Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Work Sucks

I experienced feeling accomplish getting everything done yesterday. I was ready for the next anything. My next thought was being unemployed has one advantage. The one advantage is I complete my to-do list quick. My to-do list is consistently short. There are no to-do list delays. I have all the time in the world completing all my tasks. I have all the time in the world fulfilling my responsibilities. There is stress being unemployed living a paused life. On the other hand, there is no stress remembering incomplete tasks.

Many people must be stressed-out at work and at home. How much time a person has outside work to complete their out-of-work tasks? Moreover, how much time a parent has outside work to fulfill parenting responsibilities? How is the physical condition of the person outside work? Tired. Stressed-out. Is there time for physical activity for physical fitness? Strong bodies and strong minds work together. A person can spend more time on their out-of-work tasks; however, how much time does the person have to sleep?

Life is a full circle. Delays are frustrating. Add up the delays inside work and outside work affects the person inside work and outside work in a negative way such as lower performance, poor concentration, and weaker social bonds. It seems many people are experiencing a net loss between new tasks created and tasks completed. I have seen people stressed out. These people change. Weak tolerance. Poor judgment. Easy to get angry. Eat unhealthy. Worry too much.

Raw Deal

I think about workers going to work, work their eight hours, and going home. Some workers work nine or more hours. Life is giving many workers a raw deal. Or companies are giving many workers a raw deal. Or both life and companies. We must work to earn an income. We have a personal responsibility to take care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. However, many people fail to accomplish their personal responsibilities. Today's workplace is more complex compared to the past. Today's life is more complex compared to the past. More time, more money, and more resources are required to live life at work and at home. I can't explain it any clearer. Life is getting bigger. The raw deal is more people are spending more time at work which means less time outside work living life. It's ironic to live a good life we must work more. We work more we have less time living a good life. Work sucks.


Monday, January 08, 2018

Yes Football No Football

The 2017 NFL season playoffs began Sat Jan 6 and Sun Jan 7 with Wild Card Weekend. Good games. No blowouts. I watched the Sat games Titans at Chiefs and Falcons at Rams on TV. The games were entertaining; however, I felt no excitement. There was a guilty feeling.

There were many errands I must complete. I choose to listen to the Sun games Bills at Jaguars and Panthers at Saints on the radio while completing my errands. I watched the highlights and the last two minutes of the Panthers at Saints on TV. I felt satisfied. There was no guilty feeling.

Why did I feel guilty on Sat? Why did I feel satisfied on Sun? The answer to both questions is I completed tasks on Sun. I got stuff done. I became proactive checking off my to-do list. I felt no guiltiness wasting time watching TV even though Sat football games were good. In other words, I felt satisfied and I felt happier on Sun listening to the football games on the radio while being productive. On the other hand, I felt dissatisfied and I felt angrier on Sat watching the football games on the TV while doing nothing. Timing was bad because I didn't complete tasks on Sat to watch football games on Sun during the regular season. Timing was bad because the Christmas holiday ended my to-do list grew bigger.

I realized the Sun feeling reminded me how to think and how to behave like a mature professional adult. These adults have an attitude of working hard to be successful. There is work to be done. Complete the work. Avoid the guilty feeling wasting time. These adults know the fun comes soon after tasks are completed. Personally, I hate getting stuff not done. Fortunately, my fun came Sun night after I completed my tasks.

Finally, there is no guilty feeling getting no tasks completed before or on Super Bowl Sunday.


Sunday, January 07, 2018

Life Is Unfair There Is Bad Luck

You feel life is unfair. Me, too. You experience down on your luck. Me, too. You're not the only person who feels life is unfair. You're not the only person who experiences down on your luck. The title is well known. The title is true. Are you experiencing bad breaks? Me, too.

Today's blog is dedicated to people like me doing their best to live life as a mature adult. Feel free to stop reading if you heard too much of the clique title. I'm sharing my feelings. I'm sharing my present experiences. I'm tired getting bad luck. I'm frustrated I'm earning no rewards. These experiences and feelings continue since May 2015.

