View Full Version : I want to ... don't know
Thu, 15th Apr '04, 10:27pm
Hey, perhaps you guys can help. I am still young but I have had a lot of experience with work and many different jobs. I can do anything I want to and I can have any job I want (almost). I have no degrees or anything like that but I don’t think I want to get any anyway. I mean there are a few jobs that require a “higher” education but definitely not the type of jobs that I would want. Having no education makes absolutely no difference when it comes down to it. I mean I have been to some interviews for some extreme positions and have always been offered a job. I remember once I went to a group interview (very nerve racking) with no experience and no education (well not the necessary) and out of 300 – 400 people interviewed, I was offered a position along with 3 others so I know I will never have to worry about further education or anything. Some would say that it would limit your options having no real education but it doesn’t really.
However, I really have no idea about what I want to do. I mean I can’t think of anything I would like to do even though I am sure I could do pretty much anything. The only thing I ever thought of was doing was setting up my own business but I don’t even know what sort of business I would like. I am very stuck. I don’t want to go ahead and sign years of my life away to a career that I don’t like but I do it anyway because it pays well but well that is probably what I am going to do anyway if I can’t work out what it is I want to do you know.
I should know by now what it is I want to do with myself but I don’t.
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Is there a cure?
Thu, 15th Apr '04, 11:27pm
I wouldn't know myself, but I've heard that a spell in the military really helps you find direction.
Fri, 16th Apr '04, 1:12am
I would say there's no cure. The only advice i'd give is to find out what makes you happy in life and pursue it. But you probably already know that. But at the end of the day, if you don't know what you want to do, you just don't know what you want to do. The only person who really knows what you want to do is you, but you don't. So my advice: work it out.
Fri, 16th Apr '04, 2:38am
Well, you could always try to start a war on the Sword Coast to try and replace your dead father, the god of murder....or have I been playing too much BG?
Kidding aside, this is up to you Sarevok. But as Wildfire said, a short stay in the military could help you in at least two ways:
A) It could help clear your mind or give you some more time to think, and
B) It could turn out to be what you really want to do, in which case; problem solved.
You could also try setting up an appointment with a career counsellor of some sort; I hear they can be pretty effective.
But in the end, it really comes down to you. You're gonna have to examine what you do and don't want to do, and decide based on your own feelings, if nothing else.
Thu, 22nd Apr '04, 11:37pm
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 3:20pm
Try flipping burgers for a while, that'll give you some time to think about what's important to you. It worked for me. Got me back in school and thence into a job that pays well and that I love to do.
I never would have thought to try it out except that I went back to school and found I had to pick a minor to go with my chosen major. Then, when I got to the school, I discovered that they had dropped my intended major as an undergrad program so I made my intended minor my major and here I am.
Sometimes you never know where you'll find your true calling. You just have to get on with your life and keep an open mind. :heh:
P.S. - Property? :confused:
Fri, 23rd Apr '04, 4:52pm
Oh, I used to work in Real Estate, I now have 100 thousand at my disposal so I am going to spend it on investment properties. You call them homes perhaps. It is not really work but when you know what you are doing you can make a lot of money in a very short space of time. If I am very good and it works out I make 1 million by 25 years old easy. The hard part is getting the money to start with which I have now although it is not quite mine but it will be ;D
Mon, 26th Apr '04, 10:14am
Buy an apartment building and move from there.
Mon, 26th Apr '04, 6:18pm
Mon, 10th May '04, 3:06am
I am in the investment property game. My advice to you is to buy houses which you can fix up and resell. Throwing some hardwood down, or a putting up a mid to high end washroom or kitchen can pay some dividends. If you can work quickly, you will beat the hell out of inflation as well. 6 months is a good goal for turnover time.
Identify a wealthy area, and try to identify expansion trends; that is to say that expensive/popular neighbourhoods tend to expand, increasing property values around the fringes, as middle class families buy up homes on streets that were previously working class.
It is also extremely helpful to be handy, or have family in the construction renovation business, as I do.
Final tidbit - get yourself a real estate broker's license. For your investment of 6 months of online classes and around $600, you will save thousands of dollars everytime you sell a property.
Sat, 22nd May '04, 8:46am
I don't really know about English military but in the US you can enlist in the military for 2 years. plenty of time to figure out what you want to do.
Sat, 22nd May '04, 2:21pm
I am Irish. I am hardly going to join the British army or any other army for that matter.
Sun, 23rd May '04, 3:59am
I'm in the same boat Sarevok. I quit Uni, broke up with my lady and thought, great - a fresh start. I got a job in a call centre and it had the same effect as flipping burgers. NEVER work in a call centre :mad: I too though want to go into buying real estate and rennovation but I don't have the luxury of £100k. So I have to work my way up. Problem... I'm terrible in interviews and hate working for other people.
Anyway, there is a point to my post and it is basically something you already know. Find a goal and then work out the quickest route to it. With a goal in mind the path seems clearer. Wow, I just helped myself.