Originally posted by syrinx2112
Sounds like you're thinking for people (you have lost faith in the individual human being and they (individual) always screws up and chooses a little
less better life??), you are telling people that this topic is useless because of what you see around you, so "you" succumb to your point... Why
"choose" to think that way?
Love what you do, master the craft and maximize your profits, just don't screw anybody over, keep it a pure transaction.
Tom loves to build homes, so he learns the craft and masters the craft and starts a home building business... Bob loves the service industry, so he
learned and mastered his craft and decided to open up a restaurant/bar.. Bob's business is doing well because he serves with a smile... Makes a
good profit. Decides to buy a house, Bob hires Tom to build Bob a house.. Tom builds the house and just WOW's Bob.. Bob happily pulls out his
checkbook and pays for Tom's wonderful service... It is a beautiful transaction and a lot of people do experience this.
And yes, if you're healthy in mind and body, then you can be whatever it is you want and love.. And don't feel guilty about maximizing your
profits. Money doesn't come with greed nor virtue. Keep the transaction pure...
Now if you become broke because of business failure - then what?
Simple... don't STAY broke.. big difference between being broke and "staying broke"..
Again a person with a healthy mind and body and they know their direction, WILL meet all their goals..
Sad news here, there is no magic pill to put fire in peoples rears. Dig people, dig deep and go get it and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
This is all well and good, but far from realistic I'm afraid...
I wanted to be a mechanic when I left school (a motorcycle mechanic to be specific) but ended up doing HGV mechanics instead. There were several
reasons for this, and after a year I resigned, also for several reasons. I went on to become a general labourer, liked the job and wanted to be a
builder but the company wouldn't train me and I couldn't afford to pay for a course myself.
While in that job I bought my own house (sounds contradictive but it's not, I didn't have much choice at the time) then I was made redundant. I
started doing factory work which paid the bills but made me unhappy. So I left and started training as an industrial pipe insulator. After a few
months I got laid off. I started working as a labourer at a soft-stripping firm earlier this year after a decent bout of joblessness and again, I got
From there I went straight into another labouring job for minimum wage (which in itself is a joke) and guess what? Last Friday a was handed my weeks
notice. So yes, as of tomorrow I will once again be laid off.
Throughout all of this, my house has become a hell hole (damp on just about every exterior wall, my back garden wall fell down, boiler is currently on
strike and the windows are as air-tight as a birdcage), my motorcycle has been off the road for 4 whole years because I haven't had the money to fix
it. Hell, there was a time I had so little money that all I had in my cupboards to eat was a tin of tuna, some salad cream and a tin of beans.
The basics I want out of life are a qualification (Builder, mechanic, working on oil rigs - I'm not too fussy) a nice home, a nice vehicle and a
family. Problem is, all these things will cost me money. Money I don't have.
So, things I enjoy. Riding motorbikes - can't, it's broken and I can't afford to fix it plus I'm no Rossi so I doubt I'll get a return on that.
I'd enjoy fixing my house up - but wait, I can't afford that either. I'd love to train as a mechanic but there are no jobs in that area, I'm too
old for an apprenticeship AND I can't afford to do a course off my own back.
Don't you see? Things cost money and most of us are barely getting enough to keep a roof over our heads. It's not for the lack of trying, it's just
that life doesn't work that way.
At the end of the day jobs are limited. You take what you can get to scrape a living. If you don't like your job then you man-up and stick it out
while keeping one eye open for something better. Put your dreams on hold, they'll still be there when things start picking up. Enjoy what you can in
life - walking on a beach won't put food on the table but it costs nothing and if you enjoy that type of thing then it can make the rest of it seem
worthwhile, even just a little bit. Who knows? Maybe you'll get there in the end.