Keeping up with the Joneses refers to the pretty natural desire to be at least equal in social status to the people around you. In America, that’s usually expressed by the things we have and do. In other words, keeping up with the Joneses often turns into a display of wealth. » Read more
Ever have one of those days where you get home after yet another day of rushing around and think, “There’s got to be more to life than being busy all the time”? Or maybe the reverse is true for you — you find yourself listless and bored, aimlessly looking at the TV or the internet. You’re finding something to do, but it’s not really something you’re all that interested in. » Read more
Have you ever thought about what separates the dreamers from the doers? The difference can be summed up with one word: motivation.
Consistent action, of course, is what turns dreams into reality, but you’ve got to be internally (or sometimes externally) motivated to take that action. » Read more
“Do what you love and the money will follow.”
How many times have you heard advice like that? Do you think it’s true?
People have a tendency to hear that saying and think “But no one would ever pay me to do the things I love.”
What do you enjoy?
I suppose it depends in part on what you love to do, but I’d like to point out that there are people who get paid to: ski, wave at cars, juggle, talk, do Google searches, dance, eat pizza, sell, paint, write blog posts, take things apart (and put them back together again), knock down buildings, plant flowers, make breakfast, type, say hello, etc.
Those are just things I can think of off the top of my head — I’m sure there are some more unusual occupations out there too. So chances are someone will pay you to do the things you enjoy.
It’s a matter of figuring out what you enjoy doing, and how you could get paid for doing it. Usually that involves some trial and error, brainstorming, a bunch of hard work, and some sacrifices. » Read more