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Old 04-30-2018, 09:08 AM   #41  
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Long before we evolved a brain capable of speech, our evolutionary predecessors had the need to make decisions just as we do today. They needed to decide whether to attack or run, whether to eat something or pass it by, etc. The very primitive brain they were using still exists within our modern brain and it has been honed via evolution, since the poor decision makers did not survive. The problem is that it developed prior to our capacity for speech and exists closer to the spine where it works on a lower level. This primitive decision making part of our brain communicates with us in a primitive way... the "gut feeling" we all talk about when we're trying to make a decision. Many major decisions are better left to the "gut feeling" you get, uncomplicated and unconfused by logic and arguments. Think of it like a reflex action that moves your hand away from a flame before you can even realize there's a problem. When Yow AV8R says "I am in the early stages of the career but know that the career is not right for me." that's all the further you need to go. When you know, you know. Get constructive finding a better match and your outlook will improve as soon as you begin the search. Good luck!
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Long before we evolved a brain capable of speech, our evolutionary predecessors had the need to make decisions just as we do today. They needed to decide whether to attack or run, whether to eat something or pass it by, etc. The very primitive brain they were using still exists within our modern brain and it has been honed via evolution, since the poor decision makers did not survive. The problem is that it developed prior to our capacity for speech and exists closer to the spine where it works on a lower level. This primitive decision making part of our brain communicates with us in a primitive way... the "gut feeling" we all talk about when we're trying to make a decision. Many major decisions are better left to the "gut feeling" you get, uncomplicated and unconfused by logic and arguments. Think of it like a reflex action that moves your hand away from a flame before you can even realize there's a problem. When Yow AV8R says "I am in the early stages of the career but know that the career is not right for me." that's all the further you need to go. When you know, you know. Get constructive finding a better match and your outlook will improve as soon as you begin the search. Good luck!
Or, maybe, the ones that are finally successful are that ones that don't quit when they feel like quitting. I don't know. I'll tell you on the day I retire.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:37 AM   #43  
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Or, maybe, the ones that are finally successful are that ones that don't quit when they feel like quitting. I don't know. I'll tell you on the day I retire.
It is the aspects of success that become more endearing with age, never the job itself. I hate what I do but there is no way I can afford to leave at this point.
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What's the issue? Do you suck at flying or just not love it? What kind of flying Job do you have.

I spent about 2 years looking at jobs outside the industry and I discovered.

1) I don't want to collect the debt of law school
2) I don't want to spend the time in school getting my Phd
3) I don't have the dick for porn
4) I don't have the abs for dancing
5) flying companies keep giving me interviews

I gave in and went to a flight department for a Fortune 500. People are nice and the pay is great and the schedule okay so I can continue my own real estate investing business on the side.
Do yourself a favor and donít go to law school. Speaking from experience...

Additionally, I think people really underestimate the effect debt (especially student loans) has on your decisions and options. Doing things as debt free as possible is a huge plus wherever you can. All of my flying and flight training has been pay as you go to avoid loans. Life is stressful enough without a bunch of payments.
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Do yourself a favor and donít go to law school. Speaking from experience...

Additionally, I think people really underestimate the effect debt (especially student loans) has on your decisions and options. Doing things as debt free as possible is a huge plus wherever you can. All of my flying and flight training has been pay as you go to avoid loans. Life is stressful enough without a bunch of payments.
Iím not sure about that...my niece and her husband are both lawyers. Their co-op in NYC is worth darn near everything I earned driving planes around.

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Iím not sure about that...my niece and her husband are both lawyers. Their co-op in NYC is worth darn near everything I earned driving planes around.

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I didnít say the money isnít good, but what it takes to earn it isnít worth it my friend.
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I didnít say the money isnít good, but what it takes to earn it isnít worth it my friend.
Dirty business for sure.
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All depends, get a job with a big city law firm, they will pay well but expect late nights and lots of billable hours. High stress environment to be sure. On the other hand, you can take the route I chose and start your own practice. You can make a nice living as your own boss while working less then 40 hours a week.

Also, I think it's worth mentioning that a law degree can open the door to many different employment opportunities in government and the private sector, many of which have nothing to do with the courtroom or litigation. My friend works for a securities company as their legal counsel and makes a ton of money working 9-5.
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Or you could be the chief at AmTrak.......
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I am in the early stages of the career but know that the career is not right for me.

I am just having trouble changing my career because it is hard to tell everyone especially my parents who paid for my training/schooling.

Part of my issue is I know that switching over to sales/business isn't going to be smooth. I sort of have a plan, but the issue is i need to stay at my parents home because i want to move back to my hometown with no money.

even without these problems i am sure people will ask why i am making the change with something i appear to be passionate about. truth is am not anymore.

any tips or personal experiences would help me out


Youíre coming on a pilot board asking for advice on not wanting to be a pilot. My advice is to get off the forum and search the forums of whatever it is you think youíre going to do that gives you the same money and time off. Good luck.


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