It wasn’t too many years ago I thought the answer to happiness was eternal beach bumming. Without responsibility, without care.. Without purpose.
I used to think constant work, whether for yourself or – especially – for someone else was modern slavery. I bought into the meme ‘your life is more than work and bills’.
I’m not so sure anymore.
Spring has officially sprung in South Korea. The cherry blossom trees are blooming, the weather is heating up – I had to turn on my A/C the other day for the first time, and the mini skirts have surfaced.
Similar to North America, wedding season is beginning to ramp up into full swing.
To Boldly go where no man has gone before..
I don’t consider myself much of a nerd. Never got into video games too deep, and I didn’t ever find comic books as too enticing. Honestly I don’t believe I’ve seen the full set of original Star Wars movies, and I’ve maybe seen one original Star Trek episode.
One could argue I am a bit of a nerd for finance, though.
Recently I came across a list of rules regarding business. The ironic part, is that they are based on a society of ultra-capitalist aliens from the fictional TV series, Star-Trek. The list is called the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. Ferengi is the name of a race of aliens or whatever they are on the show.
A lifestyle hack..
“So, you’re telling me they pay for your flights there, and back. They give you an apartment, pay you handsomely.. All for playing with some kids?”
Years ago when I was first introduced to the idea of teaching English As a Second Language [ESL], I saw it as a bit of a life hack to be honest. Live abroad, get taken care of financially, all for some minor work. It seemed too good to be true. Thinking back on this, I can’t believe it took so long for me to finally take the plunge.
I also remember thinking, despite hearing that it’s not an intensive job, I’m not a teacher. By any stretch of the imagination.
Yet years later, and no further formal education training.. Here I am.
What’s your why?..
I’ve had many sales jobs. At the beginning of any career they tell you to decide on a ‘why’. They tell you to do this because point blank they will also tell you, your job is going to fucking suck some days. A lot of days if you’re good at what you do.