NOT ON YOUR WATCH: SUCCESS DOESN’T COME WHEN YOU’RE READY

Person Writing on White Book

“Put the time in to get there.”


i want it now

For some reason, people think that just because they are ready for an opportunity, that someone should automatically give them one. You have to realize that with opportunities come the preparation. This way if and when you do get your chance you are ready for the task at hand. But most people don’t want to wait their time, they just want to jump right on in and get to working immediately. Yet you are not remotely close to being ready. There is too much you don’t know and you’re thinking about a career like working at a fast food restaurant So go back, put the time and work some more. Understand that opportunity comes with preparation.

social media f***ed the game up

People look on the internet and see someone with a platform and didn’t realize how hard that person was working to get to that point. They just see the numbers and didn’t see the numbers when only a few people cared about the platform. But in this digital game, we don’t realize that the internet is not a real place. and when I say that I mean that it is not a place to believe wholeheartedly in when trying to climb in life. You’re given this perception that is nowhere near the real grind. And once you step into the game, you think you’re not working hard enough or you’re being lazy. The problem is that you can’t look these mediums as this face value entity. Nothing is ever what it seems; trust and believe to build that platform it took time.

patience is a virtue

I heard that good things come to those who wait. And this is true when you putting the daily work into where you want to go. So many people are working hard, but not working smart. And to those that work smart, you have to be patient. Life does not move when you are ready, it happens when it happens. Yet so many will not make it to that point because they are in a rush and rushed work gets overlooked.


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STAYING MOTIVATED: KEEP GOING EVEN THOUGH NOTHING IS WORKING

 

Person Holding Stay Focuseds Paper

“Work out.”


wake up go out

How do you stay going even when nothing around you is happening in your career? Well you have to do something on a daily basis. Me, I like to sometimes envision myself traveling somewhere that I have never been until I can afford the means to go. You are able to not only pass the time, but you also can find out you have motivation through the things you think about having in life. There is something about the vision that will get you up off the couch and pursue for your career. Because a lot of careers in today’s society involve you going out and getting the job. You can’t wait for someone to give you the opportunity, you have to go to it.

keep your head up

Sometimes it’s hard to go when you have dealt with so much hurt. But know, that you are not an anomaly, plenty of people have been in your predicament. I hate to use the cliché that nothing in life comes easy. And that is true, it doesn’t. I remember in a speech that Denzel Washington gave that stated “The greatest impediment to success in life is ease.” You will not go anywhere until you have felt that hurt and pain. And when I say hurt and pain, I mean the mental. Physical is not what you’ll experience, even in a career that is physical. The games that will be played on your mind will hurt you more than any hit on a football field, or building block falling on you in construction.

light at the end 

There are better days ahead of you in your quest for success in your career.  In time you will be where you want to be, but don’t let the now effect your future. Because the only person responsible for your come up is you.


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RISE AND SHINE: COMING TO WORK IN THE A.M.

Analog Alarm Clock Displaying 07:00

“Get up, stand up.”


early morning am

When you wake up in the morning, do you ever get that feeling of why am I getting up this morning. Because even though you might like your job, you still have this feeling that you can’t seem to get out of bed. But for the most part that feeling comes from people that are not that interested in their jobs. You want to get out of the bed, but you have this feeling like someone is pushing down on your body. How do you get up when this feeling is there? This feeling isn’t normal and probably means you need another job. But how do you get the other job? It’s not like you can just say I want one and get one that easy.

routine that is comfortable

When you get up in the morning, find something that interest you everyday, and focus on doing that one thing. This is something that will get you going when you start your day. Mine is going to Planet Fitness and getting in a nice exercise. This is for about and hour, then I head back home to get a shower and then out into the city. From there I go to the computer lab and work on my photography and screenwriting. The routine that I love the most will get me ready to take on the day. But let me give you a disclaimer, don’t get to into the routine. Because then you will eventually get too bored with the routine. So learn to switch it up every now and then.

it’s only 8 hours

Just think about it, when you work and have to put in so many hours, then you have to think about it relatively speaking. You have to connect it to something you like that takes that much time. Or you have to break down the time into sections. This sounds so irritating, but you can;t just go another 8 or another 6 for your part time gig. Trick yourself into thinking it’s not as difficult by liking certain things and focusing on your love for that. Time tends to pass when you are doing something you love.


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WORKING WITH FAMILY: SHOULD YOU WORK WITH RELATIVES

People Looking at Laptop Computer

“Know what you’re doing.”


family first

Now, you may all may think that it could be a great idea to hire your family or work with family. Now, this can be a serious problem or the greatest thing to ever happen. You have to make sure that everyone is one the right page when working together. Make sure the business comes first when you are with family even friends. So if that is all on the up and up then you could see yourselves being very successful in business because since family is involved you already have the trust in place. But there are those times where this can be pretty dicey depending on how your relationship can go with your family.

way too comfortable

When you work with people that you are cool with, it can be too much comfort to where business could lack. You don’t want to see yourself in a position where people are not attentive because they feel like they are working for family. They may also be more prompted to talk back to you where they would never do anything like it when working for someone else. So make sure they know you are their employer or that you guys are good business associates working together.

i won’t say do or don’t

I can’t say it is a bad or good idea. It will be something you have to figure out on your own. I can’t tell you who to hire or who to work for in life. This is tough especially considering you want to make money with someone you trust. You want to be in a pleasant environment, and who more than family. So as time progress you will see who you can depend on and who you can’t when it comes to work. Initially you can’t see it, but time will tell. Hopefully things work themselves out because them again, these are people you have to see and deal with outside of work.


