16 October, 2009
I'm going to start with a book recommendation. It's called "The 7 Lively Sins (how to enjoy your life, dammit)", by Karen Salmansohn. It's actually super cheap on Amazon right now, starting at a bargain basement $2.99 or $0.01 used!!!!
(I have not been paid by the publisher to transmit this message, just so you know.)
Basically, the book is a fun, spiritually enlightening romp that explores the virtues of the seven deadly sins and it encourages readers to MANIFEST HAPPINESS in their own lives by TAKING ACTION and ENJOYING LIFE'S PLEASURES without GUILT.
I re-read the book last night because I was sick in bed, and felt like it suited one of the positive messages of One Hundred Jobs: if you want to enjoy your life, take action and explore the world. Through exploring the world, you will create new human connections, which I believe is the heart of a happy existence.
A page from the book:
Before I started One Hundred Jobs, I was on the verge of being depressed. I was waiting for my agents to call to send me on auditions that weren't happening, and I was principally cleaning houses to make ends meet. I was also entirely self-financing Fashion Ambush, without sufficient revenue coming in. I was slowly sinking into debt.
Then one unemployed Saturday, I thought to myself,"What is the minimum rate that I am willing to work for that is worth my time and can help to pay off some bills?" I came up with $100.00, because it is a fair, round number. $100 pays for a week and a half worth of groceries, one cell phone bill, two electric bills, 2/3 of Max's monthly daycare, and 1/9th of my rent. Most employers can afford #100.00. My next logical thought was "How can I turn my job search into a project? I am starting to specialize in new media, so why not start my own pet project?" and thus "One Hundred Jobs" was born.
I'll quote Regis Philbin, "If you want something to happen, kick a soccer ball down the street." And so I did. I manifested my own career boost by launching this blog and now I'm helping people in the process. It's so rewarding!
Incidentally, Guy Richie was recently quoted as saying, "[Madonna is] a first-rate manifester." (People) She rocks out pretty hard, no?
And I think you can do the same.
I likely have another job tomorrow. I am waiting for the music guy to confirm as job number 8!
Stepping down from my Soapbox,