Somebody wins. Somebody loses. The worse feeling is consistently losing. The worse feeling is receiving the short-end many times. The worse feeling is the unknown--when am I going to get victories? The absolute worse is bad people experiencing good moments. There are good people with motivation, integrity, and sincerity. There are good people working hard intelligently doing something to convert bad fortunes to good fortunes. The end results are no rewards. Frustrating.

There are stories of people experiencing life being unfair. There are stories of people with consistent bad luck. Search online. You're not alone. Sports history is a good source to find stories.

The bad luck people keep going. There is no complaining because we don't have time and we don't waste energy. Sometimes we laugh off the bad moments. We continue doing our best. There is no reason to quit; otherwise, we sit around doing nothing which is boring. We can't get worse. Life must get better. We solve our problems. The absolute ending for human beings is death. There is nothing to lose. Stay strong. Stay courageous.


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The Three C's And A P And Two More P's: Choices, Consistency, Control, Proactive, Professional, Personal Responsibility

I wrote a blog making good choices, being consistent daily, and controlling the most in his or her life on Tue Apr 2, 2013 titled The Three C's: Choices, Consistency, Control. I added a P which is Proactive on Sat May 4, 2013 titled The Three C's And A P: Choices, Consistency, Control, Proactive. The three C's and one P are below:

*Choices. How does a person know he or she is an adult? The answer is the person can make their own choices. Life is good making good choices.

*Control. A person having control in his or her life demonstrates strength, intelligence, wisdom, and influence. A person can't control the weather, natural disasters, and car accidents. He or she can control how to deal with everyday life in good or bad moments.

*Consistency. Routine life is not being consistent. Living a daily life with ups and downs is not healthy. A person should be active with consistency. It's like a baseball player hitting a consistent .330 batting average in a season without slumps and brief hot streaks.

*Proactive. One of my career highlights was being a proactive research analyst. I supported the brokers working in the research department. My department was responsible for all the data, information, statistics, and marketing reports in commercial real estate. Specifically, one of my primary responsibilities was fulfilling daily requests and solving problems. I was creative. I thought ahead to provide better service. I never complained because they were a waste of time. I focused on satisfying the brokers' requests professionally.

Here are Professional and Personal Responsibility below:

*Professional. We see the successful people acting professional, behaving professional, thinking professional, and speaking professional. Professionals are strong, smart, wise, courageous, and mature. Professionals practice what they preach. Professionals stand by their beliefs. Professionals are responsible, continue learning, and drilling their skills. We see professionals in sport leagues, entertainment, business, and art. The professionals are at the top of their abilities.

*Personal Responsibility. I discovered the importance of personal responsibility when I was an inpatient for acute gallstone pancreatitis. Inpatients should relax by letting the medical staff do their job comforting me. However, to make their jobs easier I did my part to receive better care. I was responsible to inform the nurses and doctors how I felt such as pain, headaches, and dizziness. I was also responsible to take care of myself such as brush my teeth, walk, and stand up out of my bed to avoid bed sores. I was responsible to follow doctor's orders.

A person responsible for himself or herself is a sign of a person makes good choices, lives a consistent life getting better, controls more of his or her life, and portrays himself or herself as a professional. My top personal responsibilities are minimize eating processed foods, working out at the gym, reading books, learning new skills, sleeping eight hours a night, and pacing myself. Mastering the full circle three C's and three P's never lets himself or herself down.

The C's are in no particular order: consistency, choices, control. The P's are in particular order: proactive, professional, personal responsibility. Remember the three C's and the three P's anyway you choose such as CCCPPP, 3C3P, C3P3, or (C*3)+(P*3). You can remember the six in alphabetical order: choices, consistency, control, personal responsibility, proactive, professional.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Second Look At 2016

It's the time I look back at my 2016 blogs to give myself feedback. The goal is the same as past second looks: relearning from my mistakes, reinforcing my lessons, reminding myself my moments, refreshing acquired knowledge, rediscovering new wisdom, correcting errant blogs, and sharing changes. These blogs are also the 2016 best blogs.

There are 11 blogs for A Second Look At 2016. There were 18 blogs in 2015, 17 blogs in 2014, and 11 blogs in 2013. I reduced the number of monthly blog postings from 9 to 7 starting in May 2016. Eight of the 11 blogs were posted in the months between Jan to Jun. The three remaining blogs were posted in Aug and Nov. I continue my second looks in Dec because I want a minimum one year to think about my past year.

