How do you think that well-known experts became recognized as experts? They focused on something that was interesting to them; they mastered the literature; and they develop their own experience so that they could make their own contribution. The result is a self-reinforcing process. The more you see, the greater the experience and expertise, the more you see.
I know how to take it off and keep it off.
Two. Hundred. Pounds. I’ve kept the weight off for over forty years.
This makes me an expert.
Reprinted from Annals of Internal Medicine.
The researchers found that people who believe that passion comes from pleasurable work were less likely to feel that they had found their passion (and were more likely to want to leave their job) as compared with people who believe that passion comes from doing what you feel matters. Perhaps this is because there is a superficiality and ephemerality to working for sheer pleasure–what fits the bill one month or year might not do so for long–whereas working towards what you care about is a timeless endeavour that is likely to stretch and sustain you indefinitely. The researchers conclude that their results show “the extent to which individuals attain their desired level of work passion may have less to do with their actual jobs and more to do with their beliefs about how work passion is pursued.”
Nice article. You can read it here.
But the entire premise of the article is wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.
You don’t find God.
God finds You.
The Authors Guild’s 2018 Author Income Survey, the largest survey of writing-related earnings by American authors ever conducted finds incomes falling to historic lows to a median of $6,080 in 2017, down 42 percent from 2009.
The Authors Guild surveyed its membership and the members of 14 other writers organizations in 2018, receiving detailed responses from 5,067 authors. This included traditionally, hybrid and self-published authors who have commercially published one or more books. When discussing median incomes, the survey looked at both full-time and part-time authors.
The respondents reported a median author income of $6,080, continuing a sharp decline over the last decade: $8,000 in 2014 and $10,500 in 2009 (per the Authors Guild’s 2015 Survey), down again from $12,850 in 2007, as reported in a joint Authors Guild/PEN survey.
Earnings from book income alone fell even more, declining 21 percent to $3,100 in 2017 from $3,900 in 2013 and just over 50 percent from 2009’s median book earnings of $6,250.
The survey showed a shift in book earnings to other writing-related activities, such as speaking engagements, book reviewing or teaching. Including those sources, respondents who identified themselves as full-time book authors still only earned a median income of $20,300, well below the federal poverty line for a family of three or more.
Add writer to the list of occupations to steer your grandchildren away from.
I am a non-professional non-paid writer. And professional writers don’t make much more than I do writing.
Read the entire article here.
- I can’t learn new things.
- I am less productive.
- I take more time off sick.
- I will retire and leave the organization.
- I am overqualified.
For obvious reasons I loved this article.
The stereotypes of older workers persist. May you live long enough to understand the truth.
- I learn something new every day.
- I am as productive in my work currently as I was years ago.
- I haven’t taken a sick day off in years.
- I will eventually retire and leave but not just yet, and
- YES I AM OVERQUALIFIED. You’re getting a helluva lot of experience and expertise CHEAP.
For many people, hand strength declines with age, especially if arthritis sets in, making it hard to go about daily tasks. A study published in 2017 in Arthritis & Rheumatology estimated that the overall lifetime risk of hand osteoarthritis is close to 40 percent, with twice as many women as men developing it. People who are obese are also more susceptible—possibly because obesity increases chronic low-level inflammation, which contributes to joint damage.
All of a sudden I’m paying more attention to those infomercials that are selling electric jar openers. An older friend recommended naproxen sodium. I’m thinking exercise, thus the link to this short informative article.