If you feel like the statement above is true for you, I want to encourage you to water your seed of hope. WAIT WAIT, I'm not encouraging hope in some airy fairy mystical way but as the means to take more power action steps. When you are stuck in the mud you can't just stroll out of the mud you have to explode out of the rut. **Hope /hōp/
Hope can ensure your very next tiny step is successful and thus give you a path toward a new direction. I know you may be in a dark place and maybe 2020 hasn't been your best year, but don't give up. Try this Step 1- Identify a problem you are facing right now. Next think of one action step you can take right now to help "start" to chop down this problem tree. Think of one thing to take action on to put a dent in the problem tree that is shading your view of the bright future. Think about one action step that will no doubt help, remembering it takes many swings to chop a tree down. After you have determined the small action step to take TODAY. Convince yourself it will help a little to solve your problem, just a little. Also convince yourself this action is worth your time. Stay on this step until you have succeeded in convincing yourself. (this could take some time)
After and never before you have achieved step 1 take the action without distraction and with full attention and focus, Step 2. Try to make this an impeccable action step, flawless in how you went about it. Know it is not so much what you do, but how you do it that will make this action successful. If you have completed step 1 and 2 repeat these steps tomorrow.
It is possible your inner vision is overwhelmed with your situation and you can't see outside the circumstance, so If you have no clue what action to take right now, Please use the comments to ask the community "what action would help me in this situation", then decide if some response works for you.
I am pregnant and currently working part time somewhere I really enjoy, however I am at the end of my pregnancy and I am running out of time and money. I've been looking for work at home opportunities for over a year now and nothing. All I need is a part-time gig, but I will put my all into it, baby and all. I am having some serious issues now and the extra income is needed sorely. I have a Bachelors of Science in Social Science. I was in the military. currently work for a non profit, and excellent sales experience. Please, I have 3 other children. I need help...sorry..
I commute 55 miles to and from work everyday which translates to about 75 mins each way; on a good day. Over the years, the roughly two plus hour commute and time spent in a sedentary position in front of the computer all day at work have taken tremendous toll on my health and home life. I’ve put on 20lbs, develop hypertension symptoms, and depression. I’ve tied every kind of diet and exercise plan available to help me get my weight under control with no success. My last visit to the doctor ended with a new prescription med to control my cholesterol. I’m always too exhausted or stressed to play with my 2 year old daughter when I get home and on the weekends.
When it rains, it pours, but I would appreciate feedback because I'm worried that I'm going to be let go from my new position. Let me explain:
My teenage son was scheduled for oral surgery (wisdom teeth extraction) this morning at 9 AM (Tuesday). I made arrangements with my manager that I would work remotely today. Last night, my car (our only car) suddenly broke down on the way home. Suddenly we had no transportation and we had to be at the dental office. No cancellation.
So, while we had the car towed to our house, we had to use Uber to get to the dental office. Cheaper than a taxi and a good experience. We got home around noon, put woozy son to bed, got the car towed to the dealership, got a rental car and came home. All the while, I am working as much as I can from my laptop.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), my wife absolutely has to be at a medical appointment in another town. Our son is sleeping away, looking like a chipmunk with swollen cheeks. I thought about taking the bus into work at the butt-crack of dawn and having my wife drive the rental to her appointment. BUT....she's not familiar with the new car and I just know that by taking the bus home, I will never make it in time to return the rental car and pick up my repaired car. It's just not going to happen.
So I emailed my manager and wrote that I have to work remotely again tomorrow. I sent him an email earlier saying that that might be a possibility but I would keep him updated. I haven't heard back from him. I'm worried that he'll think I'm too unreliable or something. But when you're a one car household and the car suffers a major issue (it's a $1000 repair), things happen.
I have applied for every job that I know of in Dickson and within a 25 mile radius. If I don't get a job soon I will have to make the decision to relocate to a better area where there are more jobs available. I don't know what else to do. I net work with goodwill and I am online everyday checking out any jobs I may have passed up. I spend 4-6 hours sometimes more a day doing applications and assessments.
After searching for a job for months, I gave up and took a job outside of my field. Surprisingly, I actually like working in manufacturing, but one of my coworkers loves to start trouble. He has been there since he was 20 years old and whenever threatened by someone's work ethic. He will cause chaos. Sadly, they will believe him over everyone. What's bad is I have become his main target due to our management showing recognition for my work ethic. I'm afraid I am back into corner and I have no defense! Help!
I have an interview coming this Wednesday for a job. I am a 25 year old kid who is currently living with his parents. I have to tell you It is getting very frustrating living with them. Constantly asking me the same questions "what do you want to do with your life" "always stating that I am lazy or that I should be applying for a career instead of a job, your waisting your time, ect like they think I like staying home and not do anything with my life.
My parents just don't get that it is very hard find work for anybody today. And I've applied to over 50+ places. But they choose to ignore that. I've told them that my career will be in the AirForce but I have to
-lose 20 pounds to meet the physical requirements
-catch up on my math and science skills so that I may get a good job at the AirForce.
-have something recent on my resume to present to the AirForce.
Sigh. I don't know what I am going to do if I don't get this job. The interview will be using something called the STAR method.
Sorry for the rant.