Someone whom I have never met, made this remark to me yesterday via email. Initially, it made me laugh, but I was left thinking about this statement and wondering how many mid-lifers or baby-boomers feel this way and is it good or bad?
I've had periods in my life and some quite recently when I have pondered about where my career has taken me and wondered whether I made the right decisions at certain points in my career/life. I can't say that I have regrets about career decisions that I have made, as for each decision made, something has always come of it. On occasions I may have dismissed the job as being just another experience, but at least after gaining that experience, I have learnt more about myself and which skills I don't want to develop further. I may not be in the place I envisioned being twenty years ago, but I'm happy with where I am currently and have plans in place to ensure that my current position keeps developing.
This last week I finally saw my e-book "The Winning Resume" for sale on Amazon. Hope you like the look of it.
This project is by no means completed however, as I now need to promote it, not just on Amazon but also through other channels including my other website. Once I have achieved a few more milestones in regards to this project, then I will be totally satisfied and ready to move onto the next book.
It's been a real learning curve for me getting this e-book published, mainly due to my ongoing struggle with technology. Over two full days of last week I spent many hours modifying the layout of my e-book so that it would look okay once it was reformatted to Kindle. I had written the document using Word, however, I also tried a web-based HTML format as well as PDF, but eventually found Word was the best to work with.
If you are a sports fan, then this post may resonate with you. I am writing it, hoping that it offers a little bit of inspiration to some of you.
This weekend I watched a movie called Boom, it was about a high school teacher who took up mixed martial arts in order to raise money to save his friend from losing his job as the music teacher at the school. It was very predictable and the star went on to win his debut fight in the Octagon at the highest level of MMA. Typical of a Hollywood produced movie. But does this happen in real life, what are our chances of success?
Start your business, what have you got to lose? At a time when it is possible to start a business for under $100, why wouldn't you start it straight away? If it's only going to cost you your time, then really, what have you got to lose?
In the past I have procrastinated on business ideas, putting things off because I wasn't 100 percent sure it was going to succeed or when researching the competition, felt that there wasn't room for another player.
On the weekend I watched a YouTube video produced by a guy named Trent Dyrsmid, a serial entrepreneur who has started a number of businesses over the years. He talked about the importance of taking action in the first place and getting your business going. Once you have taken this first step then you are in a better position to see more opportunities, opportunities you would not have seen if you hadn't started your business. It definitely made sense to me.
This photo caught my eye one morning whilst I was walking through the underground walkway at Perth Railway Station. There are a series of photos along with statements made by these subjects displayed on the walls of this walkway for the public to view and read.
The one above of Tony particularly stood out for me. I guess we all have dreams and those dreams can change over the space of a lifetime, however, many of them are also forgotten or just not acted on. Time waits for no-one and before you know it we reach an age where, like Tony, our dreams are replaced by regrets.
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