The second reason I feel strongly about in the Top 10 reasons in starting a business series, I began some days ago (check previous posts for the first one) and it is Building something that matters to you.
Often times we get jobs because we need to survive. We need the salary and benefits that come with it, not really because we believe in the product or service that the company is offering.
How many people do you know who join the marketing department of an insurance company but HATE it even before they are offered the job. They close their nose while taking the offer letter.
Agh!! How can one go to work every day loathing what they do from 8am to 5 or 6pm? That’s the fastest way to kill any spark of genius in your life!
My suggestion: Don’t rush of to tender in your resignation letter and quit while giving your annoying boss the mid. You really do need the salary especially in the economy we are in today. However, start now to build something you can pour your being into. You don’t have to necessarily make money from it from day one. But let it be something that gives your creativity and inventiveness an outlet.
Leverage on social media. Post on Instagram and YouTube if you care. But let many people know what you are good at or are interested in by blasting your message out in to the universe.
You never know who might be watching. Could be a decision maker in that company you would love to work for. And you may post something one day that gets you called up for an offer to work with them rather than for them or whichever you choose. You will never know if you don’t start creating.
If you do want to sell stuff, use the channels you are already familiar with. Facebook, LinkedIn, Jiji, etc. Don’t use social media like regular people do. No, you are different, you have a burning desire to grow your influence and finances; a desire to change the world.
So start now!
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