A sampling of notes intended to bring an understanding to the world of work. In my efforts to search for the meaning of work life balance I became interested in making connections with other friends or colleagues who have an insatiable curiosity and a zest for life. People with fun loving attitudes and generous friends make life more worth living.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Essay II: How to solve your Economic Problems
Why write about focusing your attention, on learning to use humor, and
the need to make emotional connections? How does practical wisdom and the
proper use of humor, help with solving life’s problems? Use humor to focus your own attention and make
emotional connections with others.
When something seems wrong, it is time to reflect on your life and your
journey.So when something really seems
wrong, almost enough for loud complaining, start writing in your daily diary.
Loud complaining is frowned upon or even not allowed, especially in
libraries.All the signs say SHUSH …..Please be Quiet.So if you are in a library the best solution
is not to complain out loud, leave and travel to a place where you can complain
as much as you want.Even do a primal
scream if you think it will help.
I was in the Union College Library and the golden tongue wisdom spoke
to me through the staff.I called my
lawyer who represented me in court on a landlord – tenant disagreement.Immediately the librarian approached me and
told me I was talking too loud on the phone.I continued my conversation, and another minute went by, he approached
me again and told me to lower my voice.What was the message?It was
SHUSH … I am very annoyed and bothered by hearing your voice.Gaining perspective and having conflict and
mediation training at business school I was wise enough to apologize and agree …
my voice need to be softer.I definitely
felt embarrassed and by the way he approached me I knew I was not on dean’s
list this semester.Since I wanted to
put some of my leisure reading to good use, “Leading with Humor” in Harvard
Business Review came to mind.Using
humor to make an emotional connection with the librarian, by giving him a
tickle during the exam cram period, would have been the best solution.Was this a humorous situation or a not
The volunteer experience
So I wanted to turn my volunteer work into something more useful in an
effort to solve my economic problems.Today
I use the word useful, as I adopt a need for practical wisdom. My practical wisdom tells me that economic
problems are solved first by increasing income or simply adopting habits of
good decision making and right actions to reach economic solutions.The application of phronesis boils down to
using common sense.Time spent on
getting the right education and getting more than several practical degrees, I
finally realize that I just need people smarts and common sense.
Goal:Clear all obstacles to finding a source of income or getting a job. Priorities:All tasks are directed at meeting that goal. Take Note Any Obstacles:Best to view your new job as task leader towards project completion.Set priorities see the practical use of your
efforts and acknowledge success