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Want to escape the rat race? STOP CHASING THE CHEESE!

Want to escape the rat race? STOP CHASING THE CHEESE!

Seriously, I hear people all the time complain about how bad they want to escape the rat race. But they keep chasing the cheese and staying in the race. Why?

Because people are more focused on the image they can project to the outside world by accumulating prestigious, material possessions. Just go on any social media site and you’ll find people who seek the approval of others.The main-underlying problem is EGO. Ego has separated families, and ego has caused many people to lose sight of what’s REALLY important in life and what REALLY matters. Empathy and sympathy has been replaced with ego and pride.

Do you really feel like material possessions will present you with a better life? Let’s humble down and take a step back. You have to remember that everything good that happens in life first starts from within. Don’t let your ego be your downfall because I have witnessed it first-hand a number of times.

Is it bad to have material possessions? Definitely not. Everyone at some point in their lives would like to experience having nice things. But the problem arises once you allow these things to get to your head.

The worst feeling in life is being caught up in the matrix with no goal, dream or vision. This is what curates a slave. What good is it to wake up early everyday, and rush to work in rush hour traffic, working and slaving to help someone else accomplish their dreams?? You MUST have a GOAL, A DREAM, A VISION. Only then is it not so bad. Unless you have these 3 things, you are living the life of a robot. Sorry but it’s the truth.

Don’t be a victim of the matrix for the rest of your life.  Escape the rat race because the grass may not always be greener on the other side, but you’ll never know unless you take a peek over the fence and LOOK.  My dad always told me that life is divided up into 3 different paths. The path of Career, the path of talent, and the path of fun. 

The Path of Career– This is your main career path that you should strive to establish.  Whether this involves going to college or not, whether you learned it in a brick & mortar or are completely self taught. Whether it’s more technical, or more artsy. The Path of Career is your main source of income to provide you with a living and help you cover your finances. This can also be called “The Fallback”. When everything else fails, this is the fallback that you ‘land on’. The foundation to help get yourself back on your feet. This is your Plan A.

The Path of Talent– Everyone in this world is born with some kind of natural gift. EVERYONE….the only setback is that not everyone discovers this gift. If you already have a talent that you know you’re good at, this is what you probably spend part of  your free-time doing. When the career aspects have dwindled down for the day/week, you take time aside to focus on your passion. Which ultimately helps propel you through life as it brings you an abundance of joy and challenges. In some cases it may not provide you with money and that’s completely ok. Money doesn’t always have to be a factor with talents. However, if money is something that you look forward to as a result of such talents, it WILL come eventually. The trick is to not focus on it so much, and let the universe work it’s magic so that the money will present itself to you when you least expect it.

The Path of Fun- This is pretty much self-explanatory. Everyone has something that they enjoy doing strictly for the sole-purpose of ‘fun’. Whether it’s going to the movies, riding a bike, traveling, sky diving, whatever. FUN is very important in life as it keeps your dendrites tingling and reminds you that life doesn’t always have to be lived in black and white. Fun is where the ‘color’ shines. So have at it!

-PeoplesBrain

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Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

HIGHEST PAYING JOBS WITH NO COLLEGE DEGREE

I’ve often been told from time to time that entering a skilled trade career is the best way to go if you have no post-secondary education past High School, or even if you didn’t even finish High School. Many of us aren’t happy with our current day jobs, whether the reasons for that are personal or financial.  Not to mention many of us have no jobs at all.  And then there’s the remnant us who aren’t even sure what we want to do with tour lives. All in all, we’re striving to provide a better life for ourselves and our families. They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but it’s for damn sure more comfortable to cry in a new car, than on a bicycle. No worries though, because if there’s a will, there’s always a way. Maybe you want to afford to buy a new house. Maybe you want to save more money or build up enough funds for investing? Perhaps travel the world? Maybe you want a job that REQUIRES travel around the world? What if I told you there are actually Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree?

Do not fall for the myth that you’ll only be successful if you finish college because common sense, various statistics and real world examples prove otherwise.

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

And don’t forget the painstaking amount of debt you’d be evading. Now if you still seek the degree,  believe me there are a number of alternatives to obtaining a college degree without dealing with the back splash to an extent. In addition, maybe the profession you desire strictly REQUIRES  a college degree. But there’s a reason why you came across this article in the first place right? Now of course college isn’t a negative impulse and it can grant you with knowledge and an unforgettable experience, but it’s simply not for everyone. Hell, it wasn’t for me. In my own experience, I walked down the traditional path of ‘college is the way’ and although I’ve created some wonderful memories, it just didn’t quite work out for me. In fact, college to me was more of a ‘fun factor’, that also taught me some very valuable lessons on life in general. Ultimately, I instead chose a different path which consisted of racking up real world experience with various jobs, self-made projects, collaborations and skill targeted certifications. This all stems from being a self-taught programmer as a teen, and from then on I expanded my expertise. As a result-not only have I worked comfortable paying jobs at a young age, but overtime I acquired hands on, in-demand skills that could help me reach horizons. Not only that but I am self employed with good spending habits and am able to live comfortably off of my own income in unison with my lifestyle. But what if I told you that you could make a healthy salary with no education past High School?  What if I told you that the majority of these high paying careers pay all the way up to $300k+? Here, I have compiled a long list of the highest paying jobs with no college degree needed…

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree-
(obviously with the exception of training, extended training, security clearance and/or a cert. or 2 for some careers…) Google any of the jobs listed below for more info and pay-scales. 

