The first quarter of a new year is a time for life evaluation and planning. Right now, I’m hearing that a lot of people have dreams of home ownership. I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve checked that milestone off of my goal list!
I talk a lot about how to get a job by creating attention grabbing resumes and how to handle yourself during an interview. But what happens after you get the job? Do you just perform at a bare minimum level and collect a paycheck? Your answer should be no. Here are a few things you can do to keep your job and to prepare you for the next one.
Haven’t you heard? All of the cool kids are starting a business these days! Sometimes they even passively aggressively bash W-2 earners. As if they’re in an elite club that makes them better than employees. For the record, I AM an entrepreneur. I run my own writing and editing firm and am here for anyone who needs help bringing a project to life.
But I understand something. Running a business isn’t for everybody. It’s a life changing decision whether you do it part timer or full time. Anyone can come up with an idea for a business and even start it. But can you sustain what you started? If you’re thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, you may want to reconsider if…
February is basically O-V-E-R. I know a lot of people don’t do the resolution thing anymore, but we all should have goals to reach by the end of the year. The excitement has died down all over my news feeds. I don’t see as many positive affirmations or confident posts about the year’s accomplishments to come.
Yeah I know life gets in the way sometimes. But guess what? It always will if you let it. It’s been awhile since I talked about productivity.
Millennials have changed the game. The American dream for us isn’t all about getting a good job and house with the white picket fence ASAP. Oh no, not anymore. What do we want? A fulfilling career! When do we want it? NOW! We crave freedom and want to make our money on our own terms. Which is exactly why a lot of us are turning to entrepreneurship.
Building a business isn’t easy. Thankfully we have pioneers to look up to that can help deter some bad decision making. But beware! I’ve yet to come across a one size fits all guide to growing a successful business. Even for my own company, I read books and get advice – but will tweak some of the information to fit my goals. Here are 4 things that I chose not to worry about as I built my writing business.
If you’re a blogger or aspiring to become one, you might have a particular glory day in mind. It’s that moment when you walk out of your day job, free to focus on your blog full time because it’s bringing in enough money to support your lifestyle. Ah, a glorious day indeed!
A lot of bloggers have this dream. It looks like a glamorous life. Publishing blog posts, meeting up with other bloggers for lunch, traveling, having thousands of followers and hosting webinars. When you post a pic of your dog on IG it gets 10K likes – that’s big time influencer status right there!
Are you there yet? If not, let’s raise out hands in unison. Let me be clear, it is possible to be a full time blogger without the dramatics above. And I fully understand that not everyone wants to be a full time blogger. Until you get to full time status, however, you’re likely juggling running your blog while working a day job. It’s a hard fact that good blogging requires a lot of your time. To run a blog while working another gig takes much discipline. Here are some tips to help you with the juggling act.
First things first. In order to even get an interview you must stand out in a sea of applicants. I’ve written some posts already that will help you do just that. Use them for guidance before putting in your next application.
Alright, you’ve scored big points with the recruiter. Now they’ve invited you to do an interview. I’ve said before that job interviews are a two way street. Today I’m going into how you make that happen.
When I matured, I realized that being successful means different things to different people. Everyone doesn’t want a family or a mansion or even a boatload of money. I’ve met people who are content travelling the world and working minimally just to survive.
Once you decide what success looks like for your life, people will offer you all kinds of advice. Take seminars, pray, go to college, invest in the stock market – any of this sounding familiar to you? Oh, and don’t you just love it when someone who has never prospered at anything tries to tell you what to do? Yeah, me too.
“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” Chris Grosser.
From experience I can say that being successful is an ongoing balancing act. It’s not one of those things that just happens – like the common cold and growing old (hey, that rhymes!).
No, success is much more evasive!