Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Loading... Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

  1. #11
    Skithiryx is offline PUA in Training
    Points: 267, Level: 5
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 33
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    7 days registered250 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Daytona Beach
    Posts
    84
    Points
    267
    Level
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    I used to take expensive classes to get a career in Computer Animation but that stopped after the second semester (netting me a 20k debt). So I had to switch majors to a more realistic approach; I chose to aim at Nursing so I could become a Nurse Anethesist (the ones that put you to sleep for surgery). They are sorely needed and make an average of 100k a year. Have you thought of changing your major to something better? A choice that will actually get you a job?

    Pick an awesome career, like the Nurse Anethesist, because that would give you a great pay check and a serious dhv.

  2. #12
    Cody's Avatar
    Cody is offline PUA All Star (RETIRED)
    Points: 23,461, Level: 94
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 889
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social10000 Experience Points31 days registered
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    CF, IA
    Posts
    1,097
    Points
    23,461
    Level
    94
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    994

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Are you happy though?

    I've switched from History to Communication to English Literature. I'm a kick ass writer when I want to be, but jobs in writing aren't easy to come by. I kept changing from a promising to career to ultimately something that just made me happy.

    Something, "Better?" That's a little bias, don't you think?
    Wondering where I am now? Check out my latest project:


  3. #13
    Skithiryx is offline PUA in Training
    Points: 267, Level: 5
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 33
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    7 days registered250 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Daytona Beach
    Posts
    84
    Points
    267
    Level
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Something, "Better?"

    I don't remember reading what your major is. I used the word "better" because I know that there are schools that charge massive amounts of money for a career that you might not get.

    Are you happy though?

    I'm still a student, but I am happy taking these classes.

  4. #14
    Cody's Avatar
    Cody is offline PUA All Star (RETIRED)
    Points: 23,461, Level: 94
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 889
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social10000 Experience Points31 days registered
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    CF, IA
    Posts
    1,097
    Points
    23,461
    Level
    94
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    994

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Oh okay.

    Yeah, I mean if I hadn't gone straight from high school into college things would be different. If I had taken time off first I would have gotten a two year degree; interactive digital communication or web design. Something along those lines. Now I'm paying university admission and it's rough, but I'm pretty late in the game to change my major again.

    I don't mind doing something outside of my field of study though. Most people end up doing that anymore anyways. Especially with all the stuff I've studied about influence because of Pickup. I assume I could make decent commission.
    Wondering where I am now? Check out my latest project:


  5. #15
    FauxPas is offline PUA Forums Respected Contributor
    Points: 1,086, Level: 18
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 14
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Seattle, Wa.
    Posts
    111
    Points
    1,086
    Level
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    55

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Cody hello. FauxPas here. You are not in debt! You have just invested seed money in a phenomenal new ground floor company! Your education is an investment in you! But, when you take that 60,000 and compare it to future incoming cash flow it will be a drop in the bucket. Suck it up and charge forward. When you look back you'll be happy that you did. Your education will help in the long run in your professinal endeavours, and as you know PUA helps in personal endeavours! Oh and here's a little bit of advice on future job outlooks. Granted this slow down is big, but it will come back, it always does, it always has, it always will. Times will become good again and people will forget about the bad. We will all get caught up in it and act like slow times will never touch us again. They will, everything is cyclical. It always seems to happen just before a decade, and a couple of years after. Here in Seattle we might be little more sensitive to boom or busts because of Boeing. However over the last 20 or so years the high tech arena has helped to soften the blows, but Boeing still plays a role. Now I'm just rambling Cody, keep your eyes on the prize, that's you! You ever have any question just message me, it would be an honor to speak to such a rising star! Good luck, and good vibes. Ciao, FauxPas.

  6. #16
    FauxPas is offline PUA Forums Respected Contributor
    Points: 1,086, Level: 18
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 14
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Seattle, Wa.
    Posts
    111
    Points
    1,086
    Level
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    55

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    FauxPas here again! I honestly do not believe it matters what you get your degree in. What matter's is you have a degree. I dare say all my buddies who got their degrees in "whatever" are all doing something unrelated. The degree will get you in the door, it's like a secret handshake. It's you who will decide where it takes you! Good luck, and good vibes! Ciao, FauxPas.