2 stars “**” (next to it means that it includes guaranteed travel)
3 stars “***” (next to it means it is a top paying job)

WELDER/ UNDERWATER WELDER***
PROGRAMMER (one of my professions!)**
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
SERVER/BARTENDER (in the right city)
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
IT RECRUITER
PC TECHNICIAN  (I’m certified in this)
POWER-PLANT OPERATOR
LAND SURVEYING
CURRENCY/STOCK TRADER (one of my professions)***
LIFE-GUARDING
START A BUSINESS!!!**
SPORTSMAN
SALES**
SOFTWARE/WEB DEVELOPMENT**
PRO-GAMER/STREAMER/YOUTUBER
PUBLIC TRANSIT
REAL ESTATE**
RESTAURANT MANAGER
3D ANIMATOR
TRUCK DRIVER
INSURANCE
LONGSHOREMAN (Union Job)
UNDERGROUND TUBE DRIVER (Union job)
CONSTRUCTION
SECURITY
PLUMBING
ELECTRICIAN
UPS DRIVER
SALESMAN
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
GARBAGEMAN (The dirty jobs tend to get paid alot more than you’d think due to the fact that people think they’re too ‘purdy’ and ‘smart’ for dirty jobs such as this one….)
CAD DRAFTING
BLOGGER (includes travel!)**
LPN (LICENCED PRACTICAL NURSE)
ANYTHING TO DO WITH OIL & GAS***
WALLSTREET ESCORT***
PARALEGAL
REALTOR***
HAIR STYLIST
CULINARY
RESIDENTIAL WINDOW CLEANING (Especially in a wealthy area/neighborhood)
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE***
FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER FITTER
TELECOM
PARTS-MAN APPRENTICESHIP
ANY ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: Att, Cisco, HP, Apple, Microsoft, EMC, NetApp, Oracle, VM ware, Symantec, Intel, Amd, IBM, Lenovo, CommVault, Acer, Toshiba, Sony.
AUDIO ENGINEER/MUSIC PRODUCER (hobby of mine)
AIR FRAME AND POWER-PLANT MECHANIC
IT MANAGER & CONSULTANT
SEWER MAINTENANCE (see Garbageman above)
ENGLISH TEACHER**
CHILDCARE**
SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR**
ENTREPRENEUR**
PHOTOGRAPHER** (hobby of mine)
US TAX ADMINISTRATION
GADGET REPAIR (phones, tablets, various devices…)
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (great starting pay and fast rises in the pay grade)
STRIP CLUB MANAGER
ELECTRICAL LINEMAN
HVAC
POLICEMAN
ICE ROAD TRUCKER
SELF EMPLOYMENT/FREELANCING**
PROJECT MANAGING ENGINEER
CONSULTANT
JOURNEYMAN**
PIPE-FITTER
TRAIN CONDUCTOR (for the railroad)***
RESTAURANT SERVER**
TECHNICAL WRITER
SYSTEM ADMIN (what I went to college for)
CREATE A JOB
FEDERAL BUILDING SECURITY
SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR
MOVIES (ON SET, EDITING OR COMPUTER WORK)**
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
BUSINESS ANALYST
CAR SALES***
FREIGHT BROKERAGE
BABYSITTING
SCAFFOLD BUILDER AND PAINTER
Ever seen the show “DEADLIEST CATCH“? These men work in nightmarish weather conditions catching king crabs. In retrospect, they catch gobs of money as well… ***
POKER DEALER**
FIREMAN
RAILROAD
HACKER (White-hat/ethical)**  *smirk*
AUTOMOTIVE
CHEMICAL OPERATOR***
EMS
MORTGAGE BROKER***
DRAFTSMEN
AIRLINE PILOT (yes, years and years of training  with no degree needed but high paying once accomplished)***
LANDSCAPING
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
ELEVATOR TECHNICIAN
SOFTWARE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER***
GLAZIER
INVESTMENT ADVISOR/FINANCIAL PLANNER
BIO-MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
PAINTER
REALTOR
DRAFTING AND DESIGN
PHOTOCOPIER TECHNICIAN
PLANT OPERATOR***
BOUNTY HUNTER
PEST CONTROL
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
NAVAL NUCLEAR ENGINEER***
EKG TECHNICIAN
CONSTRUCTION FLAGGER (easy money…)
DATA CENTER TECHNICIAN
GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR***
BLACKSMITH/FARRIER
PARAMEDIC
COAL MINE***
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE ADJUSTER
CREMATOR
LOCKSMITH
VIDEO GAME DESIGNER
THE CORAL BUSINESS
ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKER
CONVEYOR TECHNICIAN
WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
SOFTWARE/APP DEVELOPER**
SEO PROFESSIONAL**
TUGBOAT CAPTAIN*** (Easily the HIGHEST paid of the list)
CORRECTIONS OFFICER
ACTUARY
MORTGAGE PROCESSOR
HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
BILL COLLECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
BANQUET CAPTAIN (at large hotels)
JOURNALIST
DRYWALL REPAIR
PLC/PAC PROGRAMMING *FOR ROBOTICS*
DENTAL TECHNICIAN
FREIGHT DOCK WORKERS
RETAIL MANAGEMENT
SURGICAL TECH
TELEPHONE ENGINEER
DRYWALL ESTIMATOR
FIRE ALARM TECHNICIAN
MAILMAN

Hopefully by scrolling through the above list, you have a broader idea of what you are trying to achieve career-wise. This is the best list I could find of Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree. All of the jobs listed above are real, high in demand jobs that will hire anyone with vision and a pulse…. You just have to do the research and homework on your own to become better informed on such careers. Don’t give up people, many times when you feel like you’ve exhausted all options, you come across people, opportunities, or articles like this helping you reach the next step. You have two paths in life, you either take the path of loath and regret, ‘wishing’ you did something sooner, or you believe that there is a staircase waiting for you in which you take that next step.

The worst mistake you can make in life however….is believing that the way the rules are set now is the ONLY way it can be. Don’t fall for that!

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-PeoplesBrain

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