So, You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

So, you want to start a business? Why do you want to start a business? What are you passionate about? Can you turn your passion into a business? These are the questions you should ask yourself when thinking about entrepreneurship.

Many of us are looking for financial stability. We want to build legacies for our children. Many of us don’t have other options, and starting a business is our best option. Being an entrepreneur involves risk-taking, passion, time management, planning, strength, and complete knowledge of the business focus.

Starting a business seems to many to be a daunting task. Many are looking at what they assume to be the set backs to starting the business. Money, money, money is always the concern. Many cannot see past the sacrifices in the beginning, to understand the principle concept when operating any business. You have to spend money to make money. You have to vision the end, and do what it takes to get there. Don’t concern yourself with the money needed to start, figure out what is needed initially. Don’t dwell on what if. Turn what ifs positive, make them work for you. What do I have to do to get this going? There may be other options, other routes available to you. Suggestions to overcoming these concerns are to first:

  • IDENTIFY THE VISION – Write a clear vision of the business. The vision is the roadmap or blueprint the business will follow. Your vision should include where you are starting, and lead clearly to the end of your vision. This vision map will change. It will ultimately evolve into something new. Every successful business or organization needs a vision.
    • What is the vision?
    • What is it you want to do?
    • Is this your passion?
    • What is the goal of the business?

Identifying the vision includes answering the above questions. Once these questions are answered, a viable idea for a business should be clear. Clearly knowing the vision and having passion for the vision will put you in position to begin to accomplish many of the goals that you may have as an entrepreneur.

  • MAP THE VISION – Write down all of your thoughts about the vision.
    • What is the vision?
    • Where is the vision?
    • How do I get to the vision?
    • Who needs the vision?
    • Why do they need the vision?

Make vision boards. Write out clear ideas with pros and cons for each. Itemize what is needed to start, draw lines through everything that can wait. Mapping the vision gives you a clear path as to what direction the vision should take. All of the above questions, once answered, identifies where and what needs to be done. Each step should be outlined. Each need should be addressed.

6 Steps To Creating A Vision For Your Business

Winging Your Average Life..

I want you to look at that heading and really think about what it means and subsequently what it means for your online income. That’s what your here for right? To make a living on the internet, creating an amazing business which lets you take control of your life and make it by your own design.

You can’t make anything great unless you plan on making it that way, there’s a saying that goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. I’ll be honest I have no idea who said that but the meaning behind it resonates with me so deeply, that every day I get up I know what I am doing and what I am working towards. But too often I speak with people and they don’t know what they are going to do in that day, they might say “oh I’m just working” or “its my day off”. These are the same people who don’t know what they want out of life and they end up winging every day they get through. Even business owners who have the motivation and drive to make something of their business, don’t always have a clear vision of how they are going to grow their business and where it is going to be in 3, 5 or even 10 years.

I want you to think of it this way, if you plan on going on holiday you have to really plan that holiday in detail if you are going to make it a great holiday. The location, the activities, whether its hot or cold there, whether the accommodation is classy or cheap, whether or not there is a mini bar because you know you are going to want a drink when you arrive at your room. The point is if you don’t think about what you want out of a holiday, you will probably have a rubbish one. What I want to show you here is exactly how you can create an epic vision of your future business and use it to map out your success over a 3 or 5 year period.

Creating Your Vision

Whether it is creating your online income generating business, or even a combination of both online and offline, you need to start with a vision. The vision needs to be of you already having reached your end destination. When a plane sets off to another country, the pilot already knows where he is going and they have an ETA already calculated. They know where they’re going, why and roughly how long it will take, it’s the same with your vision.

To enable you to create a great vision of your business, here are the steps that myself and many other entrepreneurs are using to create great businesses with a purpose.

Step 1 – Create your picture

We think in pictures, so sometimes the best way of seeing the future you want is by drawing it. Now this doesn’t have to be Picasso grade work, it just needs to work for you, enabling you to put what you want your business to look like in years to come in drawing. This will be the starting point of writing your vision so think about the different components that would make up an ideal business for you. I remember I drew a picture of a laptop and a hammock on a private beach to begin with, I love travelling and if I can run my business like that, which many other people do in the same way then I am going to do so. The same goes for you, what do you really want out of your business and what do you want it to be?

