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3-Step 'Big-Fish' Approach Practically Guarantees Career Success

3-Step 'Big-Fish' Approach Practically Guarantees Career Success

Imagine getting your post-secondary degree and being presented with a multitude of job offers… within the next week!

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You’re overwhelmed and excited at the same time; the world is your oyster! There’s no trace of fear, no worrying about paying your loans or making your way in the world. You have guaranteed your success in life, and you’re going to be great. Doesn’t that sound nice? Well, years ago when people with college degrees were the BIG fish in a small pond, that may have been a graduating student’s reality. But for those of us in the first stage of our career TODAY, we know this is just a dream. Because today, having a college degree is the norm. It’s the new standard for entry-level jobs, and (if you’re lucky) you’ll be able to pay all your bills each month with your first job out of college. Nowadays, things are different. There’s more competition than ever, and the best companies out there can take their pick from an ocean full of qualified, normal sized fish.

This Doesn’t Have To Be You

I want to give you something. See, there’s a simple, proven way to create your own pond - where you’re the big fish once again - and then attract the dream employers you want to catch you. No need to compete. No need to worry about getting a job or paying the bills.

3 Steps To Being A “Big Fish” And Getting Your Dream Job

And that’s what I’m going to give you in this article - a way to do things different, so you stand out in a unique way that attracts the people and opportunities you want, and practically guarantees your success. (There’s also a great free resource at the bottom that’ll help you take the next step.)

1. Take Charge Of Your Education

One of the most important moments in my life was when I was sitting at a conference listening to a millionaire on stage talking about his keys to success... And I’ll never forget what he said: He spent more than $10k/yr on his education… outside of post-secondary school! He had his bachelor’s degree and was probably in his 40’s - and he was still spending a HUGE amount on growing and developing himself. He spent more than $10k a year on coaching, seminars, conferences, books, and courses created by people he looked up to who were getting and doing what he wanted to get and do. It was that simple, he said. I’ve taken this to heart, and you should too. If you want to practically guarantee your success, get your dream job, and create the life of your dreams - never stop investing in yourself.

2. Get A Mentor

A few years ago I was fortunate to build relationships with a few key people who would become my mentors… And I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without them. They helped me launch my career, and opened doors that I didn’t know where even there. They gave me the confidence to chase my dreams… And the tools to get there. So if you have big dreams, but you’re not sure how to get there - then find someone who has done what you want to do, and find a way to get them to mentor you. Most people are more than willing to help the next generation succeed - because they had mentors along the way as well.

3. Follow The Great Ones

Here’s a small tidbit of wisdom that could change your life: You don’t have to figure everything out yourself. Many have come before you, and many more will come afterwards... all you have to do is follow the path laid before you by the Great Ones, the leaders in your field - those who have done what you want to do. If you’re a bit stubborn, like I once was, then you’ll find this truth to be relieving. Like a weight lifted from your shoulders. I accepted it years ago by finding a mentor and following his formula, and it led to me getting my dream job - and now, a few years later… I’m helping others follow his formula to get their dream jobs as well. So, wherever you are in life and whatever your dreams are - take charge of your education, find a mentor, and follow the Great Ones, and you’ll practically guarantee your success.
This post was originally published at an earlier date.
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