  7. #17
    arjuna is offline Aspiring PUA
    Points: 111, Level: 2
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 39
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    100 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2
    Points
    111
    Level
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Hi there Cody,

    Just wanted to offer you some words of encouragement... I'm 38-years-old, and I'm making a return to the world of PUAs after a long absence... I was into this stuff about 8 years ago, but then I met an amazing woman and, having done quite a bit of 'sowing my seeds', I decided to go monogamous... life changes though and eventually the relationship had to end, so I'm back in the game... Anyway, I know things can seem pretty daunting sometimes, especially when you have a ton of debt... like others have said, that debt is an investment in you though, and in a few years time when you're working and earning well, it won't seem so overwhelming... what's more, as inflation changes the price of living and salaries respond accordingly, what seems like a huge debt now can come to seem like much less... I can remember when I first found the world of PUAs I had no self-confidence whatsoever, and I can testify to the fact that it will boost your self-confidence in all areas of your life, and that will affect your job possibilities and your earning potential too...

    On another note, if you do go and spend some years abroad, you might want to use the opportunity to settle your debts for much less than you owe - it may not be entirely ethical, but when you go to live in another country the bank worries that you'll never come back and as a result they become a lot more flexible should you offer to settle the debt... Obviously the best option to to make a good living and pay it all back, but it's something to keep in mind...

    Good luck my friend ... you're gonna be just fine,
    Lucas

  8. #18
    Bumac is offline PUA in Training
    Points: 507, Level: 10
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 43
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    500 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    45
    Points
    507
    Level
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Hey man, I'm late to the party again but I just wanted to chime in about the school and military thing. School = good, even if people sometimes think otherwise. I live a few states to the west of you and in my area the difference in having a degree and not is about 20k a year. To pay everything off just make sure that you budget properly. Its going to be super tempting to live large when you start getting bigger paychecks, and its totally OK to treat yourself, but if you are currently living off of say $1k a month and suddenly start getting paid 3K a month you can either live the 3k a month life, or live the 2k a month life and pay off your debt in 5 years. You seem pretty smart and as a PUA you have to have some discipline so I don't think this will be a problem for you.

    Regarding the military...don't do it. I was in for 6 years because I saw all of the old movies and ads and stuff and believed the Army would be like on the big screen. It wasn't. You'll find a few really awesome people and definitely pick up some useful skills and training, but my experience was that most people I came across weren't worth the time to get to know and yet you're stuck working with them day in and day out. That being said there are some good opportunities, and if you have a good brain you can move up the ranks pretty easily. (if you do decide to join shoot me a message and I'll give you more info)

    Anyhow, from what I can tell from your posts I think you'll do fine. I know life looks pretty insane at this point, but its a fun ride and college will be both fun and worth the time, effort and money.

  9. #19
    Skippy is offline Aspiring PUA
    Points: 126, Level: 2
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 24
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    100 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    14
    Points
    126
    Level
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Cody I joined up just to give some advice. DO stay in school. DO set ambitious goals. DO set deadlines.

    I was from a shitty little town, no one in my family had been to college/uni and I was determined to be different. I did join the military after college and it was great, but don't stay too long as the pay sucks.

    I'm 39 now and when I was 25 my goals were to be making 100k by 30, 150k by 35 and 200k by 40. I exceeded all those financial goals by a fair margin and managed to get just about everything else as well: Beautiful wife, couple of great kids, travel first class around the world for business often, etc

    BUT if I had taken my mums advice ( she wanted me to be a butcher.....) or just followed my high school crowd, I'd still be stuck in that sh1tty town with no money or prospects. You can have it all my friend, don't believe you can't. Education is the first step, the next opportunity will present itself. I did psychology at college and then once I had a job got the company to pay for business degrees on top. The rest snowballed from there.

    I also recommend get a job overseas, you get a premium once you have international experience.

    Cheers

    Skippy

  10. #20
    Francis is offline Aspiring PUA
    Points: 105, Level: 2
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 45
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    100 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    4
    Points
    105
    Level
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Need Life Advice From Those Who Are Older

    Make a book. Transfer to e-book. I will buy that defiantly.


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. new and Need Help and advice on life
    By AFCforeveralone in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 4
    Last Thread: 07-26-2012, 04:24 PM
  2. older PUA advice
    By EverythingZen in forum Members Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Thread: 04-03-2012, 02:58 PM
  3. Need some life assuring advice, please.
    By pichow in forum General Questions
    Replies: 12
    Last Thread: 12-02-2011, 01:55 PM
  4. needing advice about texting older girl
    By keepurcool in forum Online And Text Game
    Replies: 0
    Last Thread: 06-03-2011, 05:25 PM
  5. Seeking advice on how to respond back to this older girl
    By Steel-O in forum Online And Text Game
    Replies: 0
    Last Thread: 03-29-2011, 06:40 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
DMCA.com