SWOT: KNOW YOUR ANALYSIS OF CAREER PURSUITS

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“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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AT HOME INCORPORATED: RUNNING A BUSINESS FROM HOME

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“From the comforts of home.”


from my home office

For some time now, the idea of building a business in your home is a reality that very few in the past seen as imaginative. But more and more people are doing it. And statistics show that in the future at least half of American households will be self-employed to some degree. Rather it be full time self-employment or part time outside of their day job. And the reason for the phenomenon is that so much of work in today’s society is low pay or low hours. And the money to support a family is just not enough anymore. But are there other reason for the shift?

freedom

The power to pay yourself and work your own hours at your own pace is alluring. Not having someone over your shoulder telling you what you can do and when you can do it. Now, you have to be prepared to work long hours. But if you do manage to come out on the other side, then it’s all worth it. You’re also flexible to go off and pursue interests that you normally wouldn’t or couldn’t working 40 hours a week. And then waiting until the weekend to go out places.

it has its drawbacks

Prior I said that you are working long hours, and you are, long, long hours. And crazy thing is, there is not guarantee you’ll earn anything. So you better have it in your head this is something you really want to do. Because you are putting a lot of time an energy into something that is beyond the scope of success initially. You don’t have a boss, but it all falls on you: succeed or fail. But if you start to hire people there is another host of problem that you have to worry about. Because now, others depend on you to get the job done. So before you think about all the money you’re going to be making, understand the responsibilities that come with working for yourself.


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SELF SUSTAINING: HOW WORKING FOR SELF BOOST THE ECONOMY

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“Self made, self paid.”


work for self

Working for self used to be seen as such an extreme risk. Now in the recent years, the idea of working for yourself has jumped. Being an entrepreneur is now all the rave. And with the fact that it could add even more jobs to the economy, that is a reason to be behind self employment. The only downside is that most businesses fail because people are not too savvy on keeping a business open. For whatever reason, they get ahead of themselves and start to fall apart.

traditional vs. modern

IN today’s society , you don’t even have to leave your house to work for yourself. You can now open a business from the comforts of your house and build right where you reside. But there is still room for the brick and mortar businesses that we have come to love over time. Now before I said a lot of businesses fail initially. But the ones that last, prove to be quite profitable for our society. Some even go on to be major companies that first started out as small family owned businesses (Walmart, McDonald’s)

why work for self

People are constantly stating how they are looking for work. Or that they are tired of working for their current employer and need something else. So they try at working for themselves and sometimes it works and other times it does not work. But what you must understand is that everyone is not meant to be a boss. Everyone can not delegate nor can everyone get up day in and day out and work for years on end. People are infatuated with the word self-employed. But then, when you are in the paradigm of working the task becomes a lot harder. Yet, if you are able to work around the hardships and make it out successful, you’ll prove to be an asset not only to you, but the country.


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SELF-SUSTAINING HARVEST: WILL THE GOVERNMENT EVER ALLOW US TO DO SO

Man Watering the Plant during Daytime

“It’s not that we can’t, we’re not allowed.”


caring for self

Throughout history, farming has been a major aspect of America life. But since we get so many of our crops from outside the country, we are not producing crop here anymore. Why don’t we produce more crop here and become exporters. Or better yet, why are we not self-sustaining? A major reason why is because the United States government has such a strong hold on crop.

The United States government is notorious for telling and even enforcing people not to grow crop. But why are we not allowed to grow and sustain ourselves? There are literally people with their own land starving because they can’t grow what they want on their own land.

what is self-sustaining

When I say self-sustaining, it could mean not only growing your own crop, but also selling the crop you grow. And here is where you will run into problems. When you are trying to build a form of commerce in the space. Because you have a host of sanitary issues that the government will interject themselves within. So what are you to do? What could we really do?

ambiguous sustaining

Now, we already have self-sustaining, and it is called freelance workers. People who are freelance work on their own without a boss/supervisor watching over their work. But when it comes to crop, being freelance is a lot different. Which is odd because anyone can open a restaurant, but it’s hard to sell your crop to anyone. Nonetheless, we have plenty of self-sustaining people.

So in the government’s eyes, self-sustaining already exist. Yet self-sustaining can easily be misconstrued with self-sufficient. Self-sufficient is taking care of “ones” self without outside help and self-sustaining is more of a “systematic” form of sustaining. But as much as we would like the government to allow us sustainability, they will always step in front of our progress.


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