Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Did I miss something?

Do you ever feel like your not accomplishing everything your meant to/should be?

I do not want this post to come across as though I have no ideas or commitment in my current line of work or career, because I love my Photography and excel at talking to people and making new connections. Recently though, I have been experiencing doubt as to what I should be concentrating on!
I can not help thinking I missed something, a vital piece of career advice when I was younger, without this information I would be doomed to doubt for the rest of my life!
I decided to take a proactive approach instead of thinking the worst, first I started listing my skills:


  • Photography
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Social media
  • Lead generation (closely related to communication)

.........

I get to about here on my list then stop, I have never been able to add 'blowing my own trumpet' to this list before and am still unable today! I am 38 years old, currently concentrating on my Photography business and growing a Lead generation consultation path in my spare time. So why am i feeling like I should be doing something else? I then listed what I would love to do:


  • Radio presenter (Interviews and interesting articles. An example of my love of broadcasting can be found below)


  • Writer
  • Lecturer (On what I have no idea!)
  • Councillor (The relate kind, not the MP kind!)
  • Social worker
Looking at what I have done in my life, it has all been service related; offering or providing support or help to people. I love to be useful, a real help. I am happiest when giving something back.
I have people within my social media connections who I know would shout "stop moaning and get on with your life!", I would agree with that statement. Things is, I do not have the luxury of time on my side to 'try out' which path suits me! I just need to jump in and swim...

I would love to hear from people who are doing what they love, maybe I could come and interview you?



Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Why do we reward those who choose not to work?

During my last year of school, it was becoming clear that things were quite easy. If we (kids, teens etc) wanted anything then usually we would only have to ask for it (ok, some didn't even ask they just took!) and parents would oblige willingly. This wasn't always the case, sometimes a firm NO would be received instead.
As I've grown up, that ingrained method of 'getting what I wanted' became less appealing as it was obviously not sustainable. It became obvious I needed to work for my money and save for the things I wanted.
It seems to me as this methodology has gained pace. Are we living in a generation who think they are owed a living? Do they genuinely believe they deserve their £xx amount every week deposited into the bank?
I met a man today, he is 26 years old. He has NEVER had a paid job in his life! He believes that its his right to choose to only do occasional charity shop work, to live in a flat paid for by others, to have the means to kit it out with a TV in every room and a top of the range computer! Why should he spend 40+ hours a week working and be worse off, 'it's madness' he says. However much it pains me, I have to agree with some of his opinions. Why do we live in a society that rewards people who blatantly live off others sweat?

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Saying goodbye to Posterous!

I am sure you are aware, Posterous is due to close down on the 30th April 2013 less than a year since being acquired by Twitter!

I was a little annoyed at this decision, primarily because it is (was) a great blogging platform that did everything I required and possibly much more.

 

With this date approaching fast, it was time to look around for an alternative platform to use. Luckily for me, I have always auto-posted my blog to another platform for backup reasons: Blogger (by Google) has been my second choice platform since I began blogging. Now it looks like Blogger will become my blog of choice!

There are lots of posts available to help anyone with the transfer process, just search for them!

 

 

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