The next time someone gives you a piece of Happy Talk advice on finding work, ask yourself: "What if I thought differently about finding work?" Then listen for your own unique answer. Not the expert answer.
Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.
Since writing my first book "Unlock the Passion Within You" back in 2009 I've been fortunate enough to share my message with many business owners across the world on the importance of passion for life and business success.
In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.
You're scared but overconfident, clueless but eager to learn, just glad to be given a shot and you don't want to screw it up. I tried to think of a few things I wish I'd been told when I was just starting, things that would have saved me some tough lessons.
Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.
If you've worked in corporate America you're likely familiar with some of the scams employers use to screw employees. This article isn't necessarily for you. This article is for recent college grads or anyone for that matter that is new to the workforce and getting their first "real job."
I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.
Whether you look at this year's job market for college grads as great or gloomy, it's important to keep in mind that a diploma doesn't automatically translate into employment. College grads must do the work to get the work.
The reality is, no matter who you are, business professional to entrepreneur, CEO to salesperson, your digital you opens doors, creates new connections and keeps you marketable and relevant. It deserves your time.