Doing a Job I Don’t Like in 100 Days

by | Dec 11, 2020 | 100+ Days | 0 comments

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Thanks to the email “100 Days” from Nathan Barry, The Lam Art decided that The Lam will make a challenge: “Doing Jobs I Don’t Like in 100 Days”.

In 100 days, I will do every job I used to hate before. Let’s see what will change after 100 days.

Day 01 | 11/12/2020

I do not like writing

Sound weird. I want to be a novelist but I hate writing?

You got me. I hate writing for money. I hate writing for clients.

I just want to write fiction. I just want to get lost in my fictional forest, where all my characters belong.

But money talks. I need money.

So… let do what I do not like most: writing for money.

Day 02 | 12/12/2020

I do not like writing. Again.

Today is Saturday. This morning, I woke up at 8 am.

I pulled myself sitting on the chair to write 9 short Facebook ads.

I whispered to self: “I don’t like it, I don’t like it, I don’t like it…”

But it’s too enough to live in my dream. It’s time to go back to reality.

I, as share on this blog yesterday, kept my mind blank, began typing….

Thanks to my effort, the job was done at the end of the day.

Kudos! Now it was the time to go outside for food.

I did do the job I didn’t like. Day 2. What an achievement!

Day 03 | 14/12/2020

Have I told you that I do not like writing?

I’m on fixing pieces of content I’ve written before. I do not like it. Fixing content. I do not like it. Repairing for mistake I don’t create.

But I’m on it, 100%.

I will do what I do not like.

I open Youtube, turn on my favorite song “My heart will go on” (covered by 2 CELLOS).

Then let my mind blank. No hate, no love. If hate arises, I will watch it. Then write. Do not think. Just write.

Day 04 | 16/12/2020

Dealing with others demand.

Heck, I don’t like being demanded.

But there’s a thing I can’t escape while working.

So let’s face with it.

I took a deep breath, then told my co-worker over the earphone:

“What else do you want? Tell me. I’ll find ways to do it.”

Day 05 | 17/12/2020

I do not like brief visual content.

Visual somehow is my weakness while working as a marketer. It was why I HATEEE it!!

OMG, do it anyway. Meditate, then being in no emotion state, then get the job done anyway.

Day 06 | 21/12/2020

I do not like quarelling about money.

I had a quarel with clients about money. I didn’t like seeing myself quarelling for some dollars. I didn’t know about ya, but I considered myself more valuable than some dollars.

But benefits was benefit, anyway. I did not like it but I had to do it.

Day 07 | 22/12/2020

I do not like Russian Alphabet.

The Cryllic alphabet system drives me crazy… When I’ve been crazy enough with Arabic, Chinese and Hindi.

But I wrote anyway. Trust, by verify… Writing in blank mind.

Day 08 | 23/12/2020

I do not like focus.

I lost focus all the time. I couldn’t focus on anything more than 1 minute.

I had to deal with it. Face it, slowly fix it.

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