The other day a guy on Facebook asked a question in a group where I'm a member. He asked "What do you guys do when you're bored?" The answers that the other guys gave were all across the board: swimming, read books, go on Facebook, drink scotch, any random thing you could imagine.
I took the week off from my day job to relax, reflect, and finish my upcoming book. During this week I’ve been thinking a lot about what really motivates me and what my values are. This is something people don’t really think about, or they aren’t honest with themselves.
We all have different sources that we draw inspiration from. Some people look at athletes, movie stars, and entrepreneurs. I am inspired by countless people, both celebrities and people in my own social circle. Who doesn’t love a movie or TV show where the main character fights against all odds to defeat the villain and save the day? One of my biggest sources of inspiration as a kid was Anime.
A lot of young adults, myself included, followed the traditional career model growing up. You get good grades in high school. Then you go to college, work hard, do an internship, try to network, then graduate. After a lot of job applications and a couple years working low wage jobs, you land an entry level position in your field and everything is good. You slowly work your way up and get progressively more and more money. That’s how it’s supposed to work right?