It’s embarrassing to discuss my struggles with money. For me at least, it’s harder to talk about money than sex, religion, or politics because it forces me to address my deep insecurity regarding how I might be perceived based on my “economic status.” Maybe some think I’m audacious for trying to make a living as a vlogger but I’ve got to stand up for my desire because I want to live in the kind of world where people can make money fulfilling their dreams.
*Only death & illness are harder for me to discuss
*I’m not “good at” money & I fight with my self-esteem when contemplating my financial life
*What it means to love one’s job
*Free talking…upfront….sharing thoughts
*The temptation to envy those who earn more money
*My financial difficulties are, to a tremendous degree, my fault…I take responsibility for it
*I like being upfront about things that matter to me
*If there are people out there getting paid for things they want to get paid for then why shouldn’t I try to get paid for what I want to get paid for?
*Talking about money makes me so nervous I trip over my words
*Remember when we had to pay much more for video content?
*You must stand up for your values
*To me vlogging is art (& so is talking)
*Being an “outside-the-box” person
*One reason why I love politics is because moving policy forward can move humanity forward ethically
*Would you overlook your ethics if someone offered you the money to do so? (figurative prostitution, “Selling your soul to the Devil,”)
*Sometimes I get overwhelmed with this feeling that everyone wants my money
*I don’t want to be a f**** up when it comes to money
*I fear how many can corrupt relationships
*I’d like more time to read, watch vlogs, socialize on social media, be a philanthropist…
*Opening up about this is so embarassing
*I hate complaining that my work doesn’t get properly compensated but don’t so many of us feel that way sometimes?
*I tell myself that if I like my vlog then maybe someone else will too
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Hey! I'm Sean O'Connor a political activist, philosopher, and vlogger from central New Jersey. I'm 33 and recently graduated from William Paterson University with a BA in Liberal Studies. Currently I work as a writing tutor at Mercer County Community College though I working towards a transition that will allow me split my time between work on my blog and political activism/non-profit organization activities.
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