In transition and wondering what to do in the next stage of your career? We have all been there and it can be a scary time. Here are 7 Captivating tips on what you can do as you decide to Grasp your next steps.
- Freelance. Do Gigs
- Work on your Personal Brand
- Learn a new Skill
- Attend networking events
- Map out a plan
- Ask for help
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You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. ~Lionel Messi
When you want something good, you have to make a sacrifice. That’s the saying when I was growing up. No Compromise. I followed that advice when I was at the final stage of writing my research. Naturally, this course of studies came with a huge investment, one in which I decided to push full-fledged into.
Doing so I decided to go into it full-time. It was a huge sacrifice as I had to travel by plane and ground transport to interview leaders that headed top industries. I had to make myself available at their convenience. That said, my disposable income was low. I had to be on a budget. I bought only the essentials during that time. Being a shopper, that was no small feat…. (ladies can you tell)? As a huge ‘tell all’, when I was finally done and decided to go shopping to get some things for graduation, there was a bank alert at the store when they ran my card. You see ‘technology’ as we know it, sensed a changed habit, which set off an alarm. I’ll never forget that day. I laughed long and hard.
I’m sharing this personal incident because I believe you can benefit. If there’s a goal that you would like to achieve, you too can do it. Make that sacrifice. Go after your dream. It will be hard as you progress, but with the right attitude backed by persistence, and hard work, you will make it.
What have you decided to achieve this year? Go ahead, plan it, and just do it.
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Failure isn’t fatal, but failing to change might be. – John Wooden
Paul sat alone at home depressed. Why does this keep happening to him? He had lost his job last month and sat contemplating what he was doing wrong. There must be something he is missing because he had been terminated from his last 2 jobs in the same way. Though he tried, success seemed to keep a distance.
Paul is not alone. Many, including Entrepreneurs find themselves in similar Dominant situations, often without understanding the reason(s) for loss of a contract or job dismissal. Here I share 9 Reasons People fail.
- Misaligned Goals
- Self-Imposed limitations
- Procrastination…never taking actions
- Inability to Face Adversity
- Underestimating the Use of Time
- They Don’t Plan
- They Always Give Up
- Always in the Wrong Place
- They are Afraid
Want more Candid details? Read article 20 Reasons Success Eludes Some published before yet things have not changed for some people. Apathy can infect any area of our lives and when it strikes it produces failure. The scariest part is how contagious it is. It spreads to other areas of our lives and causes us to get stuck.
If any of the above resonates with you, take the time today to do something about it. Need help? Let’s Connect.
A sprint. A jog. A run. A walk. I sat on a bench in the park stretching. I watched health and fitness enthusiasts do what they love. I stretched more, then reflected on life. Where are we now? The Tethered years fly by …up close slowly; looking back, it’s a flash. I then began scrolling, and there popped the question from a social media forum:
Describe Your Life in ONE Word
Curious, I scrolled through the list of responses. Some were positive, some nonchalant, while others were filled with a bask of the negatives. Here I share a few of the comments.
Surprising | Destined | Stuck | Perfect | Open Book | Confused | Determined | Focused | Blessed | Challenging | Change | Sucks | Fortunate | Tears | Observant | Destined | Surprising | Progressive | Persistence |Purposeful | Growth | Making | Incredible | Awesome | Evolutionary | Adventurous | Meaningful | Beautiful
Does any of the above responses resonate with your life right now? Can you add any that’s missing? Feel free to share.
Failure, is it the Final frontier? Oprah Winfrey learned that failure is only an illusion after her cable network started off poorly. She said the worst time in her professional life came when the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) ratings plummeted a year after launch. Later, in a Harvard commencement speech, Winfrey said that she told herself repeatedly that failure is an illusion. She said “there is no such thing as failure. Failure is just a lie trying to move us in another direction.
Brian Tracy asked the question “What is the best advice you have ever received for overcoming your fear of failure?” Responders shared:
- Don’t hate your weaknesses, God will meet you there!
- You will never experience true success without learning from some level of failure
- No matter how slow, just keep on moving
- FAIL = First Attempt in Learning
- Think BIG. Act BIG. Get BIG.
- Don’t bury your head in the sand and expect a pat on the back from me. It’s hard. You go to hustle but you will be fine.
- The worst that can happen is you mess it up, or get told no.
- We fail every time but each time we must fail better
- Failure never fails you as long as you’re willing to learn from it
- I don’t need to overcome fear of failure. I seek failure.
- I reckon I’d be amazing in my job if I could get past the fear of failure and what everyone will think
- What’s the worst that can happen?
- Behind fear is desire
- Nothing ventured, nothing gained
- Don’t ever quit. Keep going
- Motion conquers fear
- Work hard and be patient
- You can’t be successful without failure
- That’s ok…do it scared
- You have to get uncomfortable to be comfortable
- Break it up into small parts when you get scared. Then take small steps. Never give up and you will always find momentum…and you’re off…that’s the magic
- The fear of failure has killed more dreams than failure ever has
- Not Trying- that’s the only failure
- Nothing ventured. Nothing gained.
- Keep going
- Take massive action
Diverse responses but you get the picture. My personal mantra remains ‘feel the fear….but do it anyway’. Essentially, don’t let fear get in the way of you going after your goals.
Oprah encouraged when you’re down in the hole, when that moment comes, it’s okay to feel bad for a little while. Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost. But then learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.
So don’t be afraid. Failure is only Temporary. Pursue your passion. Win, lose or draw…you tried! No regrets.
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Panicked? Don’t. Just Write.
You have been trying, yet in spite of all your efforts, you have not been able to see the real fruits of your labor. Be encouraged…don’t give up. Pablo shared 49 examples of people who achieved Success at different ages. This shows that whatever your dreams, goals, and aspirations you can do it. The individuals listed were no different from any of us. Though Knackered, they just gave it their all…never gave up, and it worked. From his list, here are 29 of my faves.
- Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
- Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Ann frank.
- Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
- Elvis was a superstar by age 19
- John Lennon was 20, and Paul McCartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961
- Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
- Issac Newton wrote Philosophiae Naturalis Principal Mathematica at age 24
- Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
- Michaelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures by age 28
- J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter.
- Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
- Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which became the highest-rated program of its kind
- Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream
- Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
- Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote “Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
- Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
- Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
- John F Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
- Henry Ford was 45 when the Ford T came out.
- Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 when he painted the Mona Lisa
- Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became President
- Ray Kroc was 52 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
- Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
- Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
- Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President
There you have it. 25 Blanket examples of those who dared to step out. Success came their way because they pursued their passion and never gave up. Remember it’s never too late!
What are you afraid to do today?
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