ROUGH START: INITIAL BUILDING OF YOUR CAREER

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“Where do I begin?”


in the beginning

When you first embark on your journey of building your career, you are not really building your career. You are actually building your experiences that will prepare you for your career. So many people don’t understand that concept, and they give up before they really build anything. I know this first hand considering my career goals are writing, photography, and filmmaking. Three career paths that takes years and years of building to turn into a stable career. And in a social media era where everything is immediate, you can’t get that through the minds of a lot of young people.

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A reason for taking so long to run the company is because you really need to know the ins and outs of the business. You need to understand not only how it runs, but to keep the business relevant moving forward. People have this idea that they will get their undergraduate degree and then become this leader in the organization. Then in 3-5 years, they will be in a potential Vice President position. And by the time they are 35 years old, they are now the CEO of the company. But what you don’t understand is that to run a company, especially a giant, you must have the knowledge that will take you the next 20 years. And even after that you might hold a lesser position like ┬áVP or COO until you’re nearly 50 years of age.

mentorship

You know who understands the path you’re taking, someone who has been there before. Someone who will groom you to be the next voice for the organization. This means working and working in order for you to catch the attention of someone that does want to help you become better at what you do. And in this generation with such lack of patients, you hear someone state that they haven’t made much of an impact in their careers and only been on the job a year. This is a sure way to not get noticed because you have no patience. You have to show that you can handle setbacks as well as the good things that come with being a leader to get the attention of a good mentor.


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MAKING UP YOUR MIND: ARE YOU AN INDECISIVE PERSON

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“What to do, what to do.”


DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS!

Trying to make your mind up when choosing one over the other can be very difficult. I have stood for up to 10 minutes in front of a vending machine once when trying to make a decision regarding what to eat. And sometimes I choose an item that is so mundane, that I wonder what took me so long to make the purchase. So, where does it come from in the mind? Is there a deeper reason why someone would be so indecisive, or is it just a thing we do? Well, you could look at this topic from multiple perspectives.

MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION

We often stand around, not able to make a decision because we want to make a decision that we are able to live with afterward. We don’t want to make a fast decision, then it comes back to haunt us later. Those are what we call impulse decisions; decisions that are made without much thought into the decision. And making an impulse choice is fine if you’re buying a bag of chips or cookies. But when you buy a house or car, this is most often the most indecisive decision because it is more long-term. But how come we are this way as humans? Is there a deeper implication into the lack of decision making.

EVOLUTION

Throughout history, humanity has found means of surviving on this planet. And one of the ways we have lived for so long is the idea that we make rationale decisions. And from these decisions over time, we can now understand what is good and bad for us. So the inability to make a decision is from a very long time ago. A time when we didn’t quite understand the world around us. A time when making the wrong move could render us extinct. And yes, believe it or not, there are families that died off for whatever reason because somewhere along the way the wrong decision was made that cost the family to stop. So, not only is the indecisiveness a short term and long term reaction, but it plays a vital role in our human evolution.


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