In 2010, during the Great Recession, my dad and I decided to start a business. I was still in grad school and realized I had little chance to land a good job because the economy was still recovering from the financial crisis.
As a minority, getting a job was even more difficult. I looked at the job market, the economy, and my little experience, and figured I had little chance of getting a good opportunity.
My dad was working at a major linen cleaning service, an industry that was cutting costs really fast. As a manager, he had to fire dozens of people, and my dad just didn’t see himself working for that company anymore.
You probably wouldn’t guess this since I write about personal growth and investing, but I’m mostly a pessimist by nature. I had to force myself to adopt optimism as my main view on life, but I can always feel the pull of pessimism. What does […]
What are some traits that make you successful at work? Let’s go over a few things that a lot of people who’re doing well usually do: Sacrifice the present for tomorrow: People who achieve substantial goals usually spend years getting there. An athlete who wins […]
Over the years, I’ve experienced a direct correlation between the number of options I have in life and my happiness. The more options I have for my career, the better work I can do. The more options I have for spending my free time, the […]