Hugh MacLeod – The New Jobs

Hugh MacLeod - The New Jobs

“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.

Not Steve, the other Jobs. The kind that pays you. The kind the politicians promise you. The kind that have been disappearing or becoming more elusive with every passing year. While it might seem scary to think that jobs are melting away like the polar ice caps, there is indeed a silver lining. Instead of expecting our next job to be handed to us on a silver platter, we need to think about creating it.

We need to look in the mirror and see the opportunities that are in us. While the job market may be challenged, we have more opportunities than ever before to find our own freedom. It is time to look in the mirror and be the entrepreneur of yourself. It is time. Your time.

Say hello to your new CEO! Yay!”

I love Hugh MacLeod’s words and cartoons… he is spot on.

Go be yourself-eo.

The linked article bugs me though. Even though it is completely awesome and worth the read… the writer who generalizes Apple’s success to simply just creating great products doesn’t get it. I have nothing against Sassholes, but it is a theme I continue to see more often. Just because you own an iPhone and MacBook Pro doesn’t make you an Apple expert – and that includes most Apple employees.

Hugh MacLeod — Phone Call

“They say talk is cheap, but based on usage, most folks must think texting is cheaper…

Truth is we live in a world dominated by mobile phones – there are actually more phones than there are people in the U.S. – yet we barely speak to each other anymore.

Our phones have become everything but a device to speak into (unless you’re one of the iPhoners who talk to Siri).

Phone or no phone, we should talk more, don’t you think?”

What more can I say – Genius.

Hugh MacLeod – Our Potential

“What determines who we are? Is it that we settle? What is good enough? Do we find happiness? How do all of these things shape who we are?

Our “potential” is infinite. As endless as the cosmos. We are endowed with the power, ability and opportunity.

What gets in the way of our potential? Lack of drive? Lack of interest? Distractions? More likely: Not knowing what you really want.

More than ever, we live in a world where on a personal level, nearly anything is possible. We ARE the sum total of our choices, and these choices should lead us to happiness. I’ve always thought that a key to happiness is aligning what you want with what you are willing to do to get it.

We’re not talking morality, we are talking your appetite for 16 hour work days, travel, ass-kissing, office politics, screaming kids, etc. If you can live in that sweet spot of doing and getting what you want, you are living your potential.

And, your potential is all about being happy.

God Bless.”

Are you happy?

Hugh MacLeod – Be Spontaneous

“Spontaneity is one of life’s great joys. It is a way of breaking out of a daily routine that can seem like drudgery.

It is a way of being playful, bringing joy and embracing possibility. It is one of the gifts that free will offers.

Try it today. Turn right on the way home, instead of left. Do something, anything, that you haven’t tried before.

See how a little thing can make a big difference to your quality of life.
Some people have turned complaining into a science. We see that some cultures have a greater propensity to complain. Coffee’s too hot, food’s too cold, boss is a jerk, Starbucks double half caf mocha frapaccino wasn’t quite frappy enough?

We all know people who do it. It validates. It lets people vent, but is it the right thing to do? In my experience, complainers are generally hard to be around. Their complaints usually fill the narrative gaps of what they feel are flaws in their own lives.

After all, why be successful when you can sit around and complain about everyone else who is?”

100 thousand million percent agree.

Rock on!
Hydle