Paleo day two of a picky eater

Today starts my second day on the Paleo diet. I already feel like I’m going through caffeine withdrawals, I’m a big soda drinker so that will be a little difficult giving up. Yesterday was my first day on the strict 30 days of Paleo. i just ate chicken and salad. I’m a little intimidated because I am a picky eater, I don’t like it when someone tells me “you can’t tell the difference” when I so can. Mashed cauliflower does not taste like mashed potatoes. Zucchini pasta seems like something I would like if made with the right things. Two things I want to find is where in my city do I find grass fed beef and the appropriate butter. Seeing Paleo recipes for Chili, tacos, and chicken wings makes me think it won’t be to hard. Searching online a lot of people seem to disagree on bacon and potatoes two things I like. Bacon I would like to be able to eat with eggs for breakfast. Those who advocate it’s ok say just get it uncured. When it comes to potatoes I’ll give them up thirty days. I only plan on being strict for thirty days see how I feel and adjust.

If anyone has tips or recipes for a picky eater let me know.

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An Idea for a Podcast

I have a concept of for a Podcast show for teachers. I’m pretty sure there are a few out there already or a ton. But I would like to focus on a concept of teaching outside the test. I want to give teachers a chance to talk about themselves but also about a subject, important figures, time period, an author, a book, movements, artist, so on and so forth. Let them talk about something they don’t have time to teach their kids. Give them an other place to reach kids and make a difference. Give them to challenge the way kids think as well as adults, the way the system is now a days. Is instead of teaching our kids critical thinking were teaching kids to just become another brick in the wall.

Blog 3 Working Hard for the Wrong People

 

 

Hard worker? I have always considered myself to be a hard worker. I get paid to do a job I accepted to take and I’m going to do my best. At a hotel I use to work I was responsible for setting up the complimentary  hot breakfast buffet. Usually potatoes, bacon or sausage, and scrambled eggs. I was also responsible for taking care of cleaning tables restocking silverware and napkins. And to the best of my ability get customers what they wanted, the GM told me “always have a smile and do everything the guest want” so I did. Their was also times when the cooks and dishwashers wouldn’t show up so I did their jobs too. When I worked at UPS I got loader of the month. I also got small rewards weekly for reaching company goals for miss loads (miss load goal was for 1 out 3000). I worked in the evening loading packages into the back of freight trucks and tractor trailers. 

 
Every place I have worked at co-workers and supervisors have told me I’m a hard worker. My problem is that I don’t work hard for myself, I don’t do the extra things that I should to make my life better. I went to school for marketing but I haven’t been able to market myself to get a job in the marketing department. I tried to go back to take classes In accounting but after flipping through an old book trying refresh myself before taking the next level I got board. But I should of gone to the library and made myself read and take notes. When looking for a job in marketing I just went on the Internet applied for different things, I should have gone to places and talked to people in person but I’m not comfortable with that.   I have some unreasonable fear of being rejected. I’m afraid of failure but you can’t succeed without failing can you. 
 
I have been studying social media and online marketing. Things I want to learn is some graphic design and web development. I work with my friend part-time and a lot of there business comes from the Internet Wallcovering.com. On my free time I have been listening to the Social Marketing Examiner podcast and similar podcast taking notes.  Finding ways to create more traffic to there website either thru Twitter and LinkedIn. I am interested in looking into google+ and other forms but I don’t know which ones. There’s a few books i want to read on the topic. Also some books that were recommended on the podcast Entrepreneur on Fire. That podcast is motivational, all these entrepreneurs share their fears and failures. Also they share their successes,  it’s nice to know your not the only with fears. Guest on Entrepreneur on Fire always say as bad as the failure is its never as bad as you think. They also encourage finding mentors which I am.
 
That’s it for now, feel free to post your own feelings and fears. Sometimes it better to put things down and out in the open makes it easier to deal with. Also post links to your page if you like.

Lasch’s thoughts Blog 2

Still uncategorized and I will be for awhile. I don’t know where I will take this blog. I might just end up using it to bitch about the world but I don’t want to yet. I’m trying to build up and not down.

So nothing is new for me right now, I’m trying to learn more about social media and marketing. I went to college for five years, three years at Hudson Valley Community College and two years at SUNY Plattsburgh and I ended up with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. I have been out of school for almost five years and haven’t had any work experience in Marketing.One of my problems is I get discouraged to easily and shut down from what I was trying to do. I need to work on myself confidence and learn not to take rejection personally but I don’t know how to do that yet. In college I should of taken more internships and built up my experience, their are all these jobs that say entry-level but you need 3 to 5 years of experience is required “Wtf”. But right now I am trying educate myself on social media marketing, trying to build a skill so when I go to interview and they ask me “how can you help our company” I can reply “Social media marketing is my expertise (it’s not yet but that’s what I want to work on) and it takes more than just being on the Facebook or LinkedIn. Those two sites can be great but they could just be wasting time using it. You have to find where your market is”. And just go on like that. I want to take a few classes on it.

My big problem is I Want to do different things but I don’t know how to focus? One week I want stay in Marketing the next week I want to be in real estate, and then next week I’ll think about going back to school for a masters and become a teacher or try stand-up. But going back to school does not interest me i want to go where I can work and learn. I Feel like I’m being a whiney little bitch but I’m typing this up so I have it written down and something to keep myself accountable. This week i have also been thinking I want to be my own boss and have my own business, I need to find my passion into something but i just don’t know what. Maybe I should try meditation clear my head and organize my thoughts. If anyone reads my blog and has advise please feel free share or if they have similar feelings please comment.

“Blog 1” Where to Start?

This my first blog I have started. I don’t know what the theme is for my blog is just yet and I don’t even know if I’ll keep it going. Everyone has opinions and stories so I wonder why anyone would care about what I have to say?

A little background about myself, my name is Mike and right now I am 27 years old working a college writing parking tickets. I grew up in the Albany area of New York. I’m not doing what I thought I would be doing 4 years ago when I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. My problem is I am extremely shy and talking to people is difficult for me, so why did I go to school for marketing which is all about people?Another problem is I’m a little slow it took me 5 years to get a 4 years degree. Some of that is I didn’t know what I wanted to do. One year I gave philosophy a shot but I didn’t think it was going to get me a job so I switched back to marketing. I also can’t really make up my mind in what I want to do. Sometimes I think I want to try to take the LSAT or go back to school to become a history teacher.

I went for a marketing degree because I wanted to be in advertising coming up with concepts and strategies. Find the target market and design ad campaigns to build a brand and attracts our intended audience to bur our product or services. I like the creative side of Marketing. In one class I developed an ad campaign for Coke-cola, the theme was to have coke be the alternative to drinking alcohol “Have a Coke and drive home safely”. One creative aspect in marketing that I like to get into to research and try is copy writing. Write about how great a product or service is how it will improve people’s life or lifestyles a product that will make a job around the house or business easier to do get it published in a catalog of industry magazine.

One lesson I have learned is I should have taken more internships in college so I could build experience, not just for the entry-level positions that require 2 to 3 years of experience but for myself. To build my own confidence so I can go into an interview and say I than take on this job and any other challenges that come my way. Another lesson is try to find an industry you are interested in, whether its restaurants, steel, cars, entertainment, or etc.I need to set goals and not be afraid to talk to people and ask them for help. My goal with this blog for right now is to make myself accountable set tasks and make sure I complete them so I can get to the level I want to be. I’m a work in progress and so are my writing so bear with me.