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Why I Didn’t Get a Job

To get a good job, you have to put in the effort

When we decided that we wanted to move, I started looking for jobs in different cities and we would move to the city that gave us the best offer.  What I found was that I wasn’t putting as much effort into job search as I should have if I wanted to get a job.  I was sending out resumes but not really following up as well as I should have.  I was updating my profiles on all the job sites but not actively participating in the communities.  Something was holding me back.  It took me some time but I realized that I was holding back because I didn’t want to get a job.

Starting a business

I have been talking and thinking about starting my own business for a while and this is the perfect opportunity.  If I get a new job in a new city I will be starting the cycle all over again.  Work extra hard to prove myself, learn the new systems and the business culture.  It will be at least a year before I can relax a little and create some free time to work on my side projects.  It will be a step backwards toward my goals and I’m not willing to take that step backward.

Have you ever been in a similar situation where you didn’t put in the full effort because you really didn’t want it?

 

About the Author Amir Lehrer

I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".

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