Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JOBS/CAREER: It's Up to Me

Your "people skills" DO matter when it comes to getting a job and working with others. Oh, I know that there are some jobs where you might be 100% secluded from any interaction with anyone else but, let's face it, those jobs are rare. And, the simple fact that you are reading this blog tells me that you would not want that type of job anyway.
That just wouldn't be you.
So, again, when considering opportunities for jobs and careers for your life, you should take hope and feel some excitement understanding that this process is not "left up in the air" out of your control. Nope, using the phrase for this series, when it comes to this area of your life, it applies: "If it's to be, it's up to me!"
I mentioned in the previous two articles in this series that these will all build off of each other. That means that this particular segment on jobs and careers is feeding off of the last feature - RELATIONSHIPS.
If you find that you have been through several jobs in a short (or shorter than might be "normal") period of time, please stop and ask yourself this question: "What was the problem?" Answer that as honestly as you can and maybe even write that down. Be specific for each of the past four or five jobs that you have had.
Now then, after you have done that, look at all of those jobs and then write down the ONE, COMMON DENOMINATOR for all of those jobs. More than likely, you will discover that one, common denominator to be YOU.
Yes, you.
I'm not saying that you are the problem 100% of the time, o.k.? However, I AM saying that you (me and everyone reading this) are the biggest part of the problem more than you may want to admit.
I mean, really, who wants to admit THAT?
How well we work with others plays a BIG part on our job opportunities as well as our career opportunities.
It's also up to you when it comes to doing what it is that needs to be done in order to "qualify" for that job or career. If it requires a degree, then it is up to YOU to make that happen. It if it requires a certain skill level that can only come by experience, then it is up to YOU to do whatever you have to do to gain that experience.
No one else can do that for you, right?
Too many want a job or career that will bring them LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY without any specialized degree or experience.
Sorry friend, that's a fairy tale like we discussed in our last series on opportunities.
IT'S UP TO ME! Stop waiting, stop making excuses, stop wishing.
If it's going to be - YOU are the one that has to do what it takes.
And you DO have the ability to do whatever it takes.
You have the ability but, do you have the DESIRE and DETERMINATION to make it a reality?
I can't answer that one for you.
But, going back to my emphasis on RELATIONSHIPS, friend, you don't have to do this all alone. That doesn't mean that someone else will do it for you, but others may be able to help direct you in the right direction or get you started on the right path.
We all can use a little help from our friends. Always.
Next, we will conclude this short series by talking about how all of this ties into our financial future.
Read, apply, and share.
And, until the next time, continue to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

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