We make our own fortune, despite our occasional reliance on timing and “luck.” Because luck happens to disciplined, hard-working people who pay attention and know their own limits (and when to push them).
Luck happens to those willing to prepare for success.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be successful at a young age? How do the Zuckerburgs, Biebers and Swifts… do it?
Many of us millennials feel desperate for success right after college – and then feel deeply depressed when it seems we’ve failed after only a few years. Why we aren’t wunderkinds yet?
With summer, (and also for some… graduation), just around the corner, job fairs are on the horizon. Many companies will attend these events, ready to fill entry-level positions. These employment expositions could be the perfect place to get your foot in the door.
Getting the most out of your job fair attendance is a must if you’re truly serious about finding a new job. Never fear, these simple steps will help you navigate, network and most importantly… market yourself like a pro.
Too often, we focus on outside challenges such as getting a new job, managing a team, or – perhaps as freelancers or entrepreneurs – acquiring new customers. While all are important, they do not hold a candle to the internal challenges we face on a daily basis in our careers: stress, self-doubt, negativity, loss of focus, blaming others, fear of failure — the list can go on and on.
If you have the right mindset and a positive attitude, there is no outside force that can stop you in your journey to success…
“Formal education gets you a job, self education gets you rich.” – Jim Rohn
As you know, I’m kind of a big fan of formal education. However, a college degree alone is not enough. Those who succeed are always learning.
Self-education is a habit, and the earlier you start the more successful you will be. Period.
I was taught, growing up, that to be a successful woman I’d have to work hard so I could break through these ceilings that were said to be made of glass. If I achieved this I’d become the much-respected senior executive of some company where I would spend 40+ hours every week.
So all my life, this is the goal that I’ve worked toward. I’m supposed to, right?
Success can’t be defined so narrowly. Success, also, shouldn’t be defined for you by anyone else. Gen Y’s picture of success is very different from that of generations before us.