Going To Another Country

Written by Jos van Doorn

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Be happy in that other country. Don't makerepparttar same mistakes you made in your own country. In that other country you know how to avoid them.

This guy went to another country. And he's doing very well. He's doing even better than in his own country. Much better.

I was living in Holland. I had a job I didn't like. I didn't really make big money. I was looking for another job.

I know a lot about AutoCAD. I'm very good at programming in AutoLISP. I was looking for a job where I could use that talent.

But in Holland I couldn't find such a job. Maybe I was looking hard enough. Maybe I should have been more aggressive in my job search.

Anyway. I had enough of Holland. I stepped on the4 plane and I flew torepparttar 101940 Far East. I was in Indonesia, in Thailand, and now I'm in Malaysia.

I live in Kuala Lumpur. I married a very sweet lady. I Bought an apartment here. I bought a new car. I've got a job as an AutoLISP programmer.

Now my life is much better then my life as it was in Holland. Now I do what I always wanted to do. Now I haverepparttar 101941 job I like to have.

Sure. The pay here is much lower than in Holland. Here I get maybe a third of what I would get in Holland. But who cares.

It's all about what you can do withrepparttar 101942 money you get. That's a lot more than in Holland withrepparttar 101943 money I get there.

In Holland how much interest do you pay on a mortgage? Is it eight percent? Is it even more? Here you only pay an interest of four percent.

I bought a car. I payrepparttar 101944 car in installments. How much interest do you think I pay? You think 15%? Or more? No. Here you only pay 4.25%.

And thenrepparttar 101945 price of a car here. I bought a new car for less than $ 14,000. The same car would cost at least $ 30,000 in Holland.

OK. I must be honest. There is a disadvantage to working in Malaysia. In Holland they talk about working 36 hours a week.

Here they are working five and a half days a week. Here they work 45 hours a week. But if you likerepparttar 101946 job you're doing then that's no big deal.

Yes sir. Go to another country if you don't likerepparttar 101947 way things are in your own country. Look around and find a place to stay.

As I went to South East Asia I wasn't thinking of going to Malaysia. I was only thinking of going to a developing country.

In a developing country you can do a lot with your money fromrepparttar 101948 West. But then you also want to make a living there.

I looked around and decided for Malaysia. Malaysia isrepparttar 101949 best country around here. And I started working with AutoCAD.

I think I came torepparttar 101950 right country. Here they don't know too much about AutoCAD. So I can do a lot for companies here.

I think you can dorepparttar 101951 same. Step on a plane and fly away to another country if you don't like your own country no more.

Have a talent and use that talent. Start working with your talent and then find a job. Make plans and get started. Get a better life.

Jos van Doorn is an AutoCAD specialist, AutoLISP programmer and ACAD newsletter publisher. The newsletter is for people who want to learn more about AutoCAD and AutoLISP. It's FREE. To subscribe: mailto:acadnewsletter-subscribe@topica.com

Simply Your Life by Saying No

Written by Myrtis Smith

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2. Let me get back with you. This method allows you to put some distance between yourself andrepparttar requestor. Often we say Yes to a request because we feel pressure. By offering to get back withrepparttar 101939 individual at later time, you create some breathing room that makes it easier for you to say No. As a tip, if someone is pressing you for an immediate answer, then it is in your best interest to say No onrepparttar 101940 spot. Ifrepparttar 101941 situation is urgent enough that it requires an immediate answer you may want to avoid getting involved.

3. No, but I can do something else. This option is excellent if you really want to help an individual but you know your time is limited. For example, someone asks you "Can you bring homemade cookies torepparttar 101942 picnic on Saturday?" You answer: "No, but I can stop byrepparttar 101943 bakery and pick up some cookies." Seerepparttar 101944 difference?

Myrtis Smith is a career coach and the founder of Premeditated Life. At Premeditated Life, we have one focus: Your Career. We offer services to support your career goals, whether you are in transition, need help with your job search or want to improve your professional skills. For a FREE Career Assessment email: coaching@premeditatedlife.com www.premeditatedlife.com .......because life doesn't just happen!

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