I provide the title and link to the original blog, date, summary, and my feedback. Enjoy!

Blog Title: 1. Take The Time Cleaning And Organizing
Date: Friday January 22, 2016
Summary: There are positive benefits living in a clean residence.
Feedback: A person's or a family's clean residence is a sign the person or the family takes care of their surroundings. Moreover, a single person's clean residence is a sign of being a professional. Another sign of a clean residence is life free of clutter, waste, and anything toxic. Sincere effort is made for a clean life. Finally, a person who is bored or has free time should consider cleaning up something. Reorganize something. It's not boring. It's doing something better than doing nothing.

Blog Title: 2. Instant Bullets Blog Jan 25, 2016
Date: Monday January 25, 2016
Summary: Short paragraph blogs separated by bullet points.
Feedback: I want to emphasize some bullets points. They're "The Fairly Intelligent Fly" by James Thurber fable telling the reader there is no safety in numbers or in anything else, we should find time to refresh and relearn our skills since first responders are required to review consistently, don't be an old fuck, being physical now has long-term benefits, complementary relationships are long-term, true life experience is making mistakes and experiencing frustrations, and never skip meals.

Blog Title: 3. My Thoughts On Boring
Date: Friday February 19, 2016
Summary: I thought about what if I live a boring life.
Feedback: First, I removed the comparing myself with other in my daily life rules. We compare ourselves with other people. We should compare intelligently. We may realize our life is not as bad as we think.

Second, there are more people living boring lives than we believe. We see few boring people outdoors because most boring people stay indoors. Boring is a relative term. We compare ourselves who is boring and who is not boring. For example, a person with the latest and greatest goods may be living an exciting life. On the other hand, who needs the latest and greatest goods to live a good life? I drive a 12 year old car. My laptop is 10 years old. I have a small DVD collection and a tiny BD collection. The world has too many items to consume. Less is more. Live a happy life with sincere friends and a loving family is not a boring life.

Third, boring people choose to live a life minimizing harm. They live a life with safeguards and backup plans. A quiet life is a good life.

Fourth, Bill Gates' 11 Rules For Real Life Rule #7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Fifth, the process to success may be boring, may be routine, or may be dull; however, the end result is not boring. Most successful people say the process was not boring.

Sixth, I wrote a past blog on boring people titled Do Boring People Exist in Feb 2014.

Blog Title: 4. Throwback Blog: My All De Anza Review Blog
Date: Sunday February 28, 2016
Summary: I self-interviewed myself my years going back to school at De Anza College in 2009-2011.
Feedback: Even throwback blogs can be looked a third time. One question I asked myself was why I enrolled in Spring 2011 when I graduated in Winter 2011. I initially avoided answering the question by saying I learned something in my Auditing class.

The brutal truth was I didn't want to work. I still wanted to be a student. I wanted the freedom as a student. The job market was tough when I started searching for a job in Jul 2011. The job market 2011 was not the job market during my father's time.

Blog Title: 5. Work On Good Moments Happen To Good People
Date: Wednesday March 9, 2016
Summary: I shared all of the good moments in the present hoping for good moments in the future.
Feedback: I wrote eight blogs I personally called "self-pity" blogs using my daily job searching routines. I stop writing these self-pity blogs. I didn't need to defend myself what I do daily while unemployed. These blogs were a waste of time. These blogs reiterated learning new skills, hoping for the best, and working hard to achieve freedom. There was no need to remind myself. I bored the world with these self-pity blogs. The world waits to blog the end result which is freedom.

Blog Title: 6. My Miracle Is In Progress
Date: Monday March 21, 2016
Summary: My miracle achieving freedom considering my past life is in process.
Feedback: I consider myself lucky. I consider myself fortunate. I spent all my good luck points on who I am today. Also, I earn good luck points for how much I worked hard to be me today for tomorrow. I was weak. I was immature. Some may say I blogged another self-pity. My different perspectives are count my blessings, my naive life disappeared, and take personal responsibility. I forgive anyone and anything that hurt my past.

