Let’s see how we respond to seven questions for week eleven of 2018, challenging us with this month’s lifeskill, Career/Money Management. These questions are offered by Bob Tiede at At Leading With Questions, from wisdom leaders around the nation and world.*
Question 1: Who do you think of first when you think of ‘success?’
This again reminds me of a question from week ten, “How do you define success?” Success to me is fulfilling my life purpose and helping others succeed. I would apply these essentials to any number of people I have personally known or know about. Who do I think of first is close to home, my husband, John, and daughters, Kimberly and Kelly. Each have gone through many trials and triumphs and continue to fulfill their purpose as they help others along the way.
Question 2: What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a famous artist. I never quite captured the fame. Yet, I am very much content and grateful with those accomplishments through the years.
Question 3: How have you helped someone else recently?
I routinely come across helpful health and wellness resources I passed to those healthcare providers who welcome the information on behalf of their patients.
Question 4: What is your greatest skill?
When it comes to choosing my greatest skill, I leave it up to those who offer their discernment. Some have said I am able to provide synergy to complicated information, resulting in their ability to see a broader perspective helpful for themselves and others.
Question 5: How are you pursuing your dreams right now?
I continue to live each day to fulfil my dreams and aspirations, no matter what limitations may bring to the challenge. Pursuing one’s dreams comes not just from a mountain top view but more from walking it out day by day. Some have said, “Success is in the process, not the end destination.” So true. Even if some of my big dreams don’t find their conclusion, I know the journey was worth every moment.
Question 6: How would an extra $1000 a month change your life?
I know one thing, living paycheck to paycheck, it would surely improve my daughter’s situation living in California! For me, my needs having always been met, even many of my wants. If I had an extra $1000 I would like to invest it in someone else’s life . . . support their educational advancement or anything to help them fulfill their life goals and dreams.
Question 7: What job would you never do no matter how much it paid?
I think this question should be wrapped up in a person’s life circumstance. For the homeless and destitute, their acceptable jobs would undoubtedly be bigger than mine. My hope for us all, no matter the circumstance, we would never take a job that required dishonesty and harm to other people. I am not one to take chances either, no matter the pay. So, my acceptable job list would leave out being an oil well driller, FBA agent, coal miner, construction worker, body guard, and bomb squad expert! I include even these off my list and are considered dangerous jobs: farming, ranching, and heavy truck driving.