By age 30, I had grown my net worth to $1 million dollars through a combination of an excellent salary, a 50%+ saving rate, a bull market, and lots of luck. Surprisingly, my happiness wasn't higher after I tallied up my assets and found out I had become a millionaire. Rather, I was feeling miserable because I was working 60+ hours a week at a job I no longer … [Read more...]
Why Are So Many People Bad At Their Jobs?!
Is one of your coworkers driving you crazy? Perhaps a client or a vendor you're working with completely dropped the ball. Ugh! Why are so many people bad at their jobs?! Playwright Jean-Paul Sartre has a famous line in one of his plays, "Hell is other people." Ha! That quote is spot on, especially in the context of work. Too often people make things overcomplicated and … [Read more...]
Embrace This: Every Day Is The Best Day Of The Year!
A brand new year is here! And while it's always fun to celebrate at the beginning of the year, why stop there? Let's take a new spin on things and adopt the mindset that every day is the best day of the year for the entire year and beyond! Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 2023 could get quite dicey with more expected … [Read more...]
2022 Untemplater Review: Oh What A Year It’s Been!
Normally, I'm pretty happy this time of year. But, the chaos of the holidays got to me a bit more this time around than in years past. I've definitely been more stressed, frustrated, and disappointed than normal. Even my little three-year-old looked at me with curious, innocent eyes and asked in her sweet tiny voice, "Why do you keep sighing, mama?" Zing! That was a reality … [Read more...]
What To Do If You’ve Been Passed Over For A Promotion
One reason why people start hating their jobs is because they've been passed over for some less-than-deserving mortal. Others start resenting their jobs because they didn't get the raise they were expecting, despite the new hire making 20% more! Bitterness pervades, and things go downhill quickly if the situation is not addressed. So what happens when your manager … [Read more...]