Does your resume reflect the value that you bring to the table?
Quite often, many of us get stuck in what I call a resume rut. We put together our resume, only focusing on the small picture, leaving out some of the most important things that we have done to provide value to our employers.
Have you found your passion but don’t want it to be your money-maker?
Maybe you’re not exactly sure that you want to encompass your career around your passion, or maybe it’s just not possible. Perhaps, you prefer to have a career that you enjoy, which allows you time to pursue your passion.
Are you tired of working for “the man”? Or maybe you’re just fed up with searching for the ideal job that doesn’t seem to exist. Whatever your reason, you’ve stumbled across this post because you’re considering the option of freelancing.
Do you hold back when it comes to investing in yourself and your dreams?
When you stop to think about it, you invest in things everyday. When you purchase a book online, you are investing in your knowledge and the author’s career. By changing the oil in your car, you are investing in your wheels and your ability to get from point A to B. When you purchase a new couch, you are investing in the aesthetics and comfort of your home.
Are you longing for a life filled with passion, a meaningful career that works with the lifestyle you want for yourself? What’s holding you back from taking action and making it happen in this new year?
A career that you can do with joy, is a career of passion. Whether you aspire to be a writer, musician, accountant, teacher, or even a website designer it is important that you start out understanding that you may not get rich from your passion. And that’s ok.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln
You could say in one way that this quote promotes procrastination, or you can say that it encourages preparation for success. I believe that President Lincoln’s intention was to encourage preparation—the right kind of preparation. The best tool to chop down a tree is a sharp axe. If you try to chop a tree down with a dull axe, you will spend a lot of exhaustive time and energy on something that will take much longer than if you had spent time sharpening the axe. With a sharp axe, you are prepared and can chop that tree down in no time!