It surprises me when people talk of buying lottery tickets. They talk about winning it big and never having to work again. For me, the lottery has little appeal and here is why. Gambling has to do with luck and chance is not something that can be much controlled. I would rather be in a place where I can work for a more favorable outcome. Gambling also requires someone else to lose. In most cases, a whole lot of people need to lose. I don't want to take money away from people without…Continue
The work I am doing now is really something I enjoy. I am a customer business manager for e-commerce. The client that I work for is well-know locally. Their household and family products uplift and better lives around the world. It is a privilege to be associated with them.
My role in business services is such that I enter orders, provide data & information, and research client questions. It suits me well to use email, spreadsheets, and websites for my…Continue
Recently I was at small gathering of people to celebrate a birthday. Across the table from me was a man in our community who collects and sells scrap metal. Since I am interested in having a side gig myself, I asked him about his venture and he was quite willing to share. I learned that he drives through neighborhoods on garbage day, or the night before garbage day, to see what is out at the curb. Anything at the edge of the road is fair game. He doesn't pay for anything he takes. He looks…Continue
Back in the day, Larry Burkett would often quote from Proverbs 22:29. "Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men." The idea being that if you become really good at something, you will not labor in obscurity but you will get recognition for your work.
There is only one problem. Standing before a king, or a CEO or president, does not motivate me. This proverb would be more motivating to me if it ended with "He will prosper…Continue