about what I was investing in. I didn’t want to spend any time figuring out how to allocate my money between different funds. I was already busy enough with my day job and my post-tax investment portfolio which required researching individual stocks. Therefore, I resorted to using what are known as Target Retirement Funds (TRF).
When you want something too badly and you put in a lot of work into it, it’s very easy to get frustrated if you haven’t accomplished exactly what you want. Whether it be at work, in your own business, or in your dating life, a disconnect between your current achievements and your ultimate goal can create tremendous frustration, negativity, and hopelessness.
Have you ever been around someone who is always negative? Someone who complains about everything? How do you feel around this person? Probably not so great. You probably want to avoid this person at all costs. You’re most likely less productive, less social, less creative, less committed, and less likely to do well around this person due to all the additional emotional barriers that arise.
Today will be a fun post. I’m sure everyone has witnessed some strange events at work. Previously, I had written about things that I’ve personally witnessed that you should never do at work. I was recently on a discussion forum called City-Data and stumbled upon a discussion about strange complaints at work. I thought I would share some of the weirdest complaints that I found.
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