Job’s, Unemployment and America

We all complain about having to go to work. Work or having a job is necessary for the masses  to sustain a somewhat comfortable life. I too have these debates internally about working or a job. Most individual have never asked themselves, “What can I do for a living which would fulfill my life and soul with joy?”.

I have asked myself that very question and sought out that answer, except there is one problem. It’s not just one thing, or my opinions change depending on my life experience. This question is important for all of us to keep asking.

What typically occurs for most humans in America is we settle for what seems to be the easiest, like water down a hill. There is the problem directly. We get a job, putting our future and life and control in the hands of a few people. This is not a bad thing really, but there are alternatives. The alternatives depend on you method of thinking.

Once upon a time in America it was not necessary to attend college, that was then. Now being employed in the middle class requires most people to prove ones self by buying into debt with a college education, which still holds no promise of future earnings. For instance my daughter will exit college $140,000 in debt at the age of 22. WTF!

At the turn of the 19 century, a person could lean a trade as an apprentice. There one could test the waters, gain experience and perfect a craft. Your education was traded for time not dollars and time. Where can a person become a viable apprentice out of high school in today’s society.

Our primary education system is no help to steer individual in the direction of having many options for employment today. The American education was designed to prepare the immigrants from Europe and other parts of the world to have the basic qualification as modern work force. Many individuals immigrating to America had very low education and many could not do the basics of reading, writing or common math. Our education was designed to give citizens the basics, nothing more.

What is the American Dream today?

What is the American Dream today?

The dream for many early American citizens was to provide for themselves and their family. These people wanted to be their own boss. What happened to that spirit? We are trained to work for other, buy from other but not do for ourselves.  Many people use the biggest argument of having health insurance. It is an excuse for most of us. We must stop it.

We need to change our mode of thinking. We need to figure our what would bring us joy as an occupation, while serving the public and eventually employing at least 5 to 10 people.

Create a job don’t look for one. Live frugally. It has taken me years to figure this out, and now I can’t look back. I am constantly looking at the world to see how I can provide joy to the world and value in my life.

Think about a good business owner who has 3 employees. That business owner helps to feed the square root of 3 or 9 people minimally, no to mention how much positive influence the business owner spreads.

Create  more, consume less, create your own job.

Enjoy, your life

Emmitt

That is how change is carried out.

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2+ 5 =Seven Year Theory

The magic Number.

The magic Number.

The Number 7 is magical to me.

  • The first 7 years of our lives  ( 0- 7 yrs)we simply learn about our environment. And are basically free children.
  • The second period of 7 we are in the phase of gaining responsibility for our lives and learning to interact with the world.  ( 8-15 yrs)
  • The third phase of 7 we are teenagers, where we have responsibility, and begin to learn about action vs. consequences. (15-22 yrs)
  • The fourth phase of seven we are truly considered adults and are in full fledged mode to place into effect what we have learned to this point in our life, and possibly share our experiences with a partner. While having some fun. (22-29 yrs)
  • The fifth phase of 7 is where we try to get serious about things and settle into routine, wile making things stable around us. ( 29-36 yrs)
  • The sixth phase is usually where we begin to take inventory and freak out mentally just a little bit. (37-44 yrs)
  • I have not gotten past the 6th phase yet, but from what I have been told, it is where the waters of life calm for a bit, and your mind clears. Then this whole process starts over again.

This number has been in the back of my mind for some time now. I began to ponder it because of a job interview I had many years ago when I was in my 20’s. The first thing the interview guy said to me was, “Where do you see yourself in five years.”

I wish someone would ask me that now. That person would get a serious earful. The first would be, Who are you and why do you care, because 5 is the wrong number.

7 is the right number, think about it, 7 days of the week, 7 is the life cycle number,  7 days of creation ( so they say), and 7 brides for 7 brothers etc…etc.

5 is just a number that when multiplied you get a good easy multiple. I just don’t dig it really it’s too limiting.

Here is the example:

Let’s say you want to embark upon something new, like a change in career path or starting a new small business. 5 years is just too short to be successful.

So I’ll break it down.

2+5=7

To start anything from scratch requires setup, and game plan acquisition time. This is your first two years. During this period we gather our intelligence, formulate a plan of action, test the waters to make sure our plan is sound and get our feet wet in the process. The two years is critical because you have to understand what you are about to get into in the long run. Two years is not a great deal of time to use as a testing ground.  This is why I always wonder about people who choose to be  doctors, lawyers, accountants, or any occupation with a long time investment before seeing the fruits. They must invest so much time preparing,  when they get to put their skill into action it must be carried through because so much time has been invested, even if they find out that they hate it.

Two years of planning, interning, volunteering and learning all there is about what you want to do. Trust me, whatever your final goal is you will know that it is true to your soul in a short period of time.

Once the two year period is done. You will be prepared, if executed properly to hit the ground running with for the next 5 years reaping the rewards of your goal/plan. During the two years, you were able to network, figure out the in’s and out’s  require, develop your skill set, and get the correct mindset to function in your new capacity.

During the course of the 2+5=(7) years serendipity will occur to lead you to some other wonderful things you totally did not expect.

Keep an eye out for more about the 2+5= 7 key to living.

Emmitt

Liv 4 now!