Now more than ever, you may seem overwhelmed by the employment options and things you must know to be successful. It may seem that planning for the future is often too complicated and maybe just doing a job and relaxing after work is your best option.
Yet at each stage of your career, if you’re able to separate the right signal from the noise and effectively manage your time, you can build an awesome personal brand and be on your way to a lucrative career while you continue working in a typical job.
When you go on-line to get ideas for a new job or something to connect with your personal brand, it seems like you get thousands of options, most of which are unusable. Noise gets in the way. When there’s too much noise, it’s hard to find the signal.
So, how can you break through the noise and get the most out of your thinking to find a new career track?
Consider these insights:
Pick a career area based on a strong future demand, not just what’s hot now. You’ll minimize your competition and ensure your employability for the long-term.
Picking the right career field can also keep you from experiencing disappointment when job hunting. There is so much competition for jobs right now and little job growth in many industries. That is why it is important to find a career track that is growing. Separate yourself from the noise of media and carefully research job options from a variety of sources to ensure you get realistic and valid information.
Remember, to hit a moving target, you must aim AHEAD of the target to hit it.
The same thing applies to career planning.
We all have 24 hours each day. If your days aren’t productive, your life won’t be solid. Once you master your days, your future success is inevitable. It’s how you prioritize you time to include career planning that can make a BIG difference in where you end up. Make your priority to focus on your goals, not what’s happening in a celebrity’s life or what the president might do.
Here are 5 reasons why many people always feel like they don’t have enough time and what you can do to avoid it.
1. They Multitask
Research conducted at Stanford University found that people who multi-task are less productive and waste more time when switching between tasks than if they had stuck with one task until they finished.
2. They Don’t Prioritize.
Do not start and try to complete every task until you’ve asked this question: “Do I really need to do this now?” If you don’t need to do it now, don’t do it. Tackle high priority tasks first and then turn to the other things. Prioritizing ensures that you make the most efficient use of your time.
3. They Are Easily Distracted.
Ed Hallowell, former professor at Harvard Medical School and author of Driven to Distraction, noted that many people today have “culturally generated ADD.” We have many things distract us 24/7 than ever before. “Unplug” and concentrate on the task at hand. That way you will avoid being distracted and sidetracked by the text messages, e-mail and social media notifications.
4. Have a Routine.
Bill Gates, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington all have a daily ritual before they go to bed. They “unplug” and read a book.
5. They’re Too Concerned with Being Fast.
Oliver Burkeman, in his book, The Antidote, writes about a Formula One pit crew – a group that depends on fast, efficient teamwork who realized they were not at top speed when they concentrated on speed. Rather, they achieved their best times when they emphasized functioning smoothly as a group.
How you spend each day is a clear indicator of who you are and who you will become. It’s not enough to simply want a better future. You need to know what that future looks like, and start living that way today.
Winners act like winners before they start winning. If you’re not acting like a winner today, you won’t be a winner tomorrow.
Making money on-line sometimes it so simple if you realize that your income is generally in direct proportion to the number of people you serve. Some of the biggest stars on YouTube earn big paychecks for playing with toys and video games.
Statistics for the top YouTube channels show many of the leading video stars drawing large audiences for narrating gaming sessions or unboxing new toys. Even more amazing are the dollar amounts these simple, low-budget videos generate annually.
FunToyzCollector is a YouTube personality who has a net worth of $8 million. She is best known for her YouTube videos featuring her playing with Disney cars. The faceless personality is one of the highest viewed on YouTube who received 55 million views in one month. She primarily demonstrates Disney toys on the videos. There is not much known about this mysterious YouTuber other than she may be a 43-year-old Brazilian woman who lives near Disney World in Florida.
So, what’s the take away from this.
Manage what you need to focus on.
Pay attention to your attention and stop yourself from getting on the wrong train of thought by not being distracted by the “noise” from the Internet, email or the TV.
Having a focus free from distracting mental noise can give you the inspiration you need to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. When your WHY is strong and clear enough and free from the noise of competing distractions, the HOW will take care of itself.