Step 2 – Collect some photographs

Creating an online income or for that matter any other business is extremely ball breaking at times and it does drag you down if you rely on will power alone. Sometimes you need to remind yourself of why you are doing it, remind yourself of why you are putting in the effort in the first place and collecting photos is a great way to do it. Collect photos that reflect what you want out of your business, if that means you want a flash car and a mansion as a result of the online income you generate, then you need to find some pictures of these things. Do not underestimate the power of this step, seeing visual reminders of what you are working towards is great motivation to keep on going even when the going gets tough.

Step 3 – Describe your perfect day

Now we are really getting into detail in this step. Now you need to describe your ideal day and what you want it to look like. What would you consider to be a day that just goes right for yourself? One that you come home and just can’t stop talking to your other half about, a day that has been formed from lots of hard work and graft. Write it all down in detail so you can come back to it on a daily basis.

Step 4 – Imagine what life will be like

Now you need to imagine exactly what your life will be like once you have created your ideal business. When you think about something already having been done, your subconscious will do everything it can to make it a reality as it does not know the difference between fake and reality. Once your subconscious begins to work for you to make it reality, you have the most powerful tool on your side. Be as specific as you can, remember you need to make it so real, because when it comes down to it, the time in between you achieving your vision and now, simply becomes the buffering time of life.

Step 5 – Get clear about the value you deliver

You need to decide now exactly what the value is you are providing to your audience. Not just the features themselves, you need to explain the benefits of your business and what it can do for your customers. When you wake up knowing what you and your business is all about, you can create an online income unparalleled to any other income source, because you have a business that fuels the fire of your passion and a limitless platform of which to promote it. Know your features and benefits like the back of your hand.

Step 6 – Write your vision

Now it is time to write down the vision for your business. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect, you can tweak it and add to it in time, it just needs to be believable, like it has already happened. Just start writing now!

In time you will be able to emotionally charge it in various different ways, using language that really gets the hairs on your neck to stick up. If you have a strong vision written down now, giving you a reason to get out of bed every day to make it happen, if you read it every day and make it a part of you, well you are on your way to achieving your desired online income, business and lifestyle.

What Really Moves Entrepreneurs?

I attended an event where a colleague and friend, Linda Cobb, who also works in the coaching realm, spoke to the audience about being an internal entrepreneur, which is someone who works and thinks like an entrepreneur, but works within the “safety” of an organization. She explained that both internal and external entrepreneurs are generally creative, risk-taking, multi-taskers who don’t know how to turn it off. I don’t about you, but that resonates with me. I’ve always been that way whether I worked for someone or for myself.

She went on to ask the audience, “What do you stand for? What specific problem can you solve? What’s stopping you from solving that problem?”

Regardless of where or what you do for work, these are great questions for each of us to examine, especially those who have the entrepreneur within that is screaming to escape and make things happen. Status quo is never acceptable for any entrepreneur. Internal and external entrepreneurs are always on the move and always looking for ways to make things better.

I thought about her questions in more depth and how they apply to any and everybody, from the small business owner to individuals working in larger organizations. More than anything, I wanted to get at the root of why people become entrepreneurs, internally or externally. What drives them? What gets them excited?

After some careful reflection, I concluded that there are four factors that cause entrepreneurs to get excited:

1. First and foremost, passion.

Without passion, you’ve got nothing but a job. On the other hand, passion is the driving force for entrepreneurs. It’s what fuels those who take the lead for a cause or initiative that they believe in. As Helen Keller once said, “One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.”

2. Entrepreneurs love autonomy.

In short, entrepreneurial-minded people are motivated by autonomy. They are self-directed and accept successes and losses within their work. More importantly, losses don’t stop them. Autonomy drives them, so step aside, and let them get to work.

