A Life Under Debt

My life has been a fortunate life. I can count the many blessings I have had which include positive conditions in careers, social standing, creative, analytic, and technical talents. In short, I have had great jobs, known very good people, and have had the privilege of doing great things with the gifts I possess. I see more good in life than ill, and I tend to lean towards seeing the glass half full. Even with the difficulties I have faced in recent years, I know without fail that the universe God created is a wonderful place to exist.

I do not believe all difficulties, challenges, and adversities are necessary or good developments. Regardless, even if what we struggle with today undermines our present appreciation of present circumstances and realization of life’s gifts, we can apply our mind to make good out of bad. Part of the free will that God has granted us is the ability to decide how we will mentally accept our situation. A situation can be very bad, but I have learned to try to learn from such situations.

Honestly, I would rather avoid negative conditions. I would prefer to  Continue reading

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The Job First, Requirements Second

Lou Adler has written a brilliant post recently about job postings that seems particularly applicable today. He looks at the best way for advertising a position and getting the right fit for a position. His advice seems particularly sound.

He advises defining the actual job first. When setting up a new position, put less emphasis on a litany of concrete details like individual requirements for a position. On his counsel, if you define the job first, you will better frame the situation for success. It is advice that appear quite relevant to job seekers today when inquiring about a new opportunity to determine fitness.

Lou Adler may be suggesting that there are basically two ways to fill a position. Two choices exist for finding the right person. You can ask yourself two questions reflexively for a position:

  1. Do you, overall, match the job?
  2. Or, does your individual skills and experiences make you merely functional for the job but not for long-term success?

Sometimes the answer does not matter, but in terms of building a steady, reliable career, it can make all the difference in the world.

See the article, Define the Job, Before Defining the Person – A Commonsense Idea for Hiring

Another article, The 5 Traits of Wildly Successful People