Thoughts About Work

So many people i know are struggling now, being out of work, and trying to make ends meet. At the other end of the spectrum, i was just talking with Joey a few days ago. He is a carpenter, and I’ve been waiting for a month for him to come over and give me an estimate on some work i need done. He has enough business already to keep him busy until Christmas. I suggested he might want to find some help.

Well, he began to tell me a story about how hard it is to find help these days. His point of view was that it’s so easy now to “be on the dole” that no one wants to work hard. Guys will come on and work a few days and then just not show up. It’s easier to collect from the government and sit home and watch TV. And his wife is experiencing the same issues with her restaurant. She can’t seem to find people who want to do the work necessary to keep a business going.

It’s amazing to me how polarized these stories are, and all of the people really do believe that their experience is the only reality. Personally, I put myself in the “survivor” category. I’ve always been able to find work. After holding hundreds of positions, and working for small businesses, corporations, schools, the government, I have my own opinion. I don’t know how important my opinion actually is to you. Let me know in the comments section below.

What i would like to suggest is that if you are out of work, you ask yourself “how much of my time am i dedicating to making money?” Not complaining, but actually taking steps to either generate income or reduce expenses.

Brainstorming is a valuable tool to open your mind to potentially new and innovative ways to create revenue. Things like trading with neighbors or friends, barter, asking people what they could use help with.

If we can move out of ourselves and see what those around us need, it really opens up the playing field.

Let’s all take a moment to close our eyes, breathe in a sense of fullness and prosperity, and breathe out any thing that is an obstacle to that occurring.

I’d love to know your thoughts on the subject.

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