31 DJFJS Day 23: Comparison


No two job searches are the same. People are different so job searching will be different. People with a highly specialized field will most likely land a job faster.

Then there are people like me who have no specialized experience but have seized the opportunity to learn various fields. While doing so allowed me to develop different skills, it also can be interpreted as a lack of “focus.” I never had a clear game plan for my career.

It will take me longer to land than someone else.  Trust me, if I could go back in time my college education would be very different.

The worst thing I can do is to compare my career with someone else’s. It is very, very difficult not to compare. As Theodore Roosevelt said:

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” 

Whether in career, house, clothing, car or any area of life, comparison is a thief. It is why I have cleaned up my Facebook feed and only see people that do not live a lifestyle of bragging and boasting about their bucket list accomplishments. (There will be a post dealing with bucket lists in the future.)

Here are some Bible verses for you and me to keep in mind the temptation strikes to compare job search and careers.

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

Galatians 6:4-5

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
    but envy makes the bones rot.

Proverbs 14:30

10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant[a] of Christ.

Galatians 1:10


Thankful for the days I succeed in not comparing my life, career and/or job search with anyone else.

31 DJFJS Day 22: Music



I’m still at the library working on this series. The musical inspiration is “Gonna Fly Now” the theme from Rocky. I have it in the replay mode on my Kindle.

Besides reading inspiration, I need musical inspiration to help inspire me to move forward with my job search.

This short  list is a mix of songs from several musical genres because variety is the spice of life.

  • Gonna Fly Now – Theme from Rocky
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor, Theme from Rocky III (wish Stallone would have stopped the series with this movie.)
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Elvis version (a religious experience)
  • Jordan Feliz – The River
  • Impossible – Building 429
  • Amazing Grace – Il Divo
  • 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redmond
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin
  • Anything by Beethoven, Bach and Mozart

Oh, and one other final song that made the playlist Wednesday night –

Not only are the Cleveland Indians the American League Champions, but all us job searchers are champions because we also keep fighting until the end.




Thankful that God is using various ways to slowly get the inspiration for blog posts flowing again.





31 DJFJS Day 21: Resiliency

Another rainy day in Ohio and I’m feeling a little frustrated with this job search. Until Paula, the Community Manager for WorkItDaily,  posted this in our private Facebook group. Wow! Powerful video with a message I needed to hear.

What is your Why? If you do not know, this book will help. 


Thankful for this video, WorkItDaily, Paula and most of all Buster Douglas – thank you for getting back up.

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