Remember “Field of Dreams”? Kevin Costner heard a voice telling him to build a ball park in his field to attract ball players. He believed the voice and eventually the old ballplayers came out of the cornfield to play ball!
Great story but life doesn’t seem to work that way for most of us. Even Apple had to market its products before they achieved that status. Now all they need to do is build it!
Most of us need to do more to succeed, or just make a living. One problem I see is education. Education seems to have that “build it” mentality, get your degree and you will do well. Unfortunately that is definitely not true now, and may not have been true for years. Many colleges do a great job of teaching the young how to market themselves, network and find a job. The build it mentality may hold some back as they are taught that they are a cut above the rest and don’t need to accept an entry level job, nor do they understand how to do well in it and work their way up. I haven’t done any statistical research, but do know a bunch of “kids” who did just that; started at the bottom, served their employer well, and are getting raises and promotions. Are they lucky, blessed by parents who taught them to do this, or have they just figured it out? The flip side is; can they be taught to make a living?
I am going to add another page to my blog site, am calling it “SUCCESS STORIES”, wherein I will share stories of people who have found a way to make a living and how they did it. I am not looking for the rich and famous; they are too out of reach for us average people. I am interested in how people get started and what they have achieved so far.
I do think we need to revamp our education system and make it more practical so there is a payback. But that is another matter, we can’t wait for that.
If anyone has a success story to share please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will consider it for a story on my web page. My goal is to provide ideas that may help
someone get started. If anyone has stories about middles aged folk they would be good too. I believe “average people” have very interesting stories!
I also think there are more opportunities than we read about and here on the news. Getting that first job is a challenge (very much o a challenge for me!), but is very difficult to find
these days. But, some are doing it and I’d like to share their stories of how they did it. I will not include names unless I get permission from the person.
If it helps one person, it may be worth it!