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Learn the Game

Applying for a job online is like playing the computer in a fighting game for the first time.

You have to get beat down while gaining experience to make it to the next level.

…..and then there are those that cheat…..

Lies and deceit are like cheat codes.

They can only get you so far. When it’s time to face the real challenge, you can’t work the joystick because you have no knowledge of the moves.

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The Element of Surprise

There’s no fun in knowing everything…..

The excitement is in teaching…..

The fun is in learning…..

If we knew everything, everyone would be arrogant smart asses, and no one would be able to tell anyone anything.

Allowing ourselves to learn while we teach others promotes creativity, openness, and new ideas.

There is no fun in having everything…..

The excitement is in earning a living…..

The fun is in going out to get it……

If we had everything we ever wanted, it would get old all at once, we would be miserable, and have nothing worth remembering.

If we learn to appreciate what we have, we take the time to enjoy it and won’t have to live with the regret of not creating memories.

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Own It, Master It

For years, rejection had been an issue for me when I applied for jobs.

I let it get me down to a point where I wanted to give up on myself.

Before reaching my breaking point, I did what people normally do to get a better job. I went to school, got good grades, graduated, and built a better ME…..

It didn’t work and I soon felt I was reaching that breaking point again.

I thought it was me and I thought I wasn’t good enough….but none of that was or is true.

I never saw myself as a threat and I never threatened anyone’s job. I saw this as me needing more experience to go along with my education….but what wasn’t clear to me then is clear to me now:

  • I am a threat.
  • I still never threatened anyone’s job.
  • I have plenty of experience.
  • I carried duties without the title or the pay.
  • I worked extra hard to get nowhere with the companies I worked for.

So I decided to do things I said I would never do and things that I always wanted to do:

  • I started networking.
  • I started a business.
  • I started a blog.
  • I still apply for jobs and get upset, but now I tell myself it’s not me, they’re just not ready for someone like me.
  • I make it my business to keep learning.
  • I say no.
  • I give everything at least one chance.
  • I give people second chances. Not third or fourth chances.
  • I never treat anyone the way I was treated.
  • I don’t let people use me.
  • I like making mistakes because I learn from them.
  • I stopped trying to control things I cannot control.
  • I stopped putting time into people that do not want to help themselves.
  • I bite my tongue……..when I am asleep.
  • I think deeply.
  • I dream with my eyes open.
  • I pay attention to everything.
  • I follow my first mind.
  • I take no for an answer.
  • I write things down.
  • I remember who I was, I know who I’ve become, I am proud of who I am, and I love myself.

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What You Do for Yourself Reflects What You Will Do for Others

If you CAN’T, DON’T or WON’T give yourself a chance, you will never be able to give someone else a chance

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It Sucks to be Me

Ever since I moved out on my own and something didn’t go as planned, I said to myself, “It sucks to be me.”
I didn’t stop there, I just found something else interesting to learn and master rather than giving up on myself.

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