This post was inspired by these thoughts by Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.”
In yesterday’s Part One, we discussed the first five qualities of the world’s top performers: self-awareness, value, networking skills, confidence and gratitude. And now, Part Two of “The 10 Proven Qualities of The World’s Top Performers”…
There is a paradox in our recent history. Many countries’ economies struggle to recover from an all-time historic low, entire industries are becoming obsolete and, for many, the perceived safety of brick-and-mortar financial institutions is crumbling.
And yet, as one wave breaks on the shore, another swells in the distance.
Over the last 10 years, more technology than ever has become accessible to the greatest number people in the least amount of time. Radio took 40 years to hit 50 million users. TV took 13 years. But the Internet had 50 million users in four years, and Facebook took just 12 months to double that number — 100 million users.
With all of this information at your disposal — at this moment — you have the best chance of finding your dream job.
How is this possible? Five reasons:
Just a few short years ago the news for college grads was all doom and gloom. It was virtually a guarantee, it was said, you’d graduate and move straight into your parents’ basement.
Fast forward to 2013: the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer (and it isn’t an oncoming train)…
Productivity is hard. I mean, every single time I sit down to “get something done”, I get distracted.
I often find myself starting a new project, idea or pursuit then somehow, someway….letting it fade into the mist. Until eventually, it’s no longer part of my life. Countless times I have tried to get something done and for whatever reason…just couldn’t.
So, I took a hard look at my habits and I discovered something that has been a HUGE factor in me starting 3 profitable businesses in the last 12 months and ejecting myself out of 9-to-5 misery.
Here’s what I’ve been doing. Let me know what you think.
You loved every second of college. From day one, you knew exactly what career to pursue… what you were meant to do. You could see yourself being fulfilled by a job in this field for many years to come.
Then reality hits. You aren’t happy. Or there aren’t enough jobs to go around. Maybe the industry isn’t doing well. Or something else has become your passion.
In other words, the career you always knew was right for you, for whatever reason, it’s just not a viable option anymore…
In 2010, like many of you, commencement had come and gone. I had worked my butt off through the summer and landed what felt like a dream job at a top digital marketing agency.
I quickly learned, however, my expectations were very different from the reality I stepped into. So, I wanted to share five things I wish I had known before I started working…