Archive for April, 2016

Should you quit your job? Did you quit yet? Why should you stay?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Every day at work is probably the worst day of your life. A boring, tiring, and stressful life that constantly draining your energy the whole day.

Think of yourself as a sponge, full of water, carrying the water at a certain point, and then left alone drained and dry after a day’s work. Then suddenly you tell yourself. You’ll quit your job. The question is, are you really ready to quit your job.

You’ve heard success stories of people that became successful after quitting; but the question again is; do you have the same conviction and perseverance as they have and willing to risk it all?

If not, I suggest you keep your job. Why? Here’s the reason why.

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What makes you hate your job?

Normally it is about your boss. You heard me right. Your boss is often the trigger to your problem and your frustration. It doesn’t matter if he or she the CEO, the Manager, the Captain, or the Officer on the ship, but still they are the trigger to your problems and frustrations. The deciding factor whether you like your job or not are your bosses.

Another trigger to your daily frustration is the salary. A lot can be attributed to this reason

  • You think that you are underpaid.
  • Your talent is not recognized (they pay you less than your expertise)
  • You feel cheated because they are using you and not paying you rightfully.

In the first place you signed the contract so it means you agreed to the terms that it contains including the amount of your salary. But still you like to complain. It is the easiest way to release your frustration.

One other factor is your working environment. You like the job because you like the people you are working with. Whenever there are new people who arrived and changed the previous group of people you’ve worked with, you feel like you don’t want to work with the new ones. You don’t even want to try. You missed your previous group right?

What makes you like your job?

The big reason why other people love their job, is that they’ve been with the company for so long (10 or more years). It is like the 2nd house for them. This makes you think twice whether you like to leave or not. Even if the pay is low, it is often the time and effort you invested that wants you to keep your job.

Admit it or not, you are just content with the money you are earning right now. You are happy with the lifestyle that you have and you consider this as your comfort zone. You can choose to have more but you’ve rather not. It is about being contented of what you have, and this my friend doesn’t actually makes you like your job, you just like the feeling that your job is rewarding you.

Another reason that people are not jumping from one job to another, is because they are not in debt. Debt is the biggest problem you need to solve first. If you have debt you will become a slave to the one that you owe money to.

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)

Debt can make your life miserable. On the other hand, people who don’t have debt have a bit more happiness to stretch. They feel freer and enjoy the benefits that life gives them. They may not have too much money, but what they have makes them happy. After all, money is not always the source of happiness in this world.

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. (Proverbs 23:4-5).

Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf. (Proverbs 11:28)

Instead of tiring yourself to be rich, better plan on how to make your life happier and simpler. It will amaze you to find joy in simple things in life. As you grow old, the once busy and bountiful life you have will start to become simpler every day. Then you’ll realize that what you are reading right now makes sense in your life.

How can you keep your job?

Before you even think of leaving your job, you better think that almost everybody everyday are thinking the same thing too. Now who among those people would leave and who will stay is the shifting of balance in the industry you belong. Here’s an example: If 10 companies of a certain industry, has 10 unhappy employees, which decides to quit their job at the same time and just transfer to another.

Then the employee will apply to another company which the previous employee left. They will just rotate in one big cycle of transfer and hiring. It is a never ending quit and job application which applies as a job cycle in the same industry, with the same set of companies. Then after a few years you will see your previous employee applying for a job in the company that they leave before.

The point is, before you even tire yourself in the process, ask yourself if it is really necessary for you to quit. What are the 2 or 3 main reasons why you should quit? If you list it down, you will identify the reasons then ask yourself, is there a chance that I will encounter the same frustration in the company that I will apply to. Remember that there is no perfect company; there is always something to complain about a company.

How is the economy?

Another factor to consider is the economy, it is never better right? It is always the same and inflation keeps getting higher and higher. Why not use this to your advantage and start writing goals, and plan your finances for the next five years. Plans create Goals, which you can follow and reminds you of what you need to do from now until the next few years so will not get into debt and stay happy with your job.

