9 to 5 work life balance

Why millennials are ending traditional 9 to 5 jobs?

The traditional 9 to 5 jobs would soon become a relic of the past. That’s mainly because the millennials tend to reject such job opportunities due to various reasons. A few decades back, the most widely accepted career path was a slow climb within a company. However, the experiences obtained by people have made them change during the past couple of years. As a result, they prefer to juggle several positions instead of following a steady growth.

What would the millennials do for their living after giving up traditional 9 to 5 jobs? From the recent studies, it has been identified that the number of people who engage with self-employment opportunities and freelancing has increased significantly throughout the past couple of years. In the meantime, more than 60 percent of millennials have left their workplaces. This has become a major issue for the modern world companies. In fact, they spend somewhere in between $20,000 to $25,000 to offer training for millennials If they leave after a couple of years, it would be a major loss for the company. As a result, it is the high time for the industries to think about making structural changes.

As you already know, a conventional 9 to 5 job is not much flexible. However, millennials prefer flexibility over the salary amount they receive at the end of the month. In other words, millennials tend to create a new nature of work at major companies. That’s because they have forced the companies to implement a flexible work schedule instead of the conventional hours. On the other hand, millennials do not think twice before leaving their workplaces because they have plenty of methods to make money for their living. For example, any person would be able to start freelancing with the skills that they have.

The millennials also prefer to work with a greater purpose. This generation is committed towards change and they are looking for job opportunities where they can create an impact. It can be considered as the main reason why social entrepreneurship exploded during the recent years. On the other hand, millennials always seek for meaningful connections at their workplace. In fact, they want to make their co-workers as a part of their second family.

The millennials are extremely concerned about the economy as well. They do not want to receive a paycheck at the end of the month and spend that money for their needs. They want to make important decisions in their life and they should have economic freedom in order to make those decisions. For example, if somebody wants to purchase a car, he/she would not be able to find more money per month just by working hard. However, working hard as a freelancer can make that person earn more money. This is another reason why millennials think about becoming freelancers. Most of them consider their workplace as the secondary job as a result of it.

Millionaire Mindset

Millionaire Mindset

Millionaire Mindset

Apparently there's a world of difference between 'appearing rich' and actually 'being rich,' for true wealth grows slowly. History is replete with examples galore of self-made millionaires, who made their money by being careful and prudent, and you need to possess a millionaire mindset in order to become one.

It's not necessary to be smarter than the average person to become a millionaire, but yes, you need to understand money and how to relate to it, because this is what is going to help you make more money. You can't earn more than you dream about by just sitting around waiting for something to happen, you need to have the courage to take risks and take the plunge. Move easily and confidently amongst your social peers, rub off your confidence on them and make them willing to do business with you.

The famous Warren Buffet said, “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful." Invest in a down market and get out in a 'soaring market.”

Most of those who are millionaires today were not millionaires a couple of decades ago— this is because wealth grows slowly— no one becomes rich overnight (unless you land a huge inheritance). Money needs to be invested properly and intelligently so that it multiplies itself without you having to do anything.

Contrary to common opinion, if you want to be a millionaire, you need to earn more, save more and invest more. After a while, all the 'mores' compound to make your rich and wealthy. This however, requires patience and the willingness to go ahead—come what may, even if it means going without something that you want. There will come a time in your life when you will feel secure all round and then you can enjoy the benefits of what you've made without having to 'count money before you spend it.' The right attitude to life and people and the tenacity to hold out augurs well for those who want to become millionaires.

Typically people focus on their state of finances only when they have to pay their bills or clear a debt, but the millionaire mindset is such that they study their finances, plan and make decisions accordingly. The more time you invest in planning and investing, the better the results and the better the decisions. The secret to financial independence is a greater awareness of where and how you stand financially and how to keep improving on that.

Taking a cue from financial advisors, who have built their wealth by adopting good financial tactics, is a good thing to do, because 'good financial habits' ensure that you don't lose money   but help it grow. However, the golden rule before investing is to check out your investment before getting into it any deeper. No financial decision should be taken in a huff—take time out to look at the investment, examine it from all perspectives, do some homework and then decide. Decisions taken without thinking or investing just because someone else did so, or asks you to do so, is bad financial practice. Before you part with your money, think long and hard, and if something about the investment just doesn't click, just don't invest at all. Sometimes, this may be the best thing that could happen.