3. They own it.

Ownership of failures and credit for successes are key to successful internal and external entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs don’t quit. They don’t give up. They look for other options. They take ownership of the good and the bad and keep moving toward their goals.

4. An “atta boy” (or girl) can go a long way.

Did you know that Henry Ford almost gave up on his 4-wheel contraption? If it hadn’t been for Thomas Edison’s support and encouraging words, we may not have the automobile as we know it today. Just a tiny bit of encouragement adds light years to an entrepreneur’s passion.

And even if these do not resonate with you, be on the lookout. Many employees are looking for inspiration. Grab on to that, leverage their entrepreneurial spirit, and inspire them to become more.

Earn Income Every Month – Tips To Help You Multiply Your Income And Spend Less

Being your own boss can be a liberating and exciting experience. Starting your own business could be a way to express yourself creatively, manage your time to your own advantage and even make money, in case you are self-motivated and reasonably comfortable taking risks. But self-work isn’t right for everyone. Numerous independent entrepreneurs find themselves operating longer hours than at conventional jobs and taking on steep financial losses. If you are patient, resourceful and continuous, you can improve your odds of creating a successful business tailored to your personal needs and passions.

Freedom

When you start a company and be your own boss, you make a vital decision about which services and products you want to offer to your clients, as well as how and when you wish to deliver them. You have the freedom to revise these decisions in case your customers are not responding to what you really are offering, or if your initial choices simply do not interest you any longer, as your company grows.

Schedule

As the founder and proprietor of your company, you have the independence to create your own schedule. Although many business owners do find themselves working longer hours than they anticipated, they still have the flexibility to rearrange their operations to start later within the day, take vacations and prioritize personal emergencies. You will have opportunities to create your own routine when you initially set up your business and also in the course of day-to-day procedures as your business evolves.

Principles

You have the power to create a company that is consistent with your personal values, and then infuse every aspect of its operations with your vision. You may start a business dedicated to dealing with a social or environmental concern. Alternatively, you might simply inject every aspect of your business procedures with moral imperatives such as honesty and integrity. This differs from the situation at a traditional job, where you may be anticipated to take actions or deal with clients in ways that are not steady with your own moral code.

Money

Although business owners are certainly vulnerable to financial losses, they are also capable of earning virtually unlimited incomes. Unlike a conventional job in which you know precisely how much you are going to make relative to the time you devote; entrepreneurs have the capacity to earn significant profits once they set up their companies efficiently and effectively. In addition, business owners can take advantage of a range of tax benefits despite paying higher Social Security and Medicare rates. They are allowed to accelerate or delay particular expenditures, hire members of the family and write off a larger variety of business expenses. These options can dramatically reduce the tax burden.

How To Create Digital Products For My Business?

It’s easy to create residual income with digital products no matter what industry you are in. You just need to know where to start.

What is a digital product?

A digital product is something that is delivered directly to a customer electronically, usually over the internet. The possibilities are endless. You can deliver audio, video, books, worksheets, and even complete courses online.

With today’s smart phones, you pretty much have all you need in the palm of your hand. You can take photos, audio and video directly from your phone. You can upload them online directly from your phone. You can manage an autoresponder directly from your phone. You can even update a WordPress webpage directly from your phone.

No longer is the use of technology a barrier to creating great digital products.

What kind of digital product can I create?

The digital landscape is only tethered by your imagination. Here are a few examples I personally know about:

· A cake baker released some of her ‘secrets’ and created a six figure a year ‘side’ income using video training.

· A dog trainer created simple training and is making more than six figures with his business model.

· Just last week I was on a training call with a writer who is making seven figures after quitting writing and developing products for writers using a simple, and free, mind map software.

· Personally, I know a house inspector who is developing a software to help his business that he plans to sell to other inspectors. The software was already created, he just needed to make it fit his niche.

As you can see, there are opportunities no matter what industry or niche you are in. Just look at what you do for your customers. Look at what you know about building your business. I bet if you asked around you could find something that you enjoy either professionally or recreationally that could easily become a digital product.

