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Old 09-08-2019, 11:45 PM   #21
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If I never work another day, financially, I'f be fine........but emotionally, it's a different story.

I enjoy what I do, if I ever get to the point that I no longer enjoy it, I'll retire. Not sure how that would work out though.......lol.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:54 AM   #22
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If I never work another day, financially, I'f be fine........but emotionally, it's a different story.

I enjoy what I do, if I ever get to the point that I no longer enjoy it, I'll retire. Not sure how that would work out though.......lol.
My wife and I were having a discussion about this, and this is the conclusion we both came to as to why I can only get my business so far. I love what I do too much to get out of the field and run a "Proper" organization.

But.... I think that just means I need to hire the right individual to run it for me!
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:05 PM   #23
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Wallet sized pictures of Ben Franklin are all I need for motivation
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:30 AM   #24
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I’ve been struggling with motivation lately, times are tough and I can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. I like to think acknowledging this is a step in the right direction yet I’m not sure when and where this lack of motivation manifested.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:26 AM   #25
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I’ve been struggling with motivation lately, times are tough and I can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. I like to think acknowledging this is a step in the right direction yet I’m not sure when and where this lack of motivation manifested.
hi Sparky
there are always light at the end of the tunnel - actually there are one light at each side You just need to have a look around the corner every one on this form were there at some stage (normally when things get tough in the business and i assure you it goes up and down the whole time so brace yourself - sorry this is not helping)
the main thing is to get up and work, the best way to get out of slump (or go the other way start drinking A LOT - see there are 2 lights )

i will send you a friend invite maybe this will help
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:03 PM   #26
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My motivation is to quit ASAP.

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How do you stay motivated?
It is difficult to stay motivated when corona apocalypse is in full bloom.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:49 AM   #28
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If I never work another day, financially, I'f be fine........but emotionally, it's a different story.

I enjoy what I do, if I ever get to the point that I no longer enjoy it, I'll retire. Not sure how that would work out though.......lol.
If I could afford to retire today I would.

I hate getting up early.
I'm only scared of the dark, heights, and hard work.
Tools make my hands burn like Holy Water on a vampire.
Thinking hurts my head.
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If I could afford to retire today I would.

I hate getting up early.
I'm only scared of the dark, heights, and hard work.
Tools make my hands burn like Holy Water on a vampire.
Thinking hurts my head.


How do you get out there and face the world daily?

Or have you been sheltered in place before it was a thing?
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How do you get out there and face the world daily?

Or have you been sheltered in place before it was a thing?
I face every day with a smile. Don't tell anyone, but some people, myself included would never call me an electrician.

One of my heroes told me decades ago that there is no job a good test guy can't do with a cup of coffee in one hand a cigarette in the other. I don't smoke so I just keep one hand in my pocket.
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I owe, I owe, so it's off to work I go!
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My usual method is white wire on the left side, black wire on the right side. I can always find someone willing to flip the breaker on for me. They always seem to leave it on longer than two seconds though, no matter how hard they promise not to.
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This is the first job I have ever had that has not motivated me to find a different job.

Motivation is especially hard working by yourself. I usually procrastinate till there is some sort of pressure to get the job done or I find something more interesting to do for the day. That is the nice thing about always having something that needs done.
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It's motivating being around people who have passion and have drive. Being around people who just come to work to get a paycheck, being around this will turn you into the same potato. Try your best to work your way into a position that is around someone who is motivating to be around. Someone that you can talk to about electrical theory and they will be willing and wanting to discuss these topics with you. Someone that works hard and can push you to be at that same level. Idk, you gotta be around someone with passion in this trade if you are feeling super down and unmotivated. That is how you flip the script. If you can't find this in your current company, or you find yourself doing the same ole repetitive stuff all the time. Talk to your boss, if he can't change it where you are doing new stuff all the time and learning. I'd leave... I work on the "construction" side of a service company and it's always something new all the time. It's motivating and I learn a lot. If all I did was change lamps and ballasts all day or dig or bend pipe and pull wire for months on end, then yeah I'd be sitting in your shoes. These are two big things that keep me motivated. You're already doing the right thing by seeking the help, that's huge. Wish you the best.
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