In addition to planning and investing properly, you need to protect yourself from lawsuits and unnecessary taxes—invest in a lawyer who knows his way about in whatever you are investing in and ensure that your wealth remains yours, come what may. Insure yourself against all risks so that your finances remain intact. After all no one can predict what will happen and when, so insurance is a safeguard against being caught 'off guard.'

Harvesting money is a challenge so do everything in your power to make your money work for you. Keep an eye on your wealth and watch what happens to it—never let others do this for you—it's your money after all. Save more and you automatically earn more, but at the same time ensure that you get the 'best value' for everything.

In short, always be in control of your finances and never let them control you, be bold and focused and don't allow your money to drift around aimlessly. Adopt good money practices and boost your net worth. Know what you have and use it wisely, remain informed and be positioned to make good decisions.

Concentrate on what you want, make that your single goal, monetize your talents and never stop learning. Billionaire Warren Buffet estimates that he read at least 100 books on investing before he reached his twenties and that should be your aim too.

As Stephen Richards said, “No matter how small you start, always dream big.”


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Joe Rodriguez 25 TO A HAPPY LIFE

25 To A Happy Life: My Stumbles. My Journey. My Happiness

How many jobs do Americans hold in one lifetime? The answer is 10-12. I’ve had twenty-five, and I’m only 41 years old. It took me 25 jobs to finally discover my true passion and happiness. I grew up in a small border town Calexico CA. Calexico has the worst unemployment in the US with over 25%. Another 25% of jobs taken by people from across the border in Mexico.

Living in one of the hottest places doesn't help. Over 120 degrees in the summertime. It was so hot in Calexico when I was young I tried to fry and egg on the pavement. If you love your eggs over easy Calexico is the place for YOU!!!

To be employed in Calexico was a difficult task let alone have these many jobs. All my friends would say I was the luckiest man alive, I always had a job. But what they didn’t know, I was on a mission to find my dream job. My average stay at one job was eight months. Who said finding happiness was going to be easy.

I knew deep down my future job would be related to helping people in some capacity. My heart and soul are telling me to keep searching for happiness. No matter what the consequences.

Things weren't looking good. My son had joined a gang at 13 years old. I lost my home, job and filed for bankruptcy, that's when I decided to move to another city. Born and raised in Calexico the only place I've visited away from home was Disneyland.

I found Irvine CA while searching the internet. All I knew it was one of the safest cities in California. I landed a job in Irvine, but I made one crucial mistake; I had no place to live. I slept in my car in the parking lot. I got away with it for three days until the police ask me to leave. The closest place to Irvine was my mother's apartment in Oxnard CA. That's a little over 100 miles. Do you have patience?  Try Commuting from Irvine CA to Oxnard at 5 pm rush hour California traffic.

I remember crying when I found out it took over three hours one-way driving to my mom's house. My family was back home waiting for me to get established. Finally after one month of commuting I rented an apartment. It was a two bedroom apartment for 1675.00 in Irvine Ca. My gross monthly income was $1800.00 before taxes. You do the math. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were the food of choice at the time.

My family eventually moved to Irvine. I wish I could tell you got easier, it did not. From layoffs to changing jobs and chasing my dream, I ended up homeless living in a hotel with a family of four. After I had run out of money, we stayed on a living floor of a friend's small apartment. My son who is 6’ 3" could barely fit in the 5ft sofa.  It's easy to be positive when things are great, but to be positive when things are in shambles is what makes the difference.

Maybe I should off stayed at job#2 in Calexico with an excellent retirement instead of following my passion. It wasn't fair for my family to be going through this, but I kept pursuing my dream regardless. I landed in the ER twice for stress related symptoms. After moving four more times, my family had enough.

My last stop was Corona CA, and this is where I found my passion. Not only am I helping people by volunteering but I'm chasing my dream to become a motivational speaker/coach.  I joined Toastmaster.org 6 months ago. I won 2 international speech contest, and now I'm the president of the club.

