You do not want to waste your time making "lateral moves"
Either move forward and up, or stay where you are until you can move forward and up
One of my first mentors taught me this
His name was Bob
he had been reading my articles and facebook posts, and he offered me my first paid writing gig
I did't know him for very long, he died the next year in 2015
But he taught me some things
"Getting paid to work with weak dumbasses is never worth the money"
He also told me never to make "lateral moves"
"It either gets you ahead, or it gets you nowhere"
"If you're good, youre GOOD, so say you're good"
He hated false humility
I talked myself down ONE time around him, and he told me to STFU and unfuck myself immediately
I made reference ONE time in conversation that my Big 3 lifts were improving
"Son, I've trained high school boys who bench press 405 for reps
If you're not world class,
NO ONE GIVES A FUCK"
So fucking DO THAT"
He did not waste words at all
-I was only...23-24 when I met him, I was not who I am now obviously
I loved him for how HARSH he was
It wasn't malicious or vindictive
He simply brooked no shit
He didnt endure waste, laziness, or emotional bullshit
He got called an asshole constantly
That said, he also was very compassionate for the people he coached and mentored
They're also the most compassionate Men I know
That is not coincidence
Nice men are disgusting. Most of all the ones who pretend to care about everything and everyone
He was the catalyst that made me realize I have a inherent talent for writing and that I need to use that Gift
I wish I could still talk to him, I miss him