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How to Improve Your Career in a Digital World




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Nowadays more and more people decide to move online and find a job, which will give them more freedom and personal space. However, they are afraid that the digital world is not for everyone and you need to possess solid technical skills and master various tools to be able to compete in the market.

Luckily, the digital world is expanding at an enormous speed and the market is able to provide as many opportunities as you are able to grab, so don’t hesitate if you want to change your life.

Here is some practical advice to advance your online career:

1. Stay Tuned and Relevant

The digital world is the world of information, so the main thing you need to consider to start your virtual career is to how to stay updated. You will need to process huge amounts of information, so a livable and working strategy will be a must.

You should always remember that staying updated is the only way to keep up with all the changes and you don’t have a chance to neglect any aspect of the market you are going to enter. Here are some tips, which may be useful:

  • Keep learning. There are lots of various online lectures, tutorials and other classes, so you can find the one which will correspond with your needs. Try to take a lesson at least once a month and you will always be aware of the latest tendencies.
  • Follow experts in your area of interest through various media networks. It is useful to pay attention to their actions, words and predictions. You may get a few valuable and free lessons from them, which will greatly help in your future career.

2. Networking is a Must

It is impossible to survive in a digital world if you don’t collaborate with others. That is why you need to reach people online if you want to enter the market and find the job you are dreaming of. Luckily, social media is a free space, which equalizes every one, so you can easily contact any professional or guru simply by making a few clicks.

Use such platforms, as Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others to always stay updated. In such a way, you will not only be able to make friends with professionals in your area but also expand your skills and learn new things. This will surely open up lots of opportunities and will greatly help you to promote your skills and personality in the digital world.

“Relationships are leverage. If you give value to someone else first, you have leverage.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

3. Generate Content

Every day millions of users post hundreds of millions of photos, articles, reviews and press releases, so it is more than difficult to be noticed. However, there is a simple way to catch the attention of society and enlarge your target audience.

The key to success is to keep the content coming, which means that you need to publish data on a regular basis. Nevertheless, remember that your content should be interesting and personal. Try to be creative and fun by using a human approach and personal attachment.

In such a way, you will be able to increase your audience even if some posts will be weaker than the others.

4. Don’t be Afraid of Job Hopping

The term ‘job hopping’ is relatively new and many people still use it as a negative description of a person who is changing various jobs like gloves. However, statistics show that more and more managers decide to look for specialists, who have experience in relatively different areas and can apply their skills in any sphere of the digital market.

That is why you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new and switch jobs if you feel like you need to change the scenery and try various opportunities. Job hopping helps millennials to decide what niche to occupy and makes them multi skilled, which is a unique quality for a digital worker.

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein

5. Remain Organized

If you want to become a part of the digital world, you should always remember that being organized is the key to success. You will most likely work non-fixed hours from home, so it is more than important to keep track of all the tasks and complete every assignment on time.

The best way to stay organized is to make daily/weekly/monthly planners and notes to be able to remember all the data you need to process. It will be useful to download various time-management and organizing apps, which will help you to create lists, schedules and all other tasks you may face.

In such a way, you will be able to remember a huge amount of information, keep up with the deadlines and deliver all the assignments according to all of the demands.

With these simple but effective tips, you will be able to create a name and start your way in the digital world. Even if you still don’t know where to start or how to show all of your best qualities, being focused and organized, friendly and communicative will help you to make useful contacts, create tight bonds and find the job of your dreams!

What is some additional advice for building a career online?  Comment below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not




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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch




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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance




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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show




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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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