Don’t forget luck, too!

Why people reward innate talent over hard work – BBC Worklife

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20230517-why-people-reward-innate-talent-over-hard-work

The key is to develop the habit of creating. Preferably regularly. Reward and appreciate your subconscious and other selves for their ideas!

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Advice about moving to Hawaii to work

If you’re thinking of moving to the Hawaiian Islands, get hired for a job you can do here first, then move! And be prepared to sacrifice a lot to stay here.

Or be very rich.

Why?

  • Living here is very expensive.
  • Pay scales are not competitive with pay scales at other, similarly-expensive areas.
  • Many employers won’t hire people new to the islands until you’ve been here 3-6 months.

They’ve been burned too many times by people that came to the islands on vacation, decided they loved the islands so much they had to stay, got hired somewhere here – then went back to where they came from when our cost of living hit them. Like when their first two-weeks’ paycheck came to less than their apartment rent.

How going above and beyond at work became required – BBC Worklife

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220921-how-going-above-and-beyond-at-work-became-required

How very true! “Meets expectations” performance would net you a 3% raise (a net-pay cut vs inflation). Going “above and beyond” might get you 4-5%. Still a net pay cut.

Sad that this was from an employer that was always talking about and promoting employee health, well-being, and work-life balance.