A friend of mine who worked with me at a past job was looking to upgrade his skills. He was thinking a rather expensive, intensive, immersion experience. Given where he was in life I suggested that I work with him, to challenge him, keep him honest and on track as he learned some new and remunerative skills.
Lest anyone think the word altruism, please don’t. I’m planning on getting some of my needs met at the same time. I need someone to challenge me, to keep me honest. I spent too much time on my own, with only myself to rely on deadlines. Yes, that mean’s I’m undisciplined with my time. Sue me: this will be a mechanism to instill discipline.
So he’ll learn a new, great skill, and I’ll have someone who knows English and deadlines, and will keep me honest to them.