Career

“I think when people say they dread going into work on Monday morning, it’s because they know they are leaving a piece of themselves at home. Why not see what happens when you challenge your employees to bring all of their talents to their job and reward them not for doing it just like everyone else, but for pushing the envelope, being adventurous, creative, and open-minded, and trying new things?” ~ Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness

 

“There’s nothing wrong with a paycheck, unless it interferes with your ability to earn what you’re worth. It usually does.” ~ T. Harv Eker

 

10 Lessons Learned From ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki

10 Lessons Learned From 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki

I think more than anything else this book served as a firm reminder that the more time you spend on your education and, in this case, your financial education, the more financially independent you’ll be able to be.  In other words, you become what you study.

One of the major topics in the book is that too many people get stuck in a rat race where they go to school to find a safe, reliable job, with a lot of benefits and promotional structure, take that type of job, save their money little by little, pay their bills and expenses first, and then spend what they have left over last, only to repeat the same cycle for the rest of their working lives… ultimately never allowing them to get ahead or become financially independent.

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“It turns out that the people who like their jobs the most are also the ones who are doing the best work, making the greatest impact, and changing the most.” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes

 

“Many people are starting to realize that they work a lot and that working on stuff they believe in (and making things happen) is much more satisfying then just getting a paycheck and waiting to get fired (or die).” ~ Seth Godin, Tribes

 

Top 25 Pursue Your Passion Quotes

Doing things that you enjoy is better than doing things you don’t enjoy… right?  And when you enjoy doing something you tend to not only do it stronger, better, faster, longer, etc., but you tend to get it done with a smile on your face (what could be better?).  So why is it that so many people choose a vocation (the activity in which you’ll be dedicating the majority of your life to) doing something they don’t enjoy?! Continue reading