Step One: Find a need

Every great product starts with a single problem. The key is to solve it better or in a unique way than someone else. I like to ask myself these three questions:

· Can I make something easier?

· Can I make something faster?

· Can I automate something?

· Can I introduce it to a new crowd?

Step Two: Connect with an audience

Find those people who would be most interested in your idea. Go into forums, social media groups or blogs and get to know them personally. While on these sites, take note of the problems they mention. Jot down the exact words they use to describe their problems.

Step Three: Create an outline and produce a product

Use Amazon or look at your library or local book store. Find a successful book and see how they outlined their training. Don’t steal their ideas, just use it as a guide as you make a product that is uniquely yours.

Step Four: Deliver the product

Use a webpage or autoresponder to deliver your product. Once you get some interest and gain some customers, you can pay to develop a different way to deliver your product like a membership site or an online digital store. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Why would people buy from me when they can get it for free on YouTube?

This is a great question. People want to have everything in one place. They don’t want to go all over searching for it. If you make it convenient and solve a real problem for your customer, they will want to come running to your products.

I recently saw a product released that was a two page document with links to YouTube videos and other training sites. People were buying this product like hot cakes because they saw the value in having all the resources in one place.

Conclusion

Digital products take up no inventory and can be delivered day or night without you having to be there. The key is to create a good system that does all the work for you. Then, simply create something that is so valuable and uniquely you, that people fall in love with your product and come running with their wallets open.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Your Own Boss

Being your own boss, in this article will not only talk about owning a business but will also talk about being your own boss… emotionally, mentally and psychologically. There’s nothing worse than being mentally kept hostage.

Let’s Begin,

    1. You Become Free: This goes without saying that when you are your own boss, you feel free, you feel in charge of your life and for the first time, equipped with positive attitude and emotional intelligence, you feel like you can do anything in the world. That’s a good feeling.

 

    1. You Become Financially Independent: Creating your own business is a very rewarding adventure you will love to get on. Granted, not everyone can become a millionaire but if you are reading this it means you are one of those fed up of living paycheck to paycheck and would like to be in control of your own finances and life for the first time. Congrats. When you have your own business, and are determined to make it work, you get the ultimate result. Becoming a Multi-millionaire and the great thing is that once your business starts making money, you can put someone in charge and go have the best time of your life without worrying about money. That’s financial independence and freedom rolled into one.

 

    1. You Create a Legacy: Any business you create, having done it well, will outlive you and create a legacy for you, your children and the world. People will remember you and your name will outlive you.

 

    1. You Will Become Fearless: There’s something about being in charge of your life, you have nobody to blame for anything that happens to you and as you make certain individual decisions, even though they scare you to death, you will become stronger in the process. As you make many other decisions like this you will become really brave and will have exactly what it takes to be your own boss.

 

    1. You Recognize Your Strength and Weaknesses: Due to the fact that you are now making your own decisions and acting on your own, you will know what you are good at and what you should delegate to others. It will bring out your strengths and weaknesses to you and you become a more effective and productive person in the process.

 

  1. You Gain Respect and Recognition: Owning your own business is not an easy thing. This means when your friends and colleagues, at your re-union, ask what you do and you say you are an entrepreneur, they will have more respect for you and some of them will secretly envy you because like I said earlier on, almost everybody wants to be independent but fear holds them back.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Be More Grateful

Being grateful is an essential part of becoming a successful entrepreneur who stays the course. And here are 5 ways to include it in your life.

1. End The Day With Gratitude.

Instead of going to bed watching the latest TV programme, choose to spend 5 minutes or so, looking for things to be grateful in the day. Again, you have to break the habit of looking for things to be worried about – It is so natural now that you do not even realise that you are doing that. Every single person tends to have, on average, an equivalent set of highs and lows in any given week but most people are not aware of the high moments because they allow the low moments to occupy their brain all the time.

You must stop this practice or more to the point, replace it with more positive behaviours – Look for the good!

