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Matthew Benson
  • Male
  • Orlando, FL
  • United States

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Career Switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Amrine Oct 1, 2013. 9 Replies

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to switch into an entirely different career?  For the last eight years I have worked in food service banquet events and as a tax preparer the first few months…Continue

Organic Food Sales

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Battles Jul 17, 2012. 11 Replies

     The last year I have become interested in selling organic foods to restaurants or possibly on an individual basis.  Much of my working years have been in restaurants and in hotels.  I relate…Continue


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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I found out about Dan Miller a few years ago while listening to Dave Ramsey's program and purchased "48 Days to the Work You Love". Since that time I've read "No More Dreaded Mondays" and have listened to the weekly podcasts. I hope to find more focus in my transition to a new career and welcome any suggestions. I've developed thick skin over the years so don't hold back.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
The last five-six years I've had an interesting employment situation to say the least. I work as a shift supervisor and banquet server at the convention center. Pretty much anywhere they need me. ( I joke with management that I'll even work landscaping when the busy season slows down in May/June). Additionally, I work as a tax preparer for H&R Block and occasionally tutor students in Statistics, Algebra, and Precalculus.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
This is the tough part because my aspirations change every few months. I enjoy the subjects I studied in college 10-15 years ago(Economics, Political Science) as well as helping customers save money. It may seem like a strange mix but I believe I would enjoy investigative work, such as a claims examiner or something along those lines. I enjoy problem solving as well as interviewing people.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Finding a career that I enjoy is my focus. The last few years I've gone to the job boards but haven't had much success. Just a few interviews the last three years but none of the jobs were very interesting to me. They seemed like merely a means to pay bills. I have recent experience in film as an extra and twenty years ago in theatre. I enjoy reading, specifically books such as Dan Miller's and other personal development books as well as the supernatural.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
My strongest assets are my communication skills, both verbal and written. Some people have told me I have a very good speaking voice, both deep and concise in my delivery. I have a flexible approach towards work and do not mind unpredictability in both the days and the hours. Solving mathematical problems quickly is fairly easy for me as well.

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At 2:54pm on April 8, 2011, Brent Green said…
Welcome Matthew!
Thanks for joining our 'Pursuing Your Calling' group.....
In Him,
At 7:28am on April 7, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
Hi Matthew,

I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.

One thing I noticed on your profile is you have a very good speaking voice. That is a rare gift.

Also, I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!

Finally, if you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out these two groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place:

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
At 3:31pm on April 4, 2011, Tyson Morgan said…
Matthew - Welcome to 48 Days! I think you will find this community full of wise and helpful people.
I hope you find this community full of inspiration, knowledge and information that will help you reach your goals. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me at any time. I’d love to help.
I’d like to invite you to view and comment on my blog if you could. It’s about personal finance. It’s new and I would greatly appreciate any feedback or have some followers. Again, if I can help you out in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Again, welcome to 48 Days!
Blog: http://www.balancelifeandmoney.com
Web: http://www.smoothsailingfs.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/smoothsailingfs
Email: smoothsailingfs@comcast.net

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