The year to focus on winning the battle, not the war!
I’m not saying to give up on big dreams–no way…We need those to keep us motivated! I’m just saying that grasping every opportunity— however small— will be an important key to success this year. Yes, we all know the media can hype things now and then because freaking us out is really good for ratings, but it’s not exactly breaking news that our country/the world is undergoing a pretty challenging period fraught with an unprecedented type of financial debacle that has, and will likely affect all of us. Possibly, dramatically!
But we can’t just respond by shrinking in fear and curling up in a ball. Instead, this is a time for taking action and facing our problems directly. Rethinking our priorities and remapping our life-strategy is critical now, and by overcoming each obstacle— each battle— we can and will ultimately succeed and win our personal wars. For many, one very important battle to win relates to that hugely important asset known as our job. We need to take some serious strategic action to protect this and secure our professional well being. In a world where speculation seems to be everywhere, I can assure you that one very wise, safe and sound place to invest is in furthering you and your career!
That’s because if we focus on bettering ourselves during these challenging times, we’ll be poised and ready to score the best top-drawer positions that will inevitably become available when— even as, things begin to turn around. History tells us that most often the best times follow the worst, and this means that making the right moves during hard times can and most likely will result in greater rewards than you’ve dared to even dream of later!
So, how can you best ensure that you keep your job and income, find a new one— maybe even a better one? Take a moment to envision the end of 2009 and how you will get there.
I’d say to stick to the fundamentals and take a conservative, long range approach toward your career by acquiring some solid training and adding to your present skill-set. For me, I have my sights on more training and the CCIE Wireless certification.
Each merit, capability and talent you can gain is a battle won in the ultimate goal of winning your war over lost or reduced income and/or employment! By arming yourself this way, you will be able to get a job, keep or significantly advance your current position. You may even become flexibly equipped to change careers and re-enter the workforce in a more dynamic, lucrative sector. The key is to concentrate like a winning racehorse that unwaveringly looks forward toward the goal without getting distracted by the thundering hooves of negative chatter and influences. Stay motivated, stay in training, and stay focused on the prize!
Another way to look at this process is like going for a base hit in a baseball game. After all, four of these make a run, and a few more of them added up together can win the game. What I’m saying is that something that looks like a small opportunity, like a base hit, can lead to a big win— a job, advancement–even a shiny, new career! You really can win in 2009, but to do so, you’ve got to stay motivated and forget about that home run – that’s so 2005! Instead, turn off the T.V. search for, find, and apply yourself to the one, most promising opportunity you have today— it’s there. It may be just a base hit, but it very well could lead to getting you some serious game. As one opportunity evolves into another, you’ll gain momentum, and even more importantly, fulfillment and increased motivation— things that are much more powerful than influence and money. And ironically, you can’t possess either influence or a sustainable income without being motivated!
One opportunity you have in front of you today is GlobalNet Training— a source of the kind of powerful knowledge that can equip you with everything you’ll need to succeed in the prosperous and ever-growing field of I.T. Except for attitude— that part is up to you. However discouraged you may currently be, it’s got to be you that chooses action, empowerment, and success over defeat and ruin. GlobalNet Training meets the full range of I.T. training certification needs— all the way from Introduction to Networking, to Cisco and Microsoft Certification, Security, and my personal favorite, Wireless networking. Armed and equipped with solid, certified skill-sets like those we offer, even the world of 2009 and beyond can truly be your oyster!
So, let’s get some major game going, get motivated, trained and ready to build our best lives beginning now in 2009— one base hit gained, and one battle won at a time!
All the Best!
CEO, GlobalNet Training, LLC