2. A Mid Day Gratitude List

Is your day feeling tough, write out a gratitude list. Sitting around feeling grumpy about situations you may not be able to change immediately, is not doing you any favours. Instead, take a moment to review things you can be grateful for.

3. Initiate Forgiveness By Searching For The Good

Is there someone in your life who has offended you? And can you not shake the feeling that you have been treated badly wrong? If you want to be free, spend time thinking about reasons to be grateful for, or even TO, this person. It may take some doing to get your mind to a place where it is willing to accept that there are things you can be thankful for, however forgiveness is really about your freedom. I know you have heard that before but it is true. If you want to be free enough to create a life and a business that you adore then learn how to quickly forgive.

4. Use Words of Gratitude, rather than Criticism

It is tempting to think that criticism will always get better results than gratitude but you would be wrong. Humans being react better to more positive words than they do to negative nagging. Relationships deteriorate over time when there is more negative than positive words being spoken. So, before you nag at your teenager, or spouse or employee, choose instead to think of things you can be grateful to them for. I get it, it will feel unnatural for a while but do you want a whole life or not? Do you want great relationships or not?

If you do, then choose to be someone who brings gratitude into every relationship. Choose to be someone who makes clear requests, rather than nagging.

5. Replace Complaining with Gratitude.

You complain when you feel victimized in some way. The truth is, you are never EVER a victim and another truth – VICTIMS DO NOT MAKE MONEY! so honey, if you want ALL areas of your life to work well, including your finances, then please replace your complaints with gratitude.

Try this with me. For the next 21 days, do not complain. In fact, when you are tempted to, replace it with a reason to be grateful. Can you do that? It takes about 21 days to establish a new habit so give this a go and then tell me the different it makes to your outlook on life and actually, the results you start to see and get.

Business Is Simple, Man Is Complicated!

Business is simple, so simple! However, when Man brings his complication into business operation and practice, failure becomes commonplace! There’s a misleading theory widespread in the secular world, the consequence of a theory established by so-called business experts deluded by satanic insight in the marketplace of the world.

According to this theory, world’s leading business and investment organizations like Bloomberg theorize that 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months – a whopping 80% failure rate. According to CNBC, the number of small-business failures exceeded the number of start-ups for the first time in the year (2014). While 400,000 new businesses are being created annually, 470,000 are closing, leaving a deficit of 70,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the first 10. The SBA goes on to state that only 25% make it to 15 years or more.

However, what these pretenders failed to tell you – perhaps they don’t understand themselves – is that it is not the businesses that failed but the business practitioners that incorporated their human failings into business practice that failed. The foundation of business as established by God is so sound, strong, and fail-proof in itself that it can withstand any condition of the marketplace – even the harshest conditions!

Uncommon examples abound in scripture of businesses started that has lasted as far as history can recount. The most prominent is the business started by Jesus Christ over two thousand years ago – the Church. Jesus declared to His earthly parents “Do you not know I must be about my father’s business” Luke 2:49. Jesus launched that business in Matthew 16:19 “And I tell you that you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” The business of Jesus Christ (the Church) and its primary product (Christianity) has lasted for over two years and still counting.

Business indeed is simple. The foundation of business is strong and solid. God founded Business upon a well-structured foundation. Four components make up the business foundation; an understanding of the workability of these components and how they interact to produce a multigenerational phenomenon is what is lacking in entrepreneurial practice in the marketplace – the four components of business foundation are Vision, Administration, Production, and Marketing. When you understand the interplay of these four components and you practice it faithfully and faithfully in your business career, I can assure you that your business will last forever!

Do you remember that after the fall of man, he took up the fallen nature of satan!” This presupposes that man became susceptible to a nature within that brings him under the control of his flesh. Struggle and failure became part of his everyday existence. Embedded deeply in the human nature were the nature of weaknesses and strengths. However, his weaknesses seem to take preeminence because of the influence of satan on earth. When Jesus began His ministry on earth, the Bible said, “He did not need anyone to testify about man, for he knew what was in man” John 2:25. What was it that Jesus knew about man? Jesus knew that the human nature can’t be trusted because of its inherent weaknesses.

