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Eureka: The pseudo-science of goal setting and dreaming Eureka: The pseudo-science of goal setting and dreaming
by Akli Hadid
2018-05-26 08:21:07
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Kids and adults can be very creative when they come up to me and tell me what they want or what their dreams are. Now to quote the Forrest Gump movie “life's like a box of  chocolates, you never know which one you're going to get!” But the idea is to know what's in the box of chocolates. A lot of books and lectures have kind of wasted my time telling me that I need SMART goals and that I need to work on my goals on a daily basis. But if you have dreams or goals, a lot of times they need financial viability. So here's a table to sum up the different types of financial and organizational needs your dreams will have.

 

Paid by the week, month or year

Paid by the task

Paid by the hour or day

Paid by unit sold

Paid by some form of dividents

No need of certification or diploma and no selection process

Construction worker, factory worker, shop clerck, sales clerck, waiter etc.

Plumber, electrician, gardener, anything that involves fixing

Freelance waiter, caterer, work involving inventory etc.

Door-to-door salesman, writing books, some shop and sales clercks etc.

Youtuber, stock market investor, etc.

Certification or diploma needed and no selection process

Teacher, chef, in some cases doctors and lawyers for some specialities etc.

Translator, interpreter, freelance journalist, freelance chef, any kind of intellectual freelance work

Temporary work, including substitute teacher or temporary accountant

Stock broker, medical equipment salesman, some specialized production lines

Specialized stock brokers and investors, some CEOs and professionals

No need certification and diploma and easy selection process

Hotel receptionists, working at larger retail or hotel chains, working at some of the larger factories

Freelance worker for larger chains

Freelance worker for larger chains

Sales representative for larger units

Larger stock firms, some freelance writing gigs

Need certification and diploma but easy selection process

Bank clerck, Post office clerck, Nurse, some types of doctors, some types of lawyers etc.

Freelance worker for larger chains

Freelance worker for larger chains

Sales representative or professional at larger units

Larger stock firms, larger companies, some freelance writing gigs

No need of certification and diploma and tough selection process

Large companies

Freelance work for larger companies

Freelance work for larger companies

Sales rep. For larger companies

A-list actor or actress, A-list singer, the entertainment industry, investments for larger firms

Need certification and diploma and tough selection process

Large companies, hospitals etc.

Freelance work for larger companies

Freelance work for larger companies

Sales rep. For larger companies

CEOs of larger firms, investments for larger firms

So let me break this table down for you a little bit. You can either have diplomas or certifications or you don't. You can either have funds or you don't. And you can either go to professions where there's an easy selection process or a difficult selection process.

drea0001_400To become a writer, youtuber, actor or singer, you don't need diplomas or certifications, you often don't need funds to get started and there is no selection process to get started. That's what makes such career choices attractive, although the problem is such jobs pay dividends on sales, that is whatever you sell, you will receive a portion of it. Sell nothing and you get nothing.

In the past, to teach English in China or South Korea, all you needed was a white face. You needed no certifications or diplomas, no funds and there was no selection process. Now the selection process is tough, you need all kinds of diplomas and certifications, and you need funds as the job no longer provides free housing and transportation as it once did.

For most jobs, you will either need a diploma, a certification of some kind, experience, funds and will have to break through the selection process. What kind of selection process are you comfortable with? What kind of studies are you comfortable with? What kind of funds do you have at your disposal? These are the main questions you want to ask yourself. Once you've figured out if you have the funds, have what it takes to break into the selection process, have the diplomas and certifications, you can probably make it.


     
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