I am bored. Is this all there is to life? - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 092 - Originally aired 4/30/2014 9:00 AM - JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series
This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). In this episode we are exploring the specific topic of, “I am bored. Is this all there is to life?”
You are fortunate and know it. You have enough money to pay your bills and even afford a few nice “extra treats” at times (vacation, going out to dinner, etc.). Yet, you feel a nagging feeling as you wake up each day and do the same thing over and over again.
You are not sad. You are not ungrateful for this good life when so many people are trapped in famine, civil war, natural disasters and other horrible circumstances. You know that it is a wonderful gift to have the health you have, the work you have, the people you have in your life. Yet…you feel a sense of numbness with the repetitive days and nights.You feel embarrassed even to mention it, but, you are bored.
How can [...]
I Do My Job AND Their Job! Am I a SUPERSTAR or a SUCKER?! - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 091 - Originally aired 4/29/2014 9:00 AM - HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT series
In our HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared with me. This episode is, “I Do My Job AND Their Job! Am I a SUPERSTAR or a SUCKER?!”
Are you a SUPERSTAR (the best, an overachiever, etc.)? Or, are you someone that is being taken advantage of (a “SUCKER”)?
What is the difference?
A Superstar is measured by their results (higher/ better/ more/ compared to their peers) and is an overachiever. An overachiever is achieving over and above their peers (early promotion, bigger pay raise, awards, recognition, etc.). The key is the achieving aspect. They have results at work that are more than their peers (more pay, bigger office, better schedule, rewards, etc.).
If you are salesperson of the month every month (with the highest commissions in the office) and you love it, you might be a superstar!
If you are paid equal to (or less than) your peers, your reviews are average and you are toiling away in obscurity (no promotion, no raise, etc.), you are not a superstar but instead are a “sucker” (your peers are taking advantage of you).
It is simple to tell the difference between the Superstar and the Sucker because the Superstar is achieving more than their peers and the Sucker is not(they are receiving equal to or even less than their peers).
If you are a Superstar [...]
Only 6% of all individuals in the US earn $100,000 USD a year!? - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 090 - Originally aired 4/28/2014 9:00 AM - MYTH WARRIORS! series
In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not (i.e., they are a myth, fallacy or even a lie). The target for this episode is, “Only 6% of all individuals in the US earn $100,000 USD a year!? Really?” (Really.)
The six-figure income threshold. It is bandied about in popular culture and media. It represents a demarcation of “success” (or does it?). How many people actually earn six-figure individual income per year in the US?
Why does this matter?
Well, if the majority of people in the US earn $100,000 or more and you earn $30,000 you are far below average. With accurate data you may better understand how much you would need to increase your individual annual income to equal what the average individual earns. On the other hand, if you earn $100,000 or more and you feel like you “don’t have enough money” that may be accurate if the reality is that the majority of people earn $300,000 a year (you feel broke because you earn substantially less than the average individual). The data will then help us understand our financial choices.
Are we average/middle class and therefore should be able to have average items? Or, are we far below average/ poor and thus are not able to afford average items? Or, are we far above average/ rich and thus are able to afford average items and a bit extra?
How many individuals earn $100,000 USD per [...]
'Rich' on $1,800 USD (or less) a month? Really!? How? - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 089 - Originally aired 4/25/2014 9:00 AM - FINANCIAL FIERCENESS! series
This episode is part of our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series! Our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series integrates our financial goals into our overall strategic development plan for surpassing our goals. This episode is, “Rich” on $1,800 USD (or less) a month? Really!? How?”
Imagine, you have at least $300 USD per week to spend on whatever you want. All of your bills are paid. You have your own home and all of your bills are paid (including health costs, medicine, etc.). You have an “extra” $300 USD to use per week on whatever you desire. Go out to eat, to the movies, visit a friend out of town. Buy yourself something nice to wear. You are in charge.
$1,800 USD - necessary expenses (property tax, water, electricity, gas, internet, etc.) of $600 USD per month = $1,200 USD per month/ $300 USD per week “extra”
But, I could spend $1,800 on one dress! Or, one meal at a fancy restaurant! Or, one bottle of wine! This show is stupid and ridiculous!
You can spend how much you want on what you want. That is your choice. A dollar [...]