I wanted to be a part of something greater than just a 9 to 5 corporate corporation

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I believe that my unique perspective of being someone in their mid-20’s who is attempting to eventually go digital in work and international in life could be incredibly helpful to some of you who are in the midst of making your own big life choices and leaps of faith. My experiences living, studying, and working abroad have taught me a lot about how to navigate through unfamiliar situations, and I want to be there with concrete tools and advice for you if you’re finding that you’re in a similar boat now – whether you be going abroad or staying domestic! I also know from experience that making big leaps can be incredibly daunting, especially if the people you are closest to have not been through similar experiences or are not jumping for joy for you and your big changes ahead. Sometimes you just need an ear to listen and bounce ideas off of, someone who knows what you are going through because they’ve been there before, and most of all, a cheerleader on your side. If this service is one that sounds beneficial to you please don’t hesitate to go to my contact section and reach out to me via email for more information!

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Wants Guides — Wanting Help Wanted

Happy Easter Monday 😀

Where I live, Easter Monday is a public holiday, so there is almost no opportunity to be busy being a consumer — and so that leaves me a little more time to ponder.

Well, I have been pondering a lot lately — and in particular about expectations (see “Exploring Expectations” [ https://socio.business.blog/2022/04/17/exploring-expectations ] ). My line of thinking about expectations is strongly influenced by a book I read a while back (see “The problem is that the pervasiveness of technology and mass marketing is screwing up a lot of people’s expectations for themselves: the inundation of the exceptional makes people feel worse about themselves, makes them feel that they need to be more extreme, more radical, and more self assured to get noticed or even matter” [ https://fuckwith.news.blog/2021/09/10/the-problem-is-that-the-pervasiveness-of-technology-and-mass-marketing-is-screwing-up-a-lot-of-peoples-expectations-for-themselves-the-inundation-of-the-exceptional-makes-people-feel-worse-a ] ) … and here is a quote from the very first chapter (aka the introduction):

We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a fuck about anymore.

Mark Manson, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”

In my critique of Mark Manson’s book, I point out that Mark is not very adamant about discussing wants in relationships between people. His primary focus is on individual wants as individual consumers. I, on the other hand, view pretty much all business activity as relationships among participants (see also “I look at everything through the lens of relationships — the technology, the strategies, the actual implementation, development of culture” [ https://relationships.code.blog/2022/01/06/i-look-at-everything-through-the-lens-of-relationships-the-technology-the-strategies-the-actual-implementation-development-of-culture ] ). Here I see an opportuntiy for anyone who seeks to satisfy wants — whether their own wants or others’ wants.

Over the past several years of covering others’ expressions of wants, I have seen many perspectives. In many cases, I have seen opportunities for people to help each other out. Yet nearly no one who is connected via the wants community has actually stepped up to the plate and taken a shot at making that kind of connection to other members of our community — at least not in a manner which is obvious to me.

I think the time is now ripe for taking that next step. Over the next weeks and months, I will be reaching out to members who are open to increasing their participation and engagement in order to provide more help and support — sort of greasing the wheels a little to make wants a more well-oiled machine for establishing, expanding and promoting more and more connections to happen.

Wants could grow as more and more people become more and more engaged, simply if and when we pay more attention to each other. Here we need to be very careful about what we wish for, because growth for its own sake is not always a fruitful endeavor. We need to balance investments of time and effort with the rewards we reap from our engagements. Perhaps no money needs to be invested at all. Perhaps the results cannot even be measured in monetary terms. One thing I am quite sure of, though: simplicity and ease of use will be key — so the technology requirements are along the lines of quick and … simple and easy!

At this moment, this is still in a rather preliminary planning stage — but some time soon, don’t be too surprised if you get a friendly tap on the shoulder from me! 😀

I want to build a support focused service in the community that works alongside other services – not in competition with

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You see, I come from a career in employment and housing support. I have worked with societies most vulnerable and I specialised in helping people with mental health issues, long term health conditions and disabilities. I’ve walked with clients to food banks, I’ve talked them down from depressive periods and I’ve been that only person they feel able to open up to. It was actually doing this I realised there is always a need of support but not always the right people available – you have to remember an employment advisor taking a client to the food bank is 100% out with their job remit. But we do it, because helping people isn’t a straight forward path.

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