Are you looking for a transformation in your work situation? Follow these 6 rock solid success principles that summarize what I have learned about building careers or online communities!
Whatever your industry, background or situation, these six principles will help you “Discover Your Passion“, “Do What You Love” or “Take Your Passion To Market“.
The first two (2) principles are designed to help you choose work that matches your strengths, education, training, background, skills, experience, hobbies or interests.
Principle #1 – Choose Work Based On Passion
Work is much easier or more fulfilling when you do something that you are passionate about as opposed to something that stresses you!
On the other hand, when you are not passionate about your work, you will lack the desire to excel or motivation to perform at work!
Some people don’t believe in the “Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow” principle because the picture that comes to their mind is that of starving artists who do what they love and yet cannot pay their bills.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a starving artist because you can actually do what you love and have the money follow you 🙂
The first step on this path to success, is choosing work that is at the intersection of something you’re good at, something you care about and something other people in your chosen industry, niche or market need, find useful and are willing to pay for.
Principle #2 – Learn the Most Marketable Skills
Learn the most marketable skills for the work that you have chosen to do.
Your skills are just a means to an end which usually involves meeting the needs of customers in the industry or market.
When it comes to choosing skills that you will learn, be as objective as possible and choose based on facts or data as opposed to emotions or personal opinions.
Remember that the more marketable your skills are, the easier it will be for you to find a new job, earn an income or stay employed.
It is easy to learn the marketability of a skill, just count the number of job postings that require that skill!
For your own personal education, after reading this post, “Download the Free Report” below which describes the Top 100, Most Marketable Skills in the Online Employment Industry.
The next two principles described on this post belong to a coaching course titled: “Do What You Love“.
These two principles will take your performance to an advanced level or give you the freedom to do what you love without fear of failure.
Principle #3 – Stay Current In Your Industry
Stay current with the information coming out of your industry by reading a lot of blog posts, articles or books.
Do not neglect to read professional textbooks because the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques are often explained in great details in them.
Subscribe to and read the blog post of the most influential professionals in your industry. Nowadays, the latest, cutting-edge information is often posted in blogs before it makes its way out to industry textbooks.
Invest time and money in learning because ours is a knowledge-based economy and the most valuable currency is your knowledge, skills or experience and not the money saved in your bank account.
In other words, the more you learn and put to work, the more money you will earn … and the less you learn, the more likely you are to lose your income!
Principle #4 – Advance Your Skills By Taking Tests
Study hard but better still, take frequent tests because they improve retention, comprehension and recall and also help you excel at work by sharpening your skills!
It is important that you become highly skilled because when the economy sheds jobs, the easiest jobs to cut are those employing the least skilled workers and the most likely to get hired again, are the most skilled workers!
In other words, the only safety net for your job is to become highly skilled at your work, career or business!
Remember that you live in a global economy where a job can be outsourced to a professional living in another country simply because that professional is better skilled than you.
An article by Pam Belluck of the New York Times reports a new scientific finding in the “January 2011 Science Journal” which backs up my findings about the importance of taking frequent practice tests.
This scientific finding suggests that taking tests is good not only for certification exams or assessing knowledge but for helping people learn new information as well!
The conclusion is that students who read and take a test asking them to recall what they just read perform better than those who use traditional learning techniques!
These last two success principles are important because without marketing your ideas, skills or business, someone else who is less qualified but more visible will take the opportunities meant for you!
Principle #5 – Blog Your Way To Success
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by depending solely on your resume and online job postings. Learn to market your career with a blog.
Blogging is the process of putting out well-researched, informative or authoritative articles on your industry. When done right, it will keep you visible to a high number of employers.
Blogging can distinguish you in a global, competitive job market by helping you develop and market a unique personal brand, which is something that employers apparently value!
The value of blogging is that it can open the communication doors between you and potential employers or customers.
As you talk or write, yo differentiate yourself from your competitors and potential customers or employers begin to value your expertise.
Principle #6 – Invest In An Online Community
Invest time, effort and money in an online community that incorporates your strengths, your blog posts and your social media networking activities.
Your online community must be built around your passion and your strengths so that members feel energized, inspired, motivated or helped when they interact with you.
If you passionately help out your community members by giving your time and expertise, they will reciprocate the favor by referring customers, employers or new opportunities your way.
Building an online community can only be described as the best publicity or customer relationship management (CRM) tool and in the end all the good work that you do will benefit your reputation, online brand, business or career as well.
Bring Your Passion To Market: regardless of how good your skills are, you must stay visible to employers or potential customers, if you want to get hired.
These six (6) principles are documented in my FREE thirty six (36) page Report titled: “The Survivors Guide To Unemployment” which you can download below.
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