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Trusting Myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Nov 29. 6 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. 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. 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. 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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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
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
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
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
Todd Heavner replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"Punk Ass Bitch."
Nov 28
Regular Joe replied to Steven Carpenter's discussion Trusting Myself
"A PAB?"
Nov 28
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Will replied to Regular Joe's discussion BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba in the group The Great Debate
"The perennial urge to attribute to others the contents of one's own head."
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"Watch Team America for freedom and liberty"
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Steve Dallas replied to Regular Joe's discussion BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba in the group The Great Debate
"So if we get passed all the other blathering you did in  your post, are  you calling JFK a coward because he didn't invade Cuba, and therefor all liberalism is a lie?"
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Leto Atreides II replied to Regular Joe's discussion BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba in the group The Great Debate
"5 min staring at this and all I have is "wtf?"."
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John Muir replied to Regular Joe's discussion BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba in the group The Great Debate
"    I wouldn't say you're ambivalent so much as flaccid, and cloaking a knee-jerk opposition to an action by Obama in artificial concern for human rights.      You and Will and Paul of Texas have mentioned several…"
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Will replied to Regular Joe's discussion BREAKING: US To Normalize Relations With Cuba in the group The Great Debate
"I haven't seen Castro celebration either.  But I've seen a lot of Castro excusing or Castro minimization.  None of it relevant to the issue at hand -- we can normalize relations even if the leader's a monster, esp. if…"
1 hour ago
Will replied to Jonathan's discussion Getting into the habit of exercise
"Eating:  Eventually you'll move out.  For now, you can get something you want to eat and cook it to share.  Though you may be the only one eating it.  It may never catch on, but while you're trying, you get to eat it."
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Will replied to Jacob Bauer's discussion Hair loss?
"Supposedly Rogaine works, but if you stop using it, the hair goes away again."
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