Archive | September, 2011

I deserve this you know !!!!!

21 Sep

If you have ever worked at a job for any amount of time I will
guarantee you that you have heard somebody say, at least once “I have
worked for this company for blah blah blah la-di-freeking-da
years…that now I deserve a raise.” Or, you have heard the variations
or that sentiment that because they have worked at their job for a
period of time without yet managing to be fired they now have a right
to a promotion. A right to a better office. A right to everything
because they figure that by simply showing up relatively on time and
not screwing anything up so vastly that they have somehow become the
model for the entitled ideal employee. So what does the employee
deserve, and what are the rights of this person?

How about they have the right to do their job? How about they have the
right to travel to China see what hard work is all about? How about
the right of the company to make profit and stay in business so you
can support your over active spending habits? How about that you have
the right to be better than everyone and improve who you are?

I tell you most people who have worked in a company for a long time
have forgotten what its like to improve their skills and have gotten
into this thing called punch in, punch out and I am done. The sad
thing is they get pissed off when the company fires them and hires
someone cheaper. Yes it’s because you did not deserve the raise in the
first place and the only reason you even received your 3% or what
ever is simply because A) You live in Canada or some country that
gives you undeserved entitlement or B) They have grown accustomed to
giving it and you expecting it. The real winners are those who change
things, change their life prove that they are indispensable and can
not simply be changed or replaced. Quit your whining and mopping and
feeling sorry for your self. If this is the road you take then this is
the outcome you deserve. As the saying goes; You dug it, so jump in.

Having said that it’s not like some people have taken risks and tried
to change their life and just got hit with stupid bad luck. It
happens, and sometimes more than not but if we quit trying then we
fall into the routine and become complacent. If you truly hate your
job or simply not like it then quit. Find another job or better yet
stop whining about it. The easiest thing to do is to stop doing
something. Honestly no one cares and after a while you have become
boring news and not many people want to listen to you.

Change does not come to people, people go to change and they make
something of them selves.

What is the price of happiness?

16 Sep

So one night while I was trying to sleep I realized it just
wasn’t going to happen. I was thinking. I was thinking that I really
wanted to go to sleep, but mostly I was thinking that I am very happy
with life. I was also thinking about how much I really like stuff. You
see, I was watching Planet Luxury and CNBC Titans. If you haven’t seen
them, they are shows about successful people and their awesome toys.
It’s a bit like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but without that
annoying Aussie Robin Leach….and of course the equally annoying
people featured on it.

Mostly what occurred to me was how many people accomplished this with
out divorcing and how many people end up making it with out loosing
touch with their kids? How many as they say became so successful
because their wife nags the hell out of them that they need to stay in
the office to do more work? My guess: NOT MANY.

You see I like what i have. I have a beautiful supporting wife, I have
wonderful kids, lots of sisters (god yes lots of them). Even
supporting extended family some of whom I want to kill sometimes but
they come as a package. I think in Canada I can’t just shoot my
brother in law even though at times I wish I could, but that is the
same with every family. Besides, at the root of it all I love them as
a whole and take the overwhelming good with the occasional bad.

So there I am thinking that yes I like what I have. I faced the fact
that I really like the toys and screw it, I like the STUFF.

Sure there are the bills but I am happy. Nothing is perfect. I did
wanted the toys and now I like to have the toys, I wanted a big house,
now I like to have a big house. Its interesting how things change and
how people change and priorities change. I would not want to miss my
sons gigantic imagination and his talking of wanting to build a car
with fire coming out of it and floating over all obstacles. These
things are beautiful and should never be extinguished. Besides, maybe
one day he’ll actually invent a Back to the Future Marty McFly hover
board that really does all of that.

I would not want to miss my daughters soberness and wanting to play
with her kazzilon barbies, baby dolls and play house. Or even my wife telling me
that she went shopping (saved money)and supported Wal Mart and Dollarama because
their earnings are down on the TSX and they needed capital injection
to sell people STUFF they don’t really need. Miles and miles of mall
after mall.

Mostly though I thought that I don’t want to miss any of this. It
does not mean I will stop working hard or trying to improve what we
have as a family, and for sure I will always work hard to achieve and
strive to be my best.

I have wild imagination for business and turning business around to
make money but not at the cost of what i have. Yes I can do away with
fewer bills, but Yet again who can’t.