What is the reason people procrastinate? I’ve been a habitual procrastinator. When I had my first summer job at age 16, I did everything to not work. I had an inside sales job at a telecom company and I had to sell mobile contracts to clients.
A common misconception is that employers always reward good work. Unfortunately, asking for a raise isn’t as simple as, “I’ve done X and Y, so I think I deserve a raise.” When you put it like that, you will likely hear an excuse like, “there is no budget.”
More importantly, asking for a raise makes most of us feel uncomfortable. How do you even ask the question? How do you prepare? What do you do when your boss says no?
Running has truly changed my life. I never thought that because I never understood running as a form of exercise.
When physical harm is looming, our natural response is to run. It’s human nature — we either fight or flee. Most of us choose to flee— I would surely run if a wild animal would charge at me. But I also found that our fear mechanism kicks in when we face emotional challenges.
When most people are turned down for a job, they just apply for another one. You’ve prepared extensively and went through every scenario in your head. But what if you had an off day? What do you do if you are turned down for your dream job?