“It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, if you’re reasonably intelligent, getting a job is one of the worst things you can do to support yourself. There are far better ways to make a living than selling yourself into indentured servitude.” Steve Pavlina
When I grew up (a very long time ago), the mantra from my parents was get a good education so you can get a good job and you’ll be set for life. Has anyone noticed that it’s just not that simple anymore? Yet, parents and others are still singing the same old tune.
That advice worked for me — after a fashion. I went to a great school, got a great education, and graduated in an environment when companies were falling all over themselves to hire people with my education, and consequently I got a great job. The in-state tuition for my top-ranked school was a whopping $100 a semester. Yes, you read that right — $100. Of course, that didn’t include room and board, books, and other incidental living expenses. But my point is that times have certainly changed.
Not only have the costs exploded through the roof, but the payoff is far different as well. Advanced degrees are, for the most part, a dime a dozen, in part because students getting out could not find jobs and so they “doubled down” and went deeper in debt to earn an advanced degree believing that they would then be more in demand. Problem is, everybody else did the very same thing.
I’m extremely pleased with my education. Very pleased with where it has brought me. But the real question is, would I encourage a young person today to stay in school, get a good education, and get a good job so they would be set for life? Frankly, I have to answer that hypothetical question in the negative. Statistics continue to reinforce the difficult reality that a good education, and even a good job, are not the best path to financial security. That used to work … but not anymore.
Today’s link is an article I found that makes a very cogent case for not following the conventional wisdom that is still being touted as the best path to take. The provocative title says it all — “10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job.” I encourage you to read it, and if you dare, pass it along to someone you love and care for.
BTW, yes I am aware that it was written over 5 years ago, but I also believe that time has made the author’s case even stronger that it was when he wrote it. I’d be delighted to dialogue about this with any of our readers.
God bless you!
Link of the Day
10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job
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“The truths in this course were so liberating that I have been transformed and healed.” Rob Monti
My colleague and friend, Veronica Karaman, is offering a free training teleclass called “God’s Way to an A: How to discover a higher motivation for learning and stress-free study for joy and great results” on Tuesday, November 15th, at 7 pm.
Imagine having all the motivation you need to get all of your work done on time, working wholeheartedly and loving the papers you write because your words minister to others. Your professor asks you for copies of your assignments because you are enlightening him in his work. You experience the presence of God as you learn with focus, peace, and fear-free achievement.
Your grades go through the roof, making more A’s than you ever dreamed possible. You are experiencing God’s Way to an A!
On this call Veronica will be sharing how she went from feeling so empty in her studies to an passionate adventure with God, The Great Professor, Who taught her how to ditch the world’s way of learning to enter into the high calling of the Christian student: to know and love God with her mind. Her fear turned to faith. Her inadequacy turned into confidence in God, and her striving turned into peace. Great grades simply became the result of her walk with God as she learned to approach study as worship.
If you want to be awakened to seeing learning with new eyes and experience the grace that is available for you in your studies, then this call is for you!
God’s Way to an A is about linking you up to a passionate journey with God in your studies that will
produce joy, remarkable results, and deep satisfaction in your work.
God’s Way to an A will also help you learn how receive revelation from God as you become led by the Holy Spirit in your studies.
If you’re tired of feeling like a caged-bird rather than an eagle flying high–If you are tired of overwhelm, defeat, and feeling the burden of learning rather than the joy God has designed for you to have, then sign up for the FREE teleclass on:
Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm Eastern time
Take a minute to sign-up now at: http://Godswaytoana.com
In this no-cost online class you will discover:
- How to move from stressed to blessed in your studies and stop the internal battle
- Connect your spiritual life with your academic life.
- Overcome fear, procrastination, and anxiety.
- Get revelation from God for your assignments.
- Tap into the three heart motivations that will keep you motivated all the time!
- Grow closer to God and enjoy over the top achievement as a result!
Again, take a minute to sign-up now at: http://Godswaytoana.com
I’ve been teaching a Lifestyle and Weight Management Class at a local chiropractor’s office. Our wonderful friends, Dr. Jim and Dr. Julia Trudeau, own and operate Greenbrier Family Chiropractic in Chesapeake, VA.
This week’s class is all about reading food labels. However, in preparation for the class, I realized that I needed to offer them some tips for staying thin and healthy through Thanksgiving so that they don’t derail the progress they’ve made thus far with the program.
Here are 8 simple tips.
Have a plan. As the common adage pines, failure to plan is planning to fail. Don’t just go through the day without any forethought to what you’re going to eat. Think about it ahead of time and know what you’ll be putting in your mouth (and body) and what you’ll choose to walk away from eating.
Eat the turkey. Thankfully (great word, huh?), the star of the show on this day is a wonderful, healthy, high in protein and nutrient rich food! Enjoy it! Make that the centerpiece of your meal. Picture that bird ahead of time and let your mouth water for turkey.
Take a relish tray. If you’re not the host of the meal, then by all means, be generous and take food with you. Not only can you share with other family and friends, you’ll have something healthy that you know you can eat. Fill the tray with fresh, raw veggies, various olives and pickles, and munch on those.
Provide a green salad. Most Thanksgiving feasts all but ignore lavish, green salads. Don’t do that. This could be the most healthful and helpful thing for you on the menu. The excellent source of fiber will help to make you feel fuller so that you don’t overeat and leave the table feeling like you just sabotaged all of your weight loss efforts.
Have a green veggie dish. And, NO, I don’t mean green bean casserole loaded with MSG and trans fats. Here’s an easy and yummy spinach casserole, high in protein that even picky eaters will enjoy. Feel free to decrease the grated cheese to lower calories and fat.
Enjoy fresh cranberry relish. Not the jellied, comes in a tin can kind of cranberry sauce, loaded with high-fructose, destructive, corn syrup. Here’s a recipe for a simple, raw relish. Feel free to add stevia for added sweetness instead of maple syrup.
Avoid the stuffing and the mashed potatoes. If you don’t want to leave the table feeling bloated, out of sorts, and ready for a nap, then turn the other cheek to these two, guaranteed fat-adders. Picture the stuffing on your hips and the potatoes on your belly, cause that’s where they’ll end up.
Indulge in sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful food and thankfully (there’s that word again), very plentiful at Thanksgiving time. Enjoy them baked in their jackets with butter. Or have a small helping of a yummy casserole. Here is a recipe that I developed years ago. This year I’ve tweaked it a bit. I used almond milk instead of cream in the casserole. And I used almond meal instead of flour in the topping, making it gluten and grain-free. I also used stevia in the topping instead of Sucanat.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Enjoy your day and be thankful!
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