Making Money Is Hard

I am sick and tired of trading my time for money.

It feels as though I will be stuck in this never-ending cycle of working my life away. Am I the only one in this rut? I can’t be the only one who thinks the way the system is set up, it’s here to keep us down. I watch Youtube video after Youtube video and nothing seems to change. I hear that execution is key to success but the way most markets are saturated, it seems as though it is impossible to get to a real successful level.

For the last 5 years, I’ve been on the hunt for passive income. This is a real brutal market, by the way, you will not see results at the beginning. This makes it hard to stay motivated enough to finish what you started. Then, you watch another Youtube video that tells you to do something completely different. You think its a good idea, so you shift your focus away from what you been doing to work on a new endeavor.

My advice to you, figure out what you are good at and stick with one thing!

Why Ambition is Important For Entrepreneurs

Whether you are 18 years young or 60 years old, everyone can benefit from ambition!

 

Have you ever had the feeling like you will never succeed in life?

 

Well, I started out like many of you.

 

Stuck wishing I was more successful at the age of 23.

 

I have a good job, a car, a nice place to sleep, Netflix subscription and everything I was supposed to need at my age.

 

However, I'm stuck wondering what is missing.

 

Why am I not successful yet?

 

The reason is that I lacked the fundamentals of having ambition!

 

I lost my purpose and stopped actively dreaming, leaving me to pour my soul into my 9 to 5 job.

 

What is Ambition?

 

Ambition is to have a strong desire to do or achieve something. To have a dream or passion that you are willing to do anything to attain. It creates the driving force behind your desires which then propels you into action.

 

Don't be that person who lacks passion, it always shows in your work!

"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it." 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Entrepreneurs already have a natural drive to succeed, but we are human. Over time your drive and motivation lessen if you let them, here are some reasons why being ambitious is so important:

 

Your goals and dreams are not given to your on a golden platter. In order to accomplish these, you must be open to consistent learning and hard work. When you really want something out of life, you will become more willing to work harder and smarter to accomplish it. This is a mindset that keeps you motivated to continue and complete your goals.

 

If you lack ambition, getting started will be much harder. You must first find your WHY! It must be outside of yourself, do it for someone so you are more encouraged to follow through. 

 

Figure out your goals, passions, and dreams and you will find your ambition!

 

People can only inspire you, the motivation to accomplish something comes from within. It is ambition that drives people to accomplish great things, cause without it, nothing will get done. Ambitious people take charge of their future and don't expect to succeed without hard work. They have the willpower to measure up to their goals or even change them to open new doors. They understand that they have to constantly look out for opportunities in order to move towards them. 

 

Ambition is the main driver for personal growth and development. When you are ambitious, more things will seem possible. This can mean for some that weight loss is more attainable, or their dream of owning a large company like Facebook is actually possible. You will no longer view your dreams and hopes as mere dreams. Your ambition can be the key to the life you want. No one can succeed without a little dose of ambition. 

Look at Oprah Winfrey she changed her life. Why can't you? 

 

 

 

 

Step #1

Learn to Build your Work Ethic

5 Work Ethics Habits

These WORK ETHIC tips will play a huge role in your future SUCCESS STORY.

Yes, You!

 

In order to succeed your work ethic must be top notch. Here are a few specific ways to improve your work ethics

 

Punctuality:

In order to become successful, it is important to develop a habit of being early or being on time for all appointments and events. Showing up early does two things, gives you more time in case of an emergency or delay and shows you care enough to put in the extra effort. Do you feel as though you are always running behind? We’ve all been there. Running late happens whether we can avoid it or not. The important step is to realize the problem and start taking action steps to fix it. After being punctual consistently, you will start developing a reliable trustworthy reputation.

 

Professionalism:

Professionalism is not all about your looks, it is a person’s conduct, values, and attitude. Practicing these keywords (conduct, values, and attitude) will help you be a more well-rounded candidate when you interviewing. Companies want someone who carries themselves well and can handle any work situation professionally. Power of Professionalism is a great resource that outlines seven key mindsets of trusted professionals and offers a blueprint to strengthen your professional goals. Highly recommended!

 

Self-Discipline:

According to scholars, anything that is valuable takes discipline to obtain. For an adult to learn self-discipline, they need to train themselves to be persistent, follow through on projects and strive to excel at everything they do. This way they become a successful adult through enabling themselves to stay focused on the long-term goal and to avoid being side-tracked by the short-term satisfaction.

 

Procrastination:

 Procrastination is the killer of creativity and lowers the quality of your work. As an adult, you should complete all of your business and responsibilities on time. One way to avoid procrastination is to complete the task right when you get it. Not matter what! This will help you get more done in a timely fashion. 

 

Staying balanced:

This method involves ensuring that you are getting enough sleep and taking enough time to relax and recharge. A lot of times young adults overwork themselves trying to please everyone, this is impossible.  As a young adult this method helps you keep your priorities clear, and as you develop into an adult, it helps you continue to work hard. 

 

The ability to maintain a good work perspective is very important!

 

 

 

How To Build A Strong Work Ethic

 

Hаving a grеаt wоrk ethic is ѕоmеthing wе hеаr аbоut аll thе time. It is a tеrm thаt iѕ оftеn uѕеd but rаrеlу аррliеd. Bеing grеаt at аnуthing requirеѕ practice and the more you do it the better you become. However, most people aren’t sure how to improve there work ethic to excel in their professional lives.

 

Hаrd work is directly linked to success and рауs оff big time if you are consistent.

 

Nоt еvеrуbоdу, however, has thе correct wоrk ethics to succeed in certain industries and lack certain principles to get noticed by there boss.

 

Your wоrk ethics ѕhоuld bе strong.

 

It should make you stand out when compared to others at work. This is very critical fоr long lаѕting ѕuссеѕѕ and should be something you consistently aware of.

 

Please follow my tips to ѕtrеngthеn your wоrk еthiсs and start seeing results in your work life. 

 

Focus:

  • A strong work ethic nееdѕ уоu tо hаvе соmрlеtе аttеntiоn аnd fосuѕ tоwаrdѕ уоur jоb. Avоid wаѕting tоо much timе bу uѕing Fасеbооk, wаtсhing TV оr tеxt mеѕѕаging. Spend your precious timе оn thе right асtivitiеѕ. Thеrе are a hundred diѕtrасtiоnѕ thаt will соmе уоur way аnd take уоur аttеntiоn оff your work. You nееd tо lеаrn hоwеvеr tо fight those distractions аnd fight аgаinѕt thе tеmрtаtiоn оf thеѕе time wаѕtеrѕ.

 

Conscious Decision:

  • You should wоrk tоwаrdѕ inсrеаѕing уоur work ethics rеgulаrlу. Being aware and conscious of your work ethic is a sure fire way to see improvements. We are humans of habit, so reminding yourself to change your old ways needs to be a conscious decision. Yоur vаluеѕ need regular mаintеnаnсе.

 

Perseverance:

  • Whеnеvеr уоu feel like уоu cannot work аnуmоrе аnd wаnt to give uр, keep рuѕhing yourself instead. Another hоur or two аftеr wаnting to ѕtор will mаkе it еаѕiеr fоr you tо work lоngеr hours every dау. It will bе harder in the bеginning but with соnѕtаnt еffоrt аnd hаrd wоrk, it will аll get muсh easier as you overcome the first hurdles.

 

Procrastination:

  • Whеnеvеr we don’t want to do something, wе tend tо kеер delaying it and рutting it оff fоr аѕ long аѕ wе саn. This iѕ a very unhеаlthу way оf dоing buѕinеѕѕ, it adds to your ѕtrеѕѕ and lowers the quality of your work. Therefore procrastination is very ineffective and sometimes do more harm than good. So gеt it done immеdiаtеlу аnd dоn’t delay what you must complete.

 

Scheduling:

  • One оf thе mоѕt ineffective work habits iѕ tо ореrаtе withоut a ѕсhеdulе. By hаving a schedule and ѕtiсking tо it, you avoid burnouts and over-committing yourself. Tаkе time to find thе bеѕt plan that wоuld fit уоur nееdѕ. Adорt a ѕmаll 5-minute brеаk аftеr еvеrу 30 minutes оf working. Aftеr dоing thiѕ fоur times, уоu can tаkе a lоngеr 30-minutе brеаk аnd get freshened uр.

 

Completion:

  • Be tеnасiоuѕ in your job and уоur work. Some people dо not knоw hоw tо finish thе tasks thеу have started. Whеn thеу start fresh, thеу can do great but fаil to соmрlеtе it with the ѕаmе dеtеrminаtiоn. Yоu ѕhоuld аlwауѕ finiѕh thе jоb аnd hang in there till you fully dо it. Sеt уоur gоаlѕ and motivate уоurѕеlf tоwаrdѕ achieving thеm. Never ѕеttlе with yourself fоr a jоb hаlf dоnе. Work tоwаrdѕ асhiеving уоur full rеаl роtеntiаl by ѕtауing реrѕiѕtеnt with your wоrk аnd mаintаining a strong wоrk еthiс.

 

Emotions:

  • One оf thе many сritiсаl ѕuссеѕѕ tiрѕ iѕ tо manage your еmоtiоnѕ. Whenever уоur feeling overwhelmed you ѕhоuld саtсh уоurѕеlf uр before it gets tоо hаrd to handle. Take an outside break or a couple brief deep breaths with your eyes closed. Rehumble yourself and get back to work with a clear head. Aѕ ѕооn аѕ уоur distractions ѕtаrt, you ѕhоuld dеаl with them.

 

Your life could bе ѕо muсh more рrоduсtivе аnd healthy if уоur wоrk еthiсѕ wеrе ѕtrоng. All уоu nееd to dо iѕ rеаlizе the importance оf hаving a gооd work ethic. Have strong values and you will bе mоrе determined, аnd уоur gоаlѕ will bе сlеаrеr to уоu. Yоu will give it everything you have tо асhiеvе уоur gоаlѕ mоrе quickly.

 

Make уоur work еthiс a рriоritу today fоr a brighter аnd mоrе рrоѕреrоuѕ tоmоrrоw.

Becoming Better- Self Improvement Strategies

The journey to self improvement is a long, never-ending ride and is constantly filled with the occasional roadblocks and setbacks. Making the conscious decision to become a better person for your friends, family and most importantly yourself is the first and most crucial step to self improvement. 

 

The need to keep a positive outlook on life is extremely high right now!

 

With everyone so busy with their education, jobs, and even relationships it can be hard to find the time to better ourselves. It can even feel overwhelming. Our reaction to the problems we face can either help us or destroy. Negativity or overreactions can affect the way we look at ourselves and subsequently the way others view us. Over time, this perception people have of us is termed our personality and after a while, we begin to believe it.

 

Once you have made the bold decision to be better, you can incorporate the following ten self-improvement strategies into your everyday routine.

 

  1. Pay Yourself a Compliment

Make a conscious effort to pay yourself a compliment every day before you begin your daily routine.

It is common for individuals to lose themselves in their jobs or responsibilities that they totally lose touch with how amazing they are, especially if they are not appreciated enough for their efforts.

If no one else will take the time to tell you how amazing you are, do it yourself! This will give you that emotional boost you need to crush it at work and will definitely put you in a great mood which will reflect on everyone you come in contact with.

  1. Read a Book

Knowledge is power! 

Investing your time and resources on books will make you knowledgeable in many spheres of life thus enabling you to engage and make intelligent contributions to conversations. The greater the number of books you read, the greater the level of wisdom you attain. Various motivational books are great for self-improvement and you should definitely invest in those.

  1. Travel more

This is somewhat similar to being well read. You can develop yourself and diversify the things you are accustomed to by changing your environment once in a while. Travelling exposes you to different cultures and practices from different parts of the world, thus broadening your mindset in many ways. Make a mental note to travel more now!

  1. Be Open to Change

No individual is perfect; therefore in order to become a better person, you need to be open to change. Change is said to be constant and is the only way to grow into the individual you want to become. Being willing to learn, unlearn and relearn new and old habits are the strategies that every individual should be able to undergo in order to progress into a better human being. However, in order to do this, one must keep an open mind and be willing to accept constructive criticism from time to time.

 

  1. Learn to Control Your Anger

This is a somewhat difficult goal to attain!

Many individuals tend to act on their rage thus making irrational decisions and in turn hurting those around them. Remaining in an angry state tends to cloud your thought process thereby not enabling you to think properly. In order to better control this situation, try controlling your temper when you are aggravated by taking long, deep breaths and isolating yourself for a couple of minutes if you still feel angry. This gives you a calm environment to collect your thoughts without hurting those around you.

  1. Volunteer more

Doing nice things for an individual or organization who can’t repay your gestures is one of the top strategic steps to take when trying to be a better you. Find a local orphanage or animal shelter to volunteer your services. This will prove to people that you support a good cause and will leave you feeling really good about yourself.

  1. Be a Better Listener

 

Everyone is constantly in a rush these days and a lot of people tend to have bulky opinions and all want to air them at the same time. This habit helps no one, especially when you are trying to be a better individual. When in the midst of people, take ample time to listen to what others have to say before you speak. This will make people feel important and will show that you are making a conscious effort to get to know them. Cutting off someone who is in the middle of a speech is very rude and will earn you no social points.