Until each individual settles this inherent complication within his human nature by surrendering his life to Jesus Christ and getting filled with the Holy Spirit. After which, the individual submits himself and everything he does in life and business under the authority of the Word, only then he can overcome the inherent human weaknesses within his nature! Otherwise, his inherent complication may continue to compound things for him in life.

Work From Home and Earn Some Money

Once you are 18 and can earn for yourself, the need for a decent, well paying job arises. Though with many new industries and sectors are on the rise employers look out for well qualified candidates who fulfill the given criteria. Companies put up advertisements and the job seeker can contact them if they desire to provide their services. Whereas recruiters post their ads in the various online job portals, all the candidate has to do login to the website and check for the available job vacancies. This kind of recruitment process is fast, smooth, and convenient for both the parties as the job seek individual has gets enough time to prepare for the interview.

These job portals function very systematically. The human resource representative or the recruiter has to publish the required job vacancy and provide other necessary details that the candidate needs to know. The various job opportunities are listed and everything is categorized accordingly like salary, experience, job location and so on. These online job sites are vast with tons of data and individuals’ resume uploaded, seeking to fall into some company’s radar.

The person looking out for the desired job has to mention all the required details in the search box – job location, type whether work from home or full-time and the rest. These sites are clutter free as the data posted is neat and clear to the eye and is well structured. Today the job market is open with tremendous employment opportunities worldwide, chances could be that the person has to relocate but it all depends on their comfort and adaptability to a new place.

The company before hiring any candidate obviously scans through every resume to see if it matches their need. The communication between the HR representative of the company and an individual is via email, telephonic conversation so that the next step of action can be decided. Sometimes it so happens that the individual wants to just freelance or work as an intern and will seek such vacancies accordingly. Many just take up freelancing as side income or to enhance other skills, which are untapped in their full-time job. The reasons can vary from person to person as to why they want to work full-time, part-time, internship, freelance or simply volunteer in an organization.

Candidates who have uploaded their resume do not have to worry about the personal information being leaked. All this data stays confidential with the job portal. They act as a mediator between the potential employer and employee. The candidate should prepare a strong and powerful resume, which reflects his or her capabilities in the best possible manner. Such online job sites have built many careers and professionals who have made a mark in their particular industry.

They have a section reserved specially for blogs wherein write-ups can be posted and read by visitors who can share or leave a comment. Those who have the flair for writing can write blogs on relevant content and continue to improve their writing skills. Some sites also contain employers’ reviews, candidates’ feedback, and so. Today even people from non-writers backgrounds write blogs. It is all about how well you can express your thoughts on the particular topic.

The Gap Between Your Idea and A Job Offer

This is how we usually experience life: going to work, shopping, cleaning, socializing, vacations, getting married, kids etc. In each of these areas, we come up with ideas or ways about how to improve them. Then we either do it ourselves or communicate our idea to others. Next, people either accept our idea or they reject it. Sometimes we have ideas that work, sometimes our ideas don’t work.

Would you like to transform an idea that you have into a job offer?

The greatest obstacle in turning your idea into a job offer is your mindset.

Let me give you an example that illustrates this better. When you go to the bathroom, do you ask yourself: “hm… should I use the toilette paper or shouldn’t I?” Obviously, you don’t ask yourself that because it is one of the countless actions that we do on a daily basis, without thinking about it and that we do on automatic pilot.

However, the first packaged toilet paper was made 300 years after the flush toilet was invented. This means that many of our current, daily activities were not common sense hundreds of years ago.

This 300 years gap represents the distance and the wrong mindset that stand between you and your job offer which actually is a more psychological process that you need to overcome. So, let me show you how this 300 years gap looks in your current context of job hunting when you submit your resume and cover letter.

I will start by asking you an apparently unrelated question, but that it will explain the gap very well.

Why do you think you need to read more books from a specific field or subject in order to understand it?

