What The Young Generation Need To Know Today!

This Social Media takeover in the last few years has created a whole new level of generation entering into the ‘real world’. Most just want more content for their Snapchat or Instagram story and the danger could be they don’t grasp what is essential knowledge for being successful in the raw reality of LIFE.

Thus here, I go through some of the key areas I want this new generation to pay attention to when entering the real world!

1. Personality trumps grades

If you’re looking to enter the job market, your academic credibility will already have helped qualify for the interview so you will then need to draw on your biggest asset which doesn’t rely on your grades: Your personality. This is your greatest asset and will see you through the job market, promotions and help you venture into entrepreneurialism, if that’s is what you prefer. Sharpen your interpersonal skills, communicate well, look the other person in the eye, show enthusiasm, look presentable, show your charm and be likeable. Employers will judge you on this far more than your grades, making this one of the most important aspects of your overall success.

2. It’s not about the money

But of course it is. However, a classic mistake made by many who enter an industry of any type is to primarily choose that route based on earning potential. I became an optometrist because I know my salary could be high, and I made it to the top of my pay bracket, earning thousands every month. The problem is, it wasn’t me, despite giving it my all. I was unhappy and miserable. I chose this career for the wrong reasons and I had to leave it when I’d reached my rock bottom of unhappiness. The lesson here is that we all want to be aspirational with our earning, but even if you choose a career path with no passion, enthusiasm, or excitement, it will backfire. If your heart is in an industry which isn’t known for money making, explore it anyway, see what the options are. Are the skills transferable? Can you do it abroad, making your experience more useful? Perhaps you will start a business doing it? All the research about industry success indicates your the congruency of you as a person and the path you’ve chosen, will determine your overall happiness and thus success!

3. Respect the little jobs

We’ve all started from the bottom, or at least I have. Starter jobs are some of the most important roles you will ever do. Embrace them fully. The fact you’ve exchanged long hours for modest remuneration should teach you the value of money versus time. The lowest I earned was £30 a day for an 8-hour shift, and the most was £9000 in a day when I became a forex trader. If you do not value time from an early age it’s easy to fall in a pattern for the remainder of your career. These little jobs, be they supermarket shelf stacking or waitoring will expose you to people and scenarios of all walks of life. This is invaluable in brushing up on your interpersonal skills and rapport building.

Plus it will really make you really clear what path you wish to take in your future, whether that be exchanging time for money or creating wealth in a more efficient manner which tends to create far more wealth at the end

4. Become a new person.

This is my favourite step to being successful, because it rung so true for me. What were you like in school and uni? Like me, were you shy and introverted, or even bullied, and carry the psychological scars? The good news is that when you enter the real world, you get a chance to be a totally new you. I was introverted at school. No one thought I would go on to do anything significant, let alone become Britain’s most successful female forex trader and build up a £100 million business. Many young people ‘do what their friend’s do’. Scrap that notion, go it alone, get used to being independent-minded. This is the one time you do not look to your friends. This is the time you can reinvent yourself. The decision to do this can be instant if you so choose. You leave behind the peer groups of school, you shake off the baggage and you can finally be who you want to be.

5. The positive U-turn

The industry path you choose is not the total sum of you. Linking to point 2, changing careers further down the line often comes with guilt and shame. When the calling to go a particular direction is strong and clear, that has to be honoured. Allow your ego and mind to understand ‘this is me right now’ is not ‘me forever’. I left optometry to work in the property market, and then became a forex trader. I reached success in all areas, but as I followed my calling to each field, the results exceeded all expectations. Follow what excites and motivates you, so do not be afraid to move from one industry or opportunity to another.

6. Use your intuition

Few business books will explain how to do this. Gut feeling is probably our biggest assets in all aspects of our lives. When choosing an industry, let your heart, not thinking mind, help you. Refer to a situation in your past where you felt your heart leading you to a place or situation which was absolutely right for you, now use that same feeling when it comes to your next challenge. Ask yourself ‘does this feel true to me?’. Do I like who I will become in this industry? Do I like and trust these people? You will need to employ this throughout your life when meeting potential business partners, colleagues , employers perhaps and deciding on organisations to work with. Ignore your intuition at your peril. We’re slowly becoming a more spiritually aware society. Without prescribing too much to the myriad of spiritual solutions out there, just simply learn to tune in.

7. Don’t listen to your parents

Not unless you want to replicate their successes and failures. If you’re looking for a career / life path vastly different to the lives they’ve created, following their advice is not the best thing. Parents can come with their own prejudice, cultural baggage and limited thinking. This is not to rule them out completely, but the moment you notice ‘limited beliefs’ coming from them when you’re discussing your career options, that’s the first warning sign. I came from a working class Midlands Asian family where almost everything I went onto doing was met with skepticism. Optometry was one thing, but becoming a property investor and eventually a forex trader was met with much antagonism, disbelief and criticism. My family could never accept my life as a trader could provide a viable source of income. It did a 100 fold. From family, take only the positives, shake off all the limiting beliefs. Their journey is not yours.

8. Zero fear factor

There’s no better time in your life to approach something with zero fear. When you start your working life, there aren’t always children, mortgages or and onerous bills that come in your later 20s 30s 40s upwards. Therefore take this time to absorb everything, network fiercely and push for the best positions. Starting out can be totally daunting but there is not much to loose at this point. Tenacity should be at its highest level since right now you have everything to gain and the only way is up!

9. Passive income

One thing they will never teach you at school: do not put all your eggs into one basket. People are taught to be too reliant on one career and one source of income. In the age of zero hour contracts and a volatile job market, the idea of jobs for life, is something confined to the generations of yesteryear. We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can only rely on our jobs for all our income needs. So get out there and learn how to implement a source of alternative or passive income. There are a myriad of ideas from e-commerce businesses to direct sales or trading currency or stocks and shares. Keep an open mind. Pensions have been battered in recent years, and I personally have never invested in one! My property portfolio will serve me much better, so it is essential we keep our minds open to additional sources of income.

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