10 Jobs That Are a Bad Influence on Our Personality and How We Can Avoid Them

Bad Influence

According to sociological research, a person spends more than a third of their life working 40 hours a week. Of course, things that we do for such long periods influence us and our psychological features over time. Besides the positive aspects of our job, there’s also a negative side: a so-called professional personality deformation like when a businessman keeps checking his email on vacation or when a military serviceman continues commanding at home. TAJA KHABREIN describes how different jobs change our personality and gathers advice on how we can learn to switch from one activity to another, so we don’t become a prisoner of our work. Military servicemen A military serviceman’s job affects them as a person and even affects…

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How I Became My Own Boss By Age 25

How I Became My Own Boss By Age 25

I became my own boss by 25, but not in the way you think. I didn’t create an app on a napkin; didn’t launch a startup in a Seattle coffee shop; didn’t buy an organic farm. For me, being my own boss means setting my own priorities. It means autonomous income. It means leading my career on my own terms. But I didn’t take a “leap of faith” into being a self-employed writer. In fact, I didn’t leap at all. Instead, I took intentional steps that all but guaranteed my…

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Padma Shri awardee Karimul Haque from Bengal has saved more than 4k lives with his bike

bike ambulance

Karimul Haque lost his mother thirty years back because he could not afford an ambulance and no one helped him while taking her to the hospital. A few years down the lane, when his co-worker Azizul fell sick, Karimul was determined to make sure that history did not repeat itself. So, Karimul tied the man struggling for his life to his back and rode 50 km to the nearest hospital and saved his life. It was then that he decided his mission in life – to make sure that no one had to die due…

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The incredible story of Ravinder Thota, the phenol salesman who built a $33M IT company

the phenol salesman

Ravinder Thota hails from a small village in Telangana’s Warangal district. He lost his father at the age of three, and was raised by his mother who used to work on their small piece of agricultural land. He used to help his mother in the fields, while topping in school at every class. Until his ninth grade, he didn’t even have footwear to wear. Ravinder had realised early in life that the only way out of their poverty was the pursuit of education. He came to Hyderabad from his village…

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Rejected by DU, accepted by NASA, now on Forbes 30 Under 30: Tirthak Saha’s story

American Electric Power

Tirthak Saha, once a resident of Dwarka, Delhi, belongs to a humble family — his father is a school teacher and his mother works in the postal department. However, Tirthak, who works for American Electric Power (AEP), Indiana, which provides electricity to 5.4 million people in 11 states of the United States of America, has this year been included in the annual Forbes 30 under 30 list. Forbes 30 under 30 is a list of 600 successful people in business, with 30 each in 20 different industries. Tirthak secured his spot from among 15,000 nominations.…

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