After 25 jobs opportunities are on the horizon, and I 'm so grateful to be sharing this story with you. I've been married for 22 years now and have two beautiful kids. Life couldn't be better.

One of the key things I did was changed my thinking. You change your thinking you change your life. Be patient and have faith. There's always light at the end of the tunnel even when you think it's dark.

Giving up was not an option. It only took 20 years, but it was well worth it. It made me into the person I’m now. Just keep moving forward.

“The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities."

Joe Rodriguez

Corona Ca

Email joerodriguezclx@gmail.com



Law of Attraction What is The Secret?

What is The Secret?

‘The Secret’ book, the one that claims to empower its readers with the biggest secret of the world through which they can live the life they have always dreamt of, is a huge rage and rightly so. The practitioners of the secret swear by its miraculous effects in their lives and strongly believe in its authenticity and efficacy. So what is this big secret that is helping people achieve happiness, prosperity and good health? The secret is nothing but the ‘Law of Attraction’.


The Law of Attraction is pretty simple in theory and principle; it simply states that like attracts like. According to this law, whatever is happening in one’s life at the present moment is the result of his/her past thoughts. As per this law, when a person thinks positively, he attracts positive results and when that same person thinks of negative thoughts, such as those of failure and loss, he ends up experiencing the same.

How Law of Attraction Works

According to ‘The Secret’ book, the knowledge of the law of attraction is the key to using it to one’s advantage. By knowing how the law of attraction works, one can alter one’s thought pattern and lifestyle in order to attract anything that one might desire, be it love, health, wealth or professional success. Here’s how you can use this potent law to transform your life and make all your dreams come true.

Visualize It

Whether you want to be rich or you want to have a harmonious relationship, simply close your eyes and visualize it in your mind. Visualize yourself living like a wealthy person or sharing a happy moment with your partner, depending on what it is that you want. Try to visualize as vividly as possible, with all the little details you can think of. The clearer your visualization, the better shall be the results.

Believe It

Now that you have started visualizing your dreams coming true, it’s time to believe it and believe it with all your heart and mind. Your faith and belief need to be absolutely unshakeable. Believe that you have become rich or that you have a beautiful relationship with your partner. Faith is one of the strongest forces and it shall take you even closer to your dreams; no wonder they say that faith can move mountains!

Experience It

With consistent practice of visualizing and believing your dreams coming true, you will soon start experiencing them in your real life. The world will present unexpected opportunities to you and will open new gateways that will make the biggest of your dreams come true. What would have once seemed impossible will soon seem every bit probable.

All you need to do is- Visualize, Believe and Experience!



What is Success?

Success means something different to everyone. However, it the accomplishments of finishing a goal that you have set for yourself. To have success in your life, you must first set goals and achievements that you want to reach so that you can reach them and feel that you have accomplished something in your life.

Everyone wonders what is success? however, not many people want to take control of their life to be able to accomplish the goals that they set for themselves. That is the reason a lot of people will struggle through life and not get any where, though you do not have to be one of those people who wonder all the time why thy are struggling through life and getting no where.

successHow to achieve success is solely up to you. The first way to be successful is to have a goal in life. If you do not have anything to aim for, or accomplish then you will have nothing to be successful about.

Sit down and think of all the things you want to do with your life, short term and long term, and write them down. Creating a list of your goals will give you something to look forward to. In between each goal set small goals to achieve before you hit the major goal. Each little step you take is getting you closer to your success story. As you accomplish the little goals and move your way to the bigger end goal you will feel feeling of accomplishment and you will also be answering that question of, what is success?

How to achieve success is not easy but can be done over time. Success is not a get rich quick scam that will leave you wondering what to do next. It is the accomplishment of very small things that lead you to a major life changing event. It is an action, a word of doing something that needs to be done.

Everyone can be successful in their own way because success comes in different forms and different degrees. Your level of success may not be the same as the next person, but it is still you being successful. All you need to do is put your mind to something and get to work. Follow your plan and achieve something in your life that you will be proud of in the end.