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JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS: “I am getting by, but how do I get ahead?”

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This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). In this episode we are exploring the specific topic of, “I am getting by, but how do I get ahead?”

Same stuff, different day. Another day, another dollar. Time to make the donuts. How do we surpass our goals when our dreams seem further from reality each day? Life becomes a Merry-go-round of repeating the same thing day in and day out. How it is possible to get ahead? 

First, we will explore what it means to “get by” versus what it means to “get ahead.” We will address whether it is required that we “think ahead” to “get ahead” and if so, what that means. How does a parent, a person without a college degree, a person with responsibilities…ever make the changes in their life necessary to make everyday an exciting adventure? Is it even possible? What if a person has already reached the peak of their profession? Do they simply give up any new chapters in life and live in the past? 

Is “getting by” an accomplishment compared to those who “fall behind” and are not even able to maintain their status quo? Let’s discuss!

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