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    I'm in a slump

    I've been in a slump for 4 or 5 months now. I've been motivated but I work for my dad's company and I only get praise if I bring home a fat check. I have been hoping for sman4 for a while but my ex Sallie mea has been taking my money for a while now. I went through being diagnosed while UC or ibd and I'm better at the moment. I have one more class to complete an associates degree in business administration and hvacr.that class is either calculus or trig. The ibd made me drop the class. I have not been keeping up with as much industry news or Honeywell webnairs or other manufacturers training nor trying to prepare for nate or bpi certification test. I'm down. Any ways you got back up?

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    Stop working for your dad.

    It's a big world out there.
    I don't understand happiness as an ambition . . . It's not really worthy. I understand it as a byproduct.

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    I've thought of that more money more hvacr calls since he is a plumber

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    Fortunately, you can make choices to improve your situation. Some people cannot.
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    How long would it take you to have your own plumbing license in North Plainfield???
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    8 years ,4yrs in school and 4 years of apprenticeship. I have the NJ hvacr license. I really want a business of my own. I heard the mumbo-jumbo,it's stressful,time consuming, headache, but it's rewarding. I have saw the industry going wireless and scheduling calls on an app 7 years ago. I see more value in texting numbers for scheduling and reminders. I enjoy business and believe in recruiting from a valuable school system either the community college and or foris tech or Lincoln tech, or having a tech trained in house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrath66 View Post
    8 years ,4yrs in school and 4 years of apprenticeship. I have the NJ hvacr license. I really want a business of my own. I heard the mumbo-jumbo,it's stressful,time consuming, headache, but it's rewarding. I have saw the industry going wireless and scheduling calls on an app 7 years ago. I see more value in texting numbers for scheduling and reminders. I enjoy business and believe in recruiting from a valuable school system either the community college and or foris tech or Lincoln tech, or having a tech trained in house.

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    I would work on getting that plumbing license too, because it has a high barrier to entry and you can bid those jobs and pull permits. You can have a business that can run hydronic and warm air calls.
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    Being <i>in a slump</i> is just a fair part of living a long, rewarding life.
    We are prisoners of the moment; the present in front of us is instinctively overvalued versus the past, and even the future

    You need the lows to appreciate the highs, and <b>know</b> that you have some better days coming. What works for me is a bit of self-evaluation, where I take stock of the things I have to be grateful for... rather than dwelling on what I feel hateful for.

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    I thought it was the other way around. Seems to me everyone overvalues [even obsesses in] the past and future, and has more of a problem enjoying the present.


    Quote Originally Posted by rmdingler View Post
    Being <i>in a slump</i> is just a fair part of living a long, rewarding life.
    We are prisoners of the moment; the present in front of us is instinctively overvalued versus the past, and even the future

    You need the lows to appreciate the highs, and <b>know</b> that you have some better days coming. What works for me is a bit of self-evaluation, where I take stock of the things I have to be grateful for... rather than dwelling on what I feel hateful for.
    I don't understand happiness as an ambition . . . It's not really worthy. I understand it as a byproduct.

    Harrison Ford

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    I thought it was the other way around. Seems to me everyone overvalues [even obsesses in] the past and future, and has more of a problem enjoying the present.
    Seems unlikely, as we are predisposed genetically to survive this day to get to the next.
    Having fortunately lived the western lifestyle of minimal discomfort for several generations, you may not realize how thin the veneer of civilization is during a time of shortage and hunger.

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    But I do not live in a time of shortage and hunger.

    Trying to get someone to talk about the moment is something that passed years ago. All I hear now is how good it used to be, and how bad it is going to be.


    Quote Originally Posted by rmdingler View Post
    Seems unlikely, as we are predisposed genetically to survive this day to get to the next.
    Having fortunately lived the western lifestyle of minimal discomfort for several generations, you may not realize how thin the veneer of civilization is during a time of shortage and hunger.
    I don't understand happiness as an ambition . . . It's not really worthy. I understand it as a byproduct.

    Harrison Ford

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    But I do not live in a time of shortage and hunger.

    Trying to get someone to talk about the moment is something that passed years ago. All I hear now is how good it used to be, and how bad it is going to be.
    In the moment, it appears you are surrounded by an inordinate number of pessimists who peaked previously.

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