If I Only Knew the Rules, Maybe I Could Win

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If I Only Knew the Rules, Maybe I Could Win

  1. 1. “ If Only I Knew the Rules Maybe I Could Win.” “ everything nobody told you” All rights reserved copyright 2000 joe paskewich lifeFAQS.org
  2. 2. A lifeFAQS.org Presentation All rights reserved copyright 2000 joe paskewich
  3. 3. It’s a big world out there <ul><li>Over 6 billion people in the world </li></ul><ul><li>300 million in the United States </li></ul>
  4. 4. … .but there’s only one you Used with permission from Boston Athletic Association
  5. 5. There is nobody else exactly like you!
  6. 6. So What Are You Going To Do?
  7. 7. … .like how would you like to be a millionaire? To start with you’re going to have to make a whole lot of money…
  8. 8. Ummm… ..Me a millionaire ?
  9. 9. That’s 100,000 of these bad boys….
  10. 10. … ..or 10,000 of these…
  11. 11. But it’s not all about money….. A person’s life does not consist in the abundance of their possessions…
  12. 12. “ If Only I Knew the Rules Maybe I Could Win.” “ everything nobody told you” All rights reserved copyright 2000 joe paskewich lifeFAQS.org
  13. 13. lifeFAQS.org “ If Only I Knew the Rules Maybe I could Win.” “ everything nobody told you”
  14. 14. Used with permission from Boston Athletic Association
  15. 15. Rule # 1: You’re going to spend a lot of money…..
  16. 16. How Much? <ul><li>Probably 1.6 million dollars over your lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s $40,000 a year for forty years. </li></ul><ul><li>Even that might not be enough. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Once you start working you’ll always remember April 15 th . SOURCE: USA TODAY
  18. 18. <ul><li>Earn $15,000 a year = $.18 a minute </li></ul><ul><li>Earn $30,000 a year = $.37 a minute </li></ul><ul><li>Earn $50,000 a year = $.56 a minute </li></ul><ul><li>Earn $70,000 a year = $.79 a minute </li></ul><ul><li>Earn $100,000 a year = $1.12 a minute </li></ul>How much is your time worth?
  19. 19. Another way to figure out salaries * The average work year is 2080 hours * The average work week is 40 hours * Multiply 2000 times your hourly wage
  20. 20. Stay on Target! You Can Do It!
  21. 21. <ul><li>Grew up in Milwaukee, second of five children </li></ul><ul><li>She was born with spina bifida </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors said she would always be dependent on her parents </li></ul>This is Jane Driscoll
  22. 22. <ul><li>That’s 26 miles. Try walking that! </li></ul><ul><li>Jean’s philosophy is “Dream Big, Work Hard.” </li></ul><ul><li>She has never allowed her life to be defined by boundaries and she wants others to realize their own potential. </li></ul><ul><li>She reminds people to not feel sorry for her for she has had an amazing array of experiences over the past 32 years. </li></ul>SOURCE: “Against the Wind” She has won seven consecutive Boston Marathons in the Wheelchair Division
  23. 23. You Can Make It! Stay in school and get as much training as you can!
  24. 24. “ If Only I Knew the Rules Maybe I Could Win.” “ everything nobody told you” All rights reserved copyright 2000 joe paskewich lifeFAQS.org
  25. 25. If you’re going to spend a lot of Money, you’re going need to earn a lot of Money. RULE # 2
  26. 26. King Solomon said, “The race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong. Nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned. But time and chance happen to them all.”
  27. 27. Some people dream of getting rich quick.
  28. 28. In this case the slow and steady Wins the race….
  29. 29. <ul><li>Knowledge (Know the Rules) </li></ul><ul><li>Training & Education </li></ul><ul><li>Work the Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to Work </li></ul><ul><li>“ If Only I Knew the Rules Maybe I Could Win.” </li></ul>
  30. 30. You Can Do It!
  31. 31. Stay in School and get as much training as you can.
  32. 32. You are uniquely you … There’s nobody else exactly like you…
  33. 33. So who are you?
  34. 34. You are uniquely you… There’s nobody else exactly like you…
  35. 35. What will you do with the possibilities?
  36. 36. Where People Work
  37. 39. RULE # 4 You’re going to need some training.
  38. 40. Income by level of training
  39. 42. Training Options <ul><li>On the Job Training (OJT) </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Career Schools </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><li>Self-employed / Entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  40. 44. RULE # 5 It will take TIME, MONEY and PLANNING to get where you want to go.
  41. 45. Rule # 6 A lot of people figure this is all for someone else <ul><li>Who told you couldn’t make it? </li></ul><ul><li>It might be that you ARE up against a lot! </li></ul><ul><li>Work the Plan and Plan to Work </li></ul>
  42. 46. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? <ul><li>Fill out the enclosed “follow-up” card </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our website www.lifeFAQS.org It’s All Free! </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with your teachers and counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with whoever will listen </li></ul><ul><li>Start checking out the possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our website www.lifeFAQS.org </li></ul>
  43. 47. Be sure to visit our community Blog “the most complete referral site of student career information on the web”

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