Take Charge of Your Career - You Don't Have a Choice

Written by Richard Stooker

Take Charge of Your Career -- You Don't Have a Choice

by Richard Stooker

A few months ago a high school student sent me an AllExperts question which boiled down to:

Which computer career paysrepparttar most money and has repparttar 123889 most job security?

I was floored.

Job security?

Does this 16 year old kid write term papers on a typewriter? Call her friends on an AT&T Princess phone? Twirl a hula hoop? Listen to a transistor radio?

Makerepparttar 123890 most money?

Does anybody really give credence to those tables showing that in Boise IDrepparttar 123891 average programmer makes $1544 more thanrepparttar 123892 average networker?

Who cares? Do you want to be average? Is anybody average?

The truth is, although it'd be irresponsible of me to have advised her to study COBOL, she'll makerepparttar 123893 most money at whatever career she enjoys, given some reasonable demand inrepparttar 123894 marketplace.

The more she works at giving her employers her best,repparttar 123895 more money she'll make.

The more she uses her skills to solve more problems for more people -- and this can and should be some activity far beyond normal employment --repparttar 123896 more money she'll make.

Chances are, byrepparttar 123897 time she graduates from collegerepparttar 123898 highest paying computer skill will be something nobody has yet heard of.

Inrepparttar 123899 long run, she'll make as much money as she sets out to make. No more and no less.

Some computer programmers are now on welfare.

Bill Gates isrepparttar 123900 richest man inrepparttar 123901 world.

The more you *create your own job* -- whether you're formally an employee or not --repparttar 123902 more security you have.

In THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR, Thomas Stanley and William Danko comparerepparttar 123903 "security" of employment withrepparttar 123904 "insecurity" of self-employment.


Written by Arleen M. Kaptur

A child is born and everyone is delighted. They ooh and aah overrepparttar precious little one but no one seems to take notice of one important detail. This scene of seeing a newborn and admiringrepparttar 123888 handiwork of life itself has been repeated millions of times for generations.

Each child that is born hasrepparttar 123889 unique attribute of being an “angel”. Yes, there are television programs, books, magazines all dedicated to these heavenly beings. They are our helpers, our motivators, and our guides. They make us aware of some impending danger and they watch over children at night. Remember that beautiful old prayer “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”?

In essence, we are all angels to each other. But we are angels with a flaw. We are born with just one wing. As a child, I heard stories about one-winged angels but never considered myself to be one. Asrepparttar 123890 years passed, I met many of these one-winged delights, and saw this flaw in my own children. It may sound peculiar but I was grateful they were one-winged angels.

The power behind having one wing is immense and awe-inspiring. You may be privileged to knowrepparttar 123891 two-wing angels and that’s just great. I, for one, marvel atrepparttar 123892 knowledge it took to make one-wing models. If you have two wings you can fly and do whatever you want, when you want to andrepparttar 123893 ability to get a lot accomplished is wonderful. I feel a bit sorry forrepparttar 123894 two-wingers because they get to do everything by themselves. We one-wing models need each other. Oh sure, we could accomplish what we set out to do with only one wing but it would take a lot more effort and a lot more time. Considerrepparttar 123895 alternative - you have one wing, I have one wing and together we have two. We need to hold on to each other, to count on one another, and to be there forrepparttar 123896 other because we are one-wing. Whatever your personal belief in life is - marvel atrepparttar 123897 brilliance of creating beings such as these. You knew that they would be impatient to get things done, their work load would be ever increasing, and yes, their tempers would shorten withrepparttar 123898 time restraints. Sorepparttar 123899 idea came to make them believe they are self-sufficient yet by nature they will need each other. How truly marvelous!

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