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COST OF CAREER: WILL YOU SPEND MONEY TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Silver and Gold Coins

“How much did your career cost?”


saving toward the job

Are you interested in a career that requires you to spend a great deal of money in order to have this career? For me, I am pursuing photography and filmmaking which are two careers that require a great deal of time and money in your life. You will have to put money in, meaning growing your production equipment over time. But hopefully it is worth it when you start to make money off your equipment. Now, on the other hand, since you are business for yourself, you can finance your equipment. This is what happens when you are putting up money for your own career. Most people don’t do this, but when you are business for self, it requires your money or a loan.

when college is required

A career path requires you to pay for your chance at success would have to be Med School  and Law School. That is not to say that any other career is not important, but these are two careers you have no other choice but to go to college (California law exception). Most careers you don’t need a degree, but you have to pay for anything that is medical related. There is a must that you go through a time period where you have a specialized training process. This can take years even after you have graduated from undergraduate school. Now, for the amount of income that one makes from most of these job, it is seen as an upside to become a nurse or surgeon. But beware, you will be paying off the college debt for a long time, so start early making payments.

start small people

If you want to be successful in your career that requires you put a substantial amount of money in, then start with something simple. For example, I started with this Rebel t6i camera and a small lens. This means I can enter with at least something then as I start to get business, for me, I would finance my equipment. And then paying it off as I go along. There is nothing wrong with wanting something high end, but we all have to start somewhere.


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SWOT: KNOW YOUR ANALYSIS OF CAREER PURSUITS

Person Using Macbook Pro While Holding Ceramic Mug on Gray Wood Surface

“Do you know your business brain?”


what is swot

For those of you unfamiliar with the swot analysis, that is the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. And for business that sounds pretty straightforward. But what happens when it’s time to do a SWOT for your own life. Do you know your SWOT as it pertains to pursuing a certain career interest. And for most people they don’t think about this type of strategic move. They come from college, and ask for a job. Whoever is hiring that is a start for them. They just want a job to have their own place and leave the comforts of mom and dad’s house. But is that always the best mind-frame to have in life?

Break it down

STRENGTHS

  • Are you truly good at what you set out to do? Do you have the stomach for the adversity? And do you know if you will earn enough to step out into the career field? Ask yourself some questions so you can see how strong you are to pursue the career interest. See most people don’t actually know their strengths in life. They just like something and go straight into it. There is no thought that goes into mind. But liking is different than career pursuits. Because in a career, you have to evaluate yourself to see if you have the ability to do so. And this is where the next step comes in.

WEAKNESS

  • Am I fully capable? Where do I need improvement on my work? How long can I go until I burn out? See, knowing how weak you are, could actually be seen as a strength at times. Because most people will once again not admit when they are weak at something. They will mask it, and keep pushing on hoping they will get good along the way. But without proper evaluation, you not only won’t get better, but you will wonder why you keep making the same mistakes. Stop trying to trick yourself into thinking you’re more than what you are, accept your weaknesses and fix them.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Am I the only one who knows about this? Who else knows what I know, they have to if I do? Try to look for areas in your life where you see something that no one else does. This is when you become innovative when you take something that is already existing and aim to make it better. Because when in the case you can’t invent, add to. You didn’t create the cordless phone, create the iPhone.  It’s better to create an extension of the existing product that we all know how to use then to try to come up with one know one is familiar with.

THREATS

  • You didn’t think the world knew that about you huh? How did you think you could get away with that? We all are doing something that we don’t think no one knows, but we expose ourselves eventually. And the people that seek to triumph over us will use that eventually to their own advantage. So you have to conceal your threats so that only you know then you can work on them and make people believe you are more. By the time they figure out, you’re on to something else. You always want them multiple steps behind you.

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FOR LOVE: SHOULD YOU QUIT A JOB FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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“Which one means more to you?”


for the one you love

Here is the question for today, and that is would you choose a significant other over your career? A lot of people in today’s society would say that this is something that is a big mistake. But if you talk to people from a different generation they might say otherwise. And the reason for this change in society today would have to be because no one want to depend on the next person for anything. And also, there is the idea that what if the relationship does not work itself out. Then you are stuck thinking in your mind why didn’t I take that opportunity that came my way that was turned down prior.

bad decisions

Just understand something people about giving up your career for someone you love. Things have been known to happen, and the problem with this is that you’re stuck in a bad situation. So let it be known that you have to have a backup plan before you decide to give up opportunities. Because people tend to change over time and you don’t want that regret thought in your mind. On the hand, it could workout for you in the end. You could actually find someone that might make you feel a certain way that it’s worth it.

make the move, drop the career

It can hurt some people, but staying for someone and leaving the gig could prove to be beneficial if the person is worth it. Some people might call you crazy for choosing a person over the career, and yes, it is dice, but if it works out, it could be better than the gig. For those that don’t have great relationships, they may encourage otherwise. You just have to do hat is in your best interest not other people looking to get involved.


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