Blog Title: 7. Many Unemployed Jobs Searchers Like Me Are Frustrated
Date: Friday April 8, 2016
Summary: Unemployed people must blame the job search system.
Feedback: People who are neither laidoff nor fired don't know the job market today. Read between the lines on economic news. The economy is good; however, the job market is tough. I have been seeing full time direct company positions for which I applied. Time passes. These same positions are converted to contract position. Those who are working avoid entering the unemployment abyss.

Companies forgot how to hire the best candidates. Managers focus on recent experience and relevant knowledge. A candidate's character and small skills such as good communication and team player are all secondary. In the past, a candidate's character and small skills such as good communication and team player were primary because good job candidates learned on the job and learned outside the job if they needed extra skills.

Timing is everything. I have seen an increase in job openings days after President Donald Trump signed the new tax bill. Is the increase short-term or long-term? Time will tell.

Blog Title: 8. The Size Of The Pie Is Still The Same
Date: Thursday June 23, 2016
Summary: More people want a piece of the pie for which the size is the same. More people aren't going to get a piece.
Feedback: I said greed prevents more people getting a piece. Greed may not be correct. There is a finite amount of opportunities. Opportunities are key for people to be successful. Life has winners. Life has losers. There are good people who never achieve their goals because there are factors beyond their control.

The world population grows. The number of people increases faster than the number of increasing opportunities. It's like a factory producing robots. There are plenty of robots available. There is a limited about of demand for the robots.

Further, the rich people get richer. Money grows exponentially. Basic Finance 101. Investments earn interest over interest. The tax laws and business laws favor the rich.

Blog Title: 9. Top Ten Steve Jobs Quotes
Date: Wednesday August 3, 2016
Summary: I share more than ten Steve Jobs quotes. I learn from his wisdom; for example, "The journey is the reward" which is number one.
Feedback: I have a bias when it comes to Steve Jobs. I repost my favorite Steve Jobs quotes.

Blog Title: 10. Top Ten Life Lessons I Learned Watching Sports
Date: Saturday November 5, 2016
Summary: I posted life lessons I learned being a sports fan. They're curses are meant to be broken, rest, strong core, redemption, streaks and slumps, be professional, consistency, be calm, good coaching, and support.
Feedback: I want to add two more life lessons. The first is patience. Championship teams plan ahead. Championship teams don't win overnight. It takes time. Be patient. Mistakes are made. Lessons are learned. Successes are improved. Planning is writing down steps today for the successful tomorrow.

The second is winning includes forgiveness; on the other hand, winning can hide problems which may haunt the person or team in the future. All is well that ends well. Winning is powerful. Winning helps people heal from any hurtful past.

Consistency includes play your game. Play to your strengths. Play your comfort level. Play your style. Follow the game plan.

Blog Title: 11. Luck Is Part Of Life
Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016
Summary: The most successful people under appreciate luck and the least successful people over-rely on luck.
Feedback: Malcolm Gladwell wrote the book "Outliers". He wrote luck and opportunity are the reason why some people succeed and some people don't succeed.

Another viewpoint. There are some people--good people--down on their luck. They're struggling financially trying to keep a roof under their heads, food on the tables, and gas in their cars. People should be lucky and should be fortunate if they have all three. Count your blessings. Take none of them for granted.

I play Mahjong. An experienced player knows the best ways to win; however, if he or she doesn't get the tiles, then the knowledge means nothing. Mahjong is like all games played. Some luck is involved. Players rarely discuss luck openly.

Finally, it's better to be lucky than smart. Agree or disagree?


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Highlight And Favorite 2016 Tweets

Here are my 32 highlight Tweets and 11 favorite Favorites Tweets in 2016. Follow me @inin61 Enjoy!


Jan 09: RT @photospice: Traffic Camera in #Montreal, #Canada accidentally snaps beautiful #Photo of a #SnowyOwl. #nature #photography

Jan 14: RT @awkwardgoogle: 21st century parenting

Jan 20: Watch the movie Shaun The Sheep. 99% Rotten Tomatoes. A family movie for all ages full of laughs. #lifesatreat

Mar 22: SJ Mercury News published article on recycling confusion 3/13/16. Ignore the triangle. Recycle rigid plastics only.

Mar 22: Crayons belong to compost. Food soiled paper to compost, too.

