I’m really getting tired of being bombarded constantly with this genius idea that the MOST IMPORTANT THING IN YOUR LIFE IS YOUR CAREER; that the job you have ultimately defines you. Because for me, the kind of lifestyle that I live is way more important than any particular job that I have.
I’m particularly concerned about young people. For those of us in college or graduating college who are getting ready to jump into this new part of our lives, we’re constantly taught that our primary focus should be our careers.
And as a result, what do we do? We listen!
I’m saying is that not enough importance is being given to other aspects of life.
A recent study by Deloitte’s Shift Index shows that over 80 percent of the world doesn’t like the work they do.
This is a tragedy.
I’ve spent the last eight years on a quest to find out what sets those 20 percent apart from the rest of the world who lead lives of quiet desperation.
After interacting with over 11,000 people in 158 countries, I realized there are three practices that every person doing passionate world-changing work has in common.
Are you one of those who think social networks are only good for real-time sports scores and posting updates on your lunch? If so, you’re missing out on social media’s power to help you successfully build your career.
Whether you’re still in school or are looking for a new job, you should begin to develop your “personal brand”. The good news: building your brand doesn’t require a huge investment of money, or even time.
Here are some suggestions on where to start:
Recently, a very lucky Iowa resident won an astounding $202 million playing the Powerball lottery. While it isn’t the biggest lottery prize ever, it’s an astounding reward given the very little effort that went into winning it.
Typically, the bigger the prize the more popular the contest; with popularity comes more competition, which in turn decreases your odds of winning.
Like lotteries and sports, job searches are highly competitive…
An internship is a great way to gain experience and plump your resume. Even more exciting, many internships lead to a job offer after graduation. I had three internships during my college career, and the last one turned into my first full-time job.
Check out how I went from intern to employee – and see if these tips work for you, too: