What if I told you there is a way you could be quit your job at FreshCo?
What if I told you that you didn’t need to go to University?
What if I told you all you needed to live independent and happy was a cell-phone, laptop or iPad?
You would most likely give me a side-eyed look and tell me what I was going on about.
The old days are gone
It’s true though. The days spent conventionally chasing success are long behind us. Don’t get me wrong, the process is still grueling and nerve-wracking, but the outlets have grown and so have the chances of becoming successful. Aside from a piece of technology, you need to have a stone-will and an intrepid nature. So many individuals find themselves at a loss in their careers, lacking opportunity and not enough resources to climb as high as they would like to. With social media, a ceiling only exists where we set it.
We can reach more people
Never before have we been able to network with as many people in one day as we can today. In the past, you could only meet with as many people as you had time to travel to in one day. Let’s set the average at 2-3 people per day. Today, you can send 20 personalized E-mails in 60 minutes. You can mass message your entire contact list the same message in a matter of seconds. This advantage saves time, money and the principles of this tool floods into the social-media revolution.
Our voices matter
On social media platforms, we can reach whomever we need to speak with in a matter of seconds. It has also hosted the birth of opinions that have changed world-views. We no longer have to be subjugated to the views of our communities. We are free to make an impact on the lives of millions of people throughout the world. This comes with its own list of risks, but for the most part, we are all influencers in our own right.
However you choose to use your influence, there will be a cause and effect. If people enjoy your effect on them, then this can be monetized. That’s right, people are willing to pay for a product or service that you post online. You no longer need to leave the house, work your life away in a factory or travel across the country to produce income! As I stated above, all that is required is perseverance and imagination.
The hard truth
What follows next is where I lose the attention of my audience, but it is vitally important. Anyone can be a self-proclaimed entrepreneur these days. Everyone and their uncle believes they can be the next upcoming sensational superstar. This inherently comes with long days and late nights. This means loneliness and aggravation for many years. Gary Vaynerchuk has an iconic saying: “Get used to eating dirt and be willing to do that for the next 10 years”. People aren’t ready for this. The average person does not want to lose sacrifice comfort and quality of life for the long-term goal.
Use This Time to Your Advantage
Now I get it, not everyone wants to be an internet sensation. In reality, this is a massive weight if not fully desired. I just wanted to illustrate my point, which is that the limitations have been diminished. Anything is possible in the age we live in. You are free to claim whichever lane you wish to drive in. you can forge your own path and this is becoming increasingly evident. The knowledge to learn anything you want is at your fingertips with a wifi connection. If you have been feeling suffocated or restless during this pandemic, you may be surprised to discover the air you need could be breathed in through your online learning. You can relieve the restlessness through a finite transition of finger movements. I firmly believe the best use of this isolation period can be spent online learning, understanding new concepts, discovering possible new hobbies and ultimately setting yourself up for success when this pandemic becomes history.
Where do you stand? Will you use this time to become a better painter? Will you learn strategies to rewire your business model? Are you going to learn how to invest in the stock market? Maybe you’re a starving musician and need the push of a more attentive audience. Now is the time to restrategize and take advantage of the opportunity presented to you. What will you do?
As always, I hope my readers are staying inside and are all doing well. We’ll be through this soon.
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