Mar 22: Don't bag recyclables in trash bags. These bags are trashed. In doubt, trash it to not contaminate recycling system.

Mar 30: RT @awkwardgoogle: This mom knows some serious hacks ・・・・

Apr 02: A human arrow directed police copter and ground police to arrest two burglars in England

Apr 21: There are low income families living a mile from my house. I'm sad when I see families walking with a $5 Little Caesars pizza for dinner.

Apr 21: I hope the $5 pizza is a rare meal. The children shouldn't eat pizza regularly. Their brains are developing needing to eat healthy meals.

May 04: Use EOMONTH() to find the last day of a month. Cell A1 is 5/3/14. EOMONTH(A1,0) returns 5/31/14. EOMONTH(A1,0)+1 returns 6/1/14 #exceltip

May 04: EOMONTH(A1,1) returns 6/30/14. EOMONTH(A1,-1) returns 4/30/14. EOMONTH(A1,-1)+1 returns 5/1/14. #exceltip

May 06: CA raises the legal age to smoke from 18 to 21. Law takes effect June 9.

Jul 01: Pic shows difference between heat exhaustion & heat stroke. One difference exhaustion faint, dizzy. Stroke headache.

Jul 10: [] published an article on testosterone for men. Strong bones, eliminates fat are one benefit

Jul 19: RT @awkwardgoogle: How to cook 2 pizzas at the same time!

Jul 24: Added to my bucket list. Camping on the field for a night at AT&T Park.

Aug 01: I'm craving intelligence.

Aug 14: Is *fill in the blank* still open? Google search the following: Is *fill in the blank* closed? Works for almost all companies.

Aug 15: The spleen is an organ which filters the blood. Removes old blood cells, holds reserve blood, and recycles iron. #mytriviaoftheday

Aug 29: Quietness within a group of people? If yes, then try these silent breakers conversation topics: mattresses, caffeine, and Abe Lincoln.

Sep 04: The best patient people are special ed teachers, assistances, and aids. They do their best teaching special ed children and young adults

Sep 04: to function normally in society. The children and young adults need additional attention and repetitive teaching. Bless these professionals.

Sep 04: I wish there is a miracle brain treatment to help these children and young adults speak clearer, focus stronger, behave more normal.

Sep 22: Lyft co-founder John Zimmer wrote a long article titled "The Third Transportation Revolution."

Sep 22: Zimmer predicts car ownership in cities ends by 2025. Also, the average vehicle is used only 4% of the time and parked the other 96%.

Oct 04: RT @Dodgers: Dear friends...
Oct 30: If you don't remember the last time you wash your bed blankets and mattress protectors, maybe its time to wash them. I am.

Nov 03: A 2016 World Series for the history books. Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians battled to the end. I watched or listened the entire series.

Nov 03: How sweet it is! The wait is over. I'm a Giants fan. Congratulations to the Chicago #cubs. You earned it. #WorldSeries #gocubsgo

Nov 22: maintain: To keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain. To keep in an appropriate condition, operation, or force #mynewwordoftheday

Nov 22: increment: Something added or gained; addition; increase. The act or process of increasing; growth. #mynewwordoftheday

Favorite Favorites

Jan 17: @tone765, pretty sad when I see ppl talking about their trips overseas and the thing they decide to cheap out on is food

Jan 27: @SexWithEmily, Did you know that sperm is considered an anti-aging treatment b/c of it’s tightening effect on the skin? How’s that for a facial.. #SexFacts

Mar 29: @SexWithEmily, Now that's what I call true love...

Apr 1: @HistoricalPics, Apple Inc was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne on this day 40 years ago

Apr 11: @awkwardgoogle, 21st century parenting

Jun 13: @SFGiants, We are proud of you, #SJSharks #BayAreaUnite

Jun 19: @SFGiants, We are proud of you. @warriors. #BayAreaUnite

Sep 29: @HistoricalPics, Arnold's favorite bicep. 1974 - 2015.

Oct 3: @HistoricalPics, These two books contain the sum total of all human knowledge

Oct 21: @sleepingkyoto, There's a guy who brought in a fucking typewriter

Dec 23: @HistoricalPics, Use your words - Dead Poets Society.


Tuesday, December 26, 2017