There is always a time for everything and if you think that it is not the right time to quit your job, and then keep it. Maybe it’s time to be a minimalist, live in a tiny house, or even live a frugal life, but still you have a goal to follow so that you will succeed in the end.

Finally, if you really want to quit your job, you must line up a list of optional job or replacement income before deciding to leave your source of income. It is unwise to just leave a job and no plan of what to do next. Even worse, not even have an emergency fund to support your unemployment days. So make a financial check and write your plan right now.

Now to you.

Finding the reason to quit is easier than finding the reason to stay. In fact it is easier to quit a job than to find one.

Before even deciding to quit your job ask yourself the reasons why you should quit, list it down and read it over. Now write down the reasons what you like about your current job and compare it with the reasons why you hate it.

Now decide if you want to stay or leave. If you decide to stay, keep yourself motivated and plan your next step for the next 5 years. Create goals and make sure to achieve those goals.

What about you? How about sharing your thoughts in this article and write it in the comment below. We like to hear from you.

Why Do You Need To Start Investing To Yourself Today

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

You always think of success but you forget the most important requirements, you must invest in yourself.

It can mean enhancing your talent or spending time learning new things related to your work. When you do this, you accomplished another leap in your career and personality.

But how do you invest in yourself? It takes a lot of time learning and teaching new stuff, but there’s no other way but to ask, read, and apply new things that you’re learning each day. Anything that excites you makes learning fun.

Off course time is also involve. The more you spend time learning new stuff, the more you loose on other matters. But think of the good effect in the long term. It will give you a better chance of achieving a major leap in your career and the reward can be more than you expected.

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1. Do you really need to learn new things?

Certainly! Every day is a learning day for you. Learn new things and explore new ideas. Ask yourself every time, what you can benefit from learning the skills that you see fit for you.

Or, you can master your current skills. Improve the parts that you think needs improving. This makes you more confident and helps you achieve a lot in life.

2. Can I just ask someone if I want to learn more, rather than doing it on my own?

It is better that you ask someone or look for a mentor. It lessens your time researching what you want to know and it gives you ideas that you don’t read on books or elsewhere.

You learn a lot from the experience of others, and this information is validated information, because it is tested and they already know what they’ll tell you to do and not to do.

3. How about books, does it still matter if I read it?

Read books as often as you can. Great people write books. And the advices you can read are timeless.

Now back it up with the actual input from your mentor then you have a recipe for success. The web is a good source of information. Spend at least an hour a day reading as much information every day, and most importantly apply what you have read.

4. What can I do to inspire myself if the time comes that I got bored?

Imagine yourself living a different life than what you have now. Imagine a better life, the one you dreamed about. It is achievable if you are willing to sweat it out and strive to achieve your goals.

If you want to inspire yourself every day cut out pictures of whatever your goal is. It can be a car, a new house, a vacation trip, etc. This help you visualize your goal and inspire you to push forward to achieve it.

5. But what if times really come that I feel depressed in achieving my goals?

Never think a single thought of negative vibes in your head. Only think of positive results, it makes your life better and your outlook in life more productive.

Positive thoughts radiates in your action and the way you communicate with others. The same with negativity, it is better to be positive in every aspect of your life than being negative.

6. In case I already achieve my goal, will I stop from investing on myself?

No. You never stop even if you are at the top. It must be an ongoing process.

You can always start learning different stuffs not related to your career. For example, if you are curious of being a painter, learn to be one. If you have an old film camera in your box, why not learn film photography.

Make your life interesting by learning plenty every day. Add spice to your life and enjoy it with your family.

The most important part of it all, don’t forget to put your feet on the ground. As you invest in yourself, you acquire knowledge at a fast pace, but don’t let the curse of knowledge creep in your mind and think that you are superior to others.

Learn to share what you know and share to the poor what you can give to them. This gives you purpose in your career and in your life.

Remember to invest in yourself always, because it is not only you who will benefit from it, also the people that surrounds you. Time is precious so spend it wisely.

The time that passed is already deducted to your age and cannot be redeemed. Now it’s up to you, what can you add to this article?