Change your actions, and results will follow!
Do you know what you want to do with your life? Have you found that thing you could do every day and lose track of time because you forget you’re working? Do you feel too young or inexperienced to make decisions that will last a lifetime? Now is the time to start exploring the abundance of opportunities available to you. Get a jump start now; it will pay off later!
A Clear Vision
This weekend I had the privilege of being invited to run a booth at the Teen Opportunity Fair at the Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook, where teenagers aged 13-17 looked for volunteer work, internships,
and even potential jobs. My assistant Liz and I saw several kids; some that could barely make eye contact, let alone promote themselves for a job. Others professed a desire to help people and showed a lot of spirit, but had no focus or direction. One middle school student, Asa, was instantly recognizable among the masses as a kid who knew exactly what he wanted to do. We interviewed him and learned that his eighth-grade World Cultures class did a trimester on career planning, and this experience inspired him to take control of his life and start making his future happen.
At the young age of 13, Asa knows that he is interested in the field of human resources and showed confidence in knowledge. By virtue of his presence at the Teen Opportunity Fair, it is clear that Asa is entering the job market at an early age and is already planning ahead for his future. Check out our interview with him below:
It’s kids like these who will emerge as leaders in their communities in the coming years. Why should you be any different? If you don’t know what you want to do or feel intimidated by the many avenues accessible to you, start now! Attend job fairs like the annual Teen Opportunity Fair, get involved in your community and start looking at colleges and future career paths. Some even hire a business coach to guide them through the process of career transitioning. However, the biggest change you can make is within your own power; get motivated and adopt a go-out-and-get-it attitude! Don’t procrastinate and put things off or make excuses. There is a decisive difference between procrastinating and percolating; while procrastinating will leave you rushing at the last minute to finish a low-quality product, percolating will allow your mind to focus on other things while the project simmers and develops. Don’t procrastinate, percolate! Your success is something only you can create.
Business coach and millionaire interviewer Jaime Tardy shares three tips that millionaires have in common.
1. Investment Attitude: invest in your education and your future now, don’t wait!
2. Continuous Forward Motion: Don’t let your motivation dissolve or fade into oblivion, minimize distractions and keep your eyes on the prize!
3. NO EXCUSES: Learn to recognize the difference between excuses and legitimate obstacles and work to overcome them.
Jaime’s website can be found at http://www.eventualmillionaire.com/blog/. Don’t wait until it’s too late; get ahead of the game and start planning for your future at a young age. Get involved, get motivated, and start living your life now. With the right mindset and a little bit of coaching, you too can make it to the Hall of Fame.
“You can go the distance, You can run the mile, You can walk straight through hell with a smile.” ~The Script