  1. Try to Be Honest

In everything you do, try to be honest. Let your word be your bond and try not to break a promise you made to someone. This will earn you a lot of respect and admiration from individuals and you will feel good about yourself. Do your best not to betray the trust that someone has in you and do everything you can to live up to the good reputation you’ve earned for yourself thus far. Take baby steps by making a conscious effort not to tell any lies this week and once you’re done you can advance to a month. Soon everyone will notice how trustworthy you’ve become over time.

  1. Become a Role Model

In order to be termed as a role model, you have to have had your acts together for a long period of time to a point where outsiders look at you and want to become like you. In addition, making the deliberate effort to become a role model to someone will give you the big push you need to become a better person as you wouldn’t want to disappoint the people who look up to you for guidance. You will become more aware of your actions and the possible consequences, thereby helping you make wiser choices.

  1. Forgive and Let go

It may not be easy to forgive the ones who hurt you in the past as emotional wounds take years to heal. But since you are on the path to becoming a better individual you need to forgive those who did wrong by you. Holding a grudge for a long period of time makes you somewhat bitter and soon, people begin to notice the negative aura around you and start to avoid you. You need to understand the fact that human beings are imperfect and therefore tend to make silly mistakes. By not holding the mistakes of others against them forever, you let go of the hurt their acts might have caused and this makes you more open to new friendships or relationships with new people, thus making you a better individual.

Every day you should wake up thinking, “How can I be a better person today than I was yesterday?” this will put your mission in an approachable perspective. With a consistant practice of the strategic steps outlined above, you sure are on the fast track to becoming a better person and getting that money!!

How To Find A Job Opportunity

Finding a job opportunity is a lot easier than most people think. 

Don’t look for the job, look for the opportunity.

Opportunity is a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

Now and days everyone is looking for their next job, especially student right out of college. College grads think that finding a job will solve their problems.

Truth is, an opportunity will solve your problems. Here are 4 tips today to find your opportunity.

 

1. Look For The Opportunity 

 

This may seem like a very basic step but it is very important. Before you can notice opportunities you must first look for them. Many people overlook this very simple step! 

Being aware and open to the possibilities will give you the lens necessary to see the opportunities presented to you.

Have you heard the saying “You wouldn’t see an opportunity if it hits you in the face.” Opportunities are everywhere, waiting for you to take action.

 

2. Don’t stop applying until you have the job 

 

This is where your average person would fall off at or maybe get stuck in a position they don’t really like.

From my personal experience, I’ve noticed how young adults around my age (18-25 years old) would stop looking for a job once they made an interview appointment.

Then if the interview doesn’t work out they don’t have a backup. Starting from scratch sucks!

 

Plus, It kills your motivation and momentum!

The first rule of thumb when looking for an opportunity is to never stop looking or applying, even after getting some interviews.

The more relevant jobs you send your resume to, the better your chances will be.

 

(Think of it as a numbers game)

For those who persevere, it’s a matter of time until you find the perfect stepping stone to help you level-up!

 

Bills are endless so it is very important that you find a situation that makes you happy.

 

Living paycheck to paycheck can really hide your opportunities because you’re so stressed out all the time!

 

Take action today and avoid that dead-end job you hate.

 

3. Apply to start-up companies

Applying to start-up companies is a great way to find opportunities. Unlike large companies, start-ups typically have more roles that need to be filled. 

 

4. Find your passion

 

Many times we feel pressure from our friends, family, and society to be something we are not. This causes our confidence to plummet because we aren’t playing towards our strengths and doing what makes us happy. Taking the time to figure out what makes us happy can boosts your self-awareness and self-confidence

When it comes to life in general, there are many benefits to pursuing your passions. 

 

The feeling of Empowerment because you realized you can combine your passions to create something you can’t even imagine!

 

Also,

 

Now that our self-confidence has increased, we can start pushing our boundaries to expand our comfort zones.When passion becomes our career or vocation, that’s when we start getting paid to do what we love. 

 

One of the things that really set me apart from other candidates was my passion for business and entrepreneurship. Being very passionate about something that is related to most of your work experience shows real character most employers seek.

 

You cannot teach work ethic! So,

Having a burning passion for something can really open doors for you. Finding your passion will bring out your ambition as you tell your story.

Sometimes, it may feel pointless applying to so many online jobs. It is normal to feel overwhelmed when you are job hunting, mindset plays a huge role in keeping you motivated to continue the search. The key is to persevere through the frustration and never stop looking for the position that will bring you to the next level.

 

Remember the goal while searching for a job is to get you to the next level in your career.

Omar Bagent