YOLO, But That Moment When You Want A Big Career Is Coming ...
Working at a job you don't like may be tolerable for 5 years, but over 30 years it's a prison sentence. Sooner or later, everybody wants a "better job." We all need money to pay our bills, but I believe a better job should pay more than money. If money is the main reason you work, then you’ll be stuck at Folsom Prison where time keeps dragging on. A better job should also bring you satisfaction.
A Big Career isn’t about getting rich. It’s about finding work that you enjoy.
How do you find work you enjoy? It happens over time. It takes a decade or more to build a career but most people fall short because they focus on short-term goals (money, titles, or respect), instead of growing themselves for future work they would enjoy. Your career is a journey, not a destination. Finding your path is hard because there is no set answer. Even though you don't know your destination, you still need a compass to point you in the right direction and the strength to get there. Your passion is your compass and your ability to grow is your strength. My 7 Career Drivers and 17 Growth Tools are designed to guide your journey to your future work.
The bad news is, it takes time and there are no shortcuts. The good news is, if you start young, time is on your side.
Your career journey will take at least 10 years, but you can take it one year at a time. In the first year, just plant the seeds for your future growth. Spend one hour a month at Big Career learning the 7 Career Drivers and playing with the 17 Growth Tools. You have nothing to lose because all 50,000 words of career wisdom are free and there's no time limit. It doesn't matter where you start, just find something interesting and try it. Invest 12 hours over the next year in your future and see where your journey takes you.