Because you pick up and process just 11% of information at a time according to the story in your mind and the analogies your make accordingly. After reading the first book, you build a new neuro connection, you add up to the story you already have and can make new analogies. So, when you go to the second book, you will grasp a little more information because you can make more analogies thanks to the new information that you added from the first book and the story in your mind that you had before reading the first book.

And you keep reading until you get a sense of understanding for a certain field. But, the brain power is endless, so you will never stop to build up on the story in your head and in this way you increase the capacity of your brain to make analogies. Eventually, people will think you are smart, intelligent. They might also consider you an expert or educated person.

But guess what: our brain does this thing called analogy every single day in your life because this is how it learns. You go to school and you learn new stuff about how people relate, about geography, math, friendships. So, you have more information in your brain, thus a wider capacity to make analogies which means that you have increased your ability to understand, to process information and solve problems. And then you become an adult, you’ve gone through a lot of experiences (in family, society, neighbors, jobs, relationships etc.). At this point, you might feel stuck because you take your experiences for granted and not as a source to learn, develop your ability to make analogies and hence solve problems. This is because they don’t come from a common accepted source of INFLUENCE. Your personal experience is not something that comes from a famous book written by a famous guy, nor does it have a fancy name attach to it, such as CEO, business expert, you name it. As a result, you dismiss it and overlook it.

Society says you should have a particular job, with a particular name, in order for that experience you gained to be called actual experience. Then you have to use it and put it in an accepted INFLUENCE tool like a resume and cover letter in order to influence other influencers (employers) that you are relevant for the job you want. And then, these influencers invent and use this complicated application and recruitment system because they know you want to influence them with a wildly accepted influence tool that tells a lot about your image, your brand, but not about your personality. So, you send out, over and over again, your resume and cover letter until you will be selected for an interview. During an interview these influencers (employers) will ask you a set of practical and psychological questions that help them to get an idea of who you really are. This is how they will know if you are able to solve the problems from the posted job because the person who solves problems at work is the same person who solves problems in everyday life.

So, because of this factor called influence, the influencers use a complicated system to sort out the information you provide through influencing tools (nice written resumes with pictures, linked in profiles, cover letters, business dressing code etc.). This is because they want to get to the core of the real YOU.

You are the sum of all your experiences. Your ability to be competent in your field and the wisdom of solving problems come from this sum. They don’t come only from a specific job that you had in a specific moment in your life. Job history and the skills you acquired are important because they talk about your competence.

In the same time it represents an experience just like the rest of 90% that you have 24h/day and that you don’t put in your resume. As a result, employers spend a lot of money and create recruitment systems so that they can get to this 90%, namely the ability of solving problems which is a matter of making analogies among all the experiences in your life, not just in your specific field because this is how our brain works. So, one can only find out about this ability of yours by talking to you in interviews.

So, what does it have to do with reading books? Well, I said in the beginning that your mind perceives just 11% of the information. So, you read more books to get more insight into the subject or your reread the same book more times over. This is actually is happening with employers: the resume they read from you is 11% of the information they perceive about you. So that is why they have to check you multiply times over with interviews and all kind of questions and tests, so that they get the full grasp about you, about that part and ability you don’t put in your resume and that is solving problems, creates ideas every single day and that you take for granted and overlook it. They want to know how you think, not only what you can do.

This is your 300 year gap between you and a job offer if you apply with a resume.

My method “How to get a Job without a Resume and Cover Letter – the Entrepreneurial way” is a shortcut to this complicated process. It cuts to the chase and gets to the point because it avoids this type of recruitment system. My method closes the gap between your idea and a job offer because it directly points to employers how you apply your skills at work; it shows the real you, the full grasp of you and it makes the lasting impression that employers want to find out when they invest time, money and effort in recruitment systems.

It requires preparation, but the difference is that you have a higher level of control. By going with the usual resume application, you already realize that you lose a lot of control because employers make the selection and you lose visibility. As a result you apply randomly to multiple companies and then, you settle where you are chosen. Using my method, you choose your favorite company.