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Trusting Myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by GreenCorvette Jan 23. 7 Replies

Have any other men experienced a severe lack of trusting in there own selves? I am still trying to understand if I am really just lacking trust in my own self. This particularly concerns my career…Continue

Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rusty Rogers Nov 25, 2014. 9 Replies

Just started a shiny new career in the environmental sector with a great company. I dropped out of graduate school hoping to land something great; the risk payed off. I love my job. I am working with…Continue

Claritas Investment Certificate???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Jul 15, 2014. 1 Reply

I am considering registering to study and test for the Claritas Investment Certificate offered by the CFA Institute. I recently dropped out of grad school studying law and policy. I am considering…Continue

Accepting defeat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Apr 6, 2014. 24 Replies

I'm about at that pint where i accept defeat. Clearly I am not man enough to get any further with my grad program, career, or girlfriend. I'll live on the streets and die a virgin, broke, and coward.…Continue

 

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GreenCorvette replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"I have learned throughout my life that failure will happen. Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid of being indecisive. Indecisiveness will fail every time. It is OK to fail. That is how you succeed. The only reason I have succeeded in my job is…"
Jan 23
Will replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"Does trusting yourself mean trusting that your decisions are correct? I don't know.  Maybe they weren't.  If not... what will you do now?"
Nov 29, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
""Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions." -unknown Find a mentor. If you can't find someone then be one for someone else.  Alternatively, if you can't find a mentor be your…"
Nov 29, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"I suffer from that all the time, to the point of not wanting to do anything, especially when other people are concerned. Part of being an adult is making decisions and living with the consequences. If you don't make a decision, eventually…"
Nov 29, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"I think that you're feeling what we all feel when we have a big decision to make, uncertainty.  This arises because we cannot see the future so we don't know how well or how bad a certain path will end up.  To overcome this we…"
Nov 28, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"A PAB?"
Nov 28, 2014
Steven Carpenter posted a discussion

Trusting Myself

Have any other men experienced a severe lack of trusting in there own selves? I am still trying to understand if I am really just lacking trust in my own self. This particularly concerns my career and relationships.Case in Point; I am certain I should end a relationship with my girlfriend. I think its the right thing to do. But I want to be able to trust myself and right now I don't trust myself to make the right decision. Is this even something worth considering?Also, I made a decision almost…See More
Nov 28, 2014
Rusty Rogers replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"Three weeks is too short to evaluate.  Let me mirror back what you said: 1)  You have a degree in said field (assumed by the fact that you did an internship) 2) You love the environment of the office 3) You love the work you do 4) You love…"
Nov 25, 2014
Dean F. replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"It generally takes people 6-8 months to hit their stride in a new job, whether they have experience with the type of work but switched companies (have to learn new policies and procedures sucks), or they stayed at the same company but moved into a…"
Nov 25, 2014
Cthulhu's Revenge replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"I'm 26, but in the 10 years of my working life I've had a jobs as a windows/doors fitter, chef, call centres, banks, finance companies etc, but now I'm at a different 'white collar' job I love. For the first 4-6 weeks in all…"
Nov 14, 2014
Vendetta5885 replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"Hi Steven, Speaking as someone who is also in the environmental sector, it is definitely a tricky field and requires a large and long learning curve.  Its only been three weeks, so give it some time.  Just make sure you have exhausted all…"
Nov 14, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"Penelope has a great idea about getting with someone who's more senior to you but instead of just asking about the boss's attitude ask them if they can mentor and train you in your job.  There may be training materials either online…"
Nov 14, 2014
Steve Dallas replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"You sound like my wife. She is convinced she knows nothing about the industry she is in because she rates herself against people with 10 years of experience and are in positions far more senior than hers. You are 3 weeks in. Take that lack of…"
Nov 14, 2014
Native Son replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"Without getting into all sorts of speculation about the interpersonal aspects of the job, a couple of points. What do you do?  From your brief description, it sounds like a generalist analytical job. FIRST.  You're only three weeks…"
Nov 14, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"Anything worth doing is worth doing... ... ... ... poorly. Until you can learn to do it right. -Zig Ziglar"
Nov 13, 2014
Penelope replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Fresh career. Love my job. Suck at it!
"I've been in a similar situation for the last year.  I still don't know if the problem was me or my managers or some combination.  Ideas: *If there's someone more senior to you but in a similar position, casually bring up…"
Nov 13, 2014

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Nick the Clever replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Has anyone struggled with depression beforeIt
"Hey Rob, I've been depressed for as long as I can remember, probably since my junior high years. I was very smart, but I couldn't concentrate in school, so I was always in trouble with my highly academic parents and with my teachers.…"
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Daniel Rodriguez replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Am I a sexist? in the group The Great Debate
"I don't see how this can be interpreted as sexist, so no?"
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Pale Horse replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Am I a sexist? in the group The Great Debate
"Amen."
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The Eyeball Kid replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Has anyone struggled with depression beforeIt
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Steve Dallas replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Am I a sexist? in the group The Great Debate
"Yes, I'm watching Ghostbusters and drinking bourbon"
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Am I a sexist?

So I am all for equal pay, I am all for equal opportunities, I don't like discrimination, but honestly, seriously, I have no desire to watch an all female cast of Ghostbusters nor do I get the reason to even go out of the way to even make it that way.Without the guys, it isn't Ghostbusters.See More
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Pale Horse replied to Rob Gronkowski's discussion Has anyone struggled with depression beforeIt
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