The greatest mistake Lucasso could have made but didn’t

The top three don'ts while thinking about, searching, and applying for a day job

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In order to have a chance at finding a new source of income quickly there are several dos and don’ts.

Let’s look at the latter. In order to have a chance at finding a new source of income quickly people shouldn’t:

1/ Strike off any ideas, especially those which, at first, may appear ridiculous or below them (their aspirations), not good enough, embarrassing, unfitting, undoable, etc.
In other words, only those who are open to any new challenges and experiences will be able to find a new source of income quickly. Those who are picky and narrow in their job search, on the other hand — those who reject their own ideas (or the ideas of others) without testing them, guided by their assumption that the idea will not be worth it, will probably need to wait much longer before they can see any money.

2/ Listen to people (members of their family, friends or acquaintances) who ridicule their job ideas, their job searching ideas, their job searching methods or even the entire process, telling them that they are doing it the wrong way), and who tell them which of ideas they should or shouldn’t strike off. If they would like them in a different job, it’s their problem. If they think that something isn’t even a job, it’s their problem. If they think that something isn’t worth it, it’s their problem. They’re probably also the same people who would like them to start earning something ASAP, so this behavior (telling someone which ideas are good ideas and which aren’t / worth it or not worth it, based on some personal biases, prejudices or preferences) is often at odds with their wish.

3/ Worry about the money they’ll get or their place in the hierarchy. Anything is better than zero, that’s #1.
Plus, the value is also in having something and being able to start ASAP. People strike certain job offers / ideas off because they imagine what that job will look like and based on it assume that they know what that job will look like. They see it with their imagination. But they forget that our predictions are often inaccurate. They fail to factor in that very often we do a very poor job writing those future scenarios because of one simple reason — we don’t know the future (a boss who has a reputation of an asshole might die within a month in a car crash, or quit suddenly, or it may turn out that he / she likes certain people more than others and we are this example of a person he / she likes).
Plus, more often than not we completely fail to factor in chance — the hidden added value of events which we can’t predict (things which might happen and opportunities which might arise). And something which we weren’t able to predict will certainly happen.