Posts Tagged ‘work’

Working When You Are Not Well Still

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by

A few days ago a person treated me to some KFC and I normally don`t eat from this place.  But for the sake of politeness I ate the chicken that was bought.  Not too long after I started to feel funny and it has been lasting for a few days now.   The only conclusion that everyone came up with based on all the symptoms I experienced was that the company sold bad/spoiled food.  Fortunately I usually do eat fairly healthy and so even though it doesn’t feel like I am 100% recovered it seems like my body is fighting it off good enough for me to not be say immobilized.

This got me thinking too where for myself there is no such thing as a “sick day” where I could see many people in a more traditional setting would simply say “can’t show up.”    Essentially, me saying can’t make it will mean other people that are relying on me will be immediately affected.  So usually that isn’t an option.  I guess thinking about this too that shows semi importance why even if you are working for yourself that it’s nice to have some kind of backup for those time where it probably would be wiser for you to take some time off.

I can’t remember I time I phoned in sick too even in an employee environment.  One thing is for sure, no more KFC’s for me.

A Little Progress Each Day

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by

I had a little side project going for awhile but of course time is always an issue. As a result I have often put it aside. Not too long ago I decided to simply work on one thing a day for that project as a way to at least do something. Looking at it today, it’s almost done. To think if I would only work on it if I dedicated full days to it the thing probably would be in an idea phase still.

That kind of reminds me how people say an idea is just an idea until you do something with it. At the same time, many times just doing something is better than nothing. I find that towards the end I find time to finish it too as seeing it slowly progress is nice motivation to want to finish an item where you don’t really get to see the real results until everything is done.

I know some other methods that people use are with the help of another person to essentially nag or keep you accountable to get your side projects going. I never found this working as well for me personally as I find that I simply need to take baby steps if time is an issue. The sooner you walk the closer you get to the finish line.

A Hobby That Pays You

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by

So I ended up did trying to keep track of all the Olympic stuff today and one thing I heard that caught my attention were topics around how people train for years where for many it is like a hobby that they end up getting rewarded for financially. I was thinking how that is how many people get started in general as it is essentially a passion that just ends up being say a career.

With that in mind I always find it interesting where we are often taught that we can’t do this as you have to say study at school for specific jobs as what you enjoy doing can’t be used as a viable way to support yourself financially. I don’t know why we are taught that honestly as almost everything you can think of can be transformed into a financially rewarding career. A good story I read once was with the sport of skateboarding and how it was essentially turned into a competitive sport by a bunch of passionate people.

Even the other day I was reading this crazy story about how in Korea there is this craze of people paying others a lot of money for simply eating food in-front of a camera and interacting with people as if they were in the same dinner table. I guess essentially you just have to really enjoy what you do and that will attract others as well.

Haven’t Kept Track of The Olympics At All

Monday, February 10th, 2014 by

I know the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have been happening for awhile and at the same time I haven’t been keeping updated with it due to work. This made me wonder if this is one of those things where it is such a global event that you should force yourself to take time to keep updated as this is the type of stuff that usually comes up as conversation starts at business networking events.

I feel kind of silly not staying updated as reading some of these results it seems like Canada is doing the best with like 4 gold medals and 9 in total. One part of my mind says “get back to work” and the other says “Always keep updated.” I think in these cases I will probably find like a news feed or display a TV feed through a secondary monitor while doing work. I know a lot of people get distracted this way but I have done it before without too much issue. Almost feels like an excuse to buy a new monitor too that I have been holding off until I see a good deal……

A Story of Panhandling Making More Than Minimum Wage

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 by

A friend was telling me about this situation in her local town where there was a group of people who all of a sudden became unemployed and has since been looking for work.  They haven’t had much luck with it and as a result they decided to panhandle at a supermarket where a lot of wealthy individuals pass by.  The interesting thing was apparently they treated this like a job where people would literally rotate  every eight hours or so.  Apparently they did earn more than minimum wage as well doing this which was supposed to demonstrate how dysfunctional the current system is when it comes to things like income support.

I have often read many stories like this and even some where panhandlers get enough money to buy a car and live life like any other nine to five worker.  While this doesn’t exactly make me say want to do this, it is kind of a reminder where where in comes to earning an income going outside the traditional corporate route that most people are educated to do can sometimes be the option you may need to take.  Example, it can also be something far fetched like going onto a free classified ads site and getting what other people consider as “junk” and then reselling it to those that value it more.  That’s not exactly glamours when you think about it, but if at the end of the day it’s about making money and that generates more then it should make you think.

I know people like doctors always say that one good thing about being a doctor is that you are always learning and that it seems like you can never truly know everything.  I think generating an income is no different an that you need to think like that at times to prevent yourself from believing there is only one way to do it.