How to get the job of your dreams
There is an old joke that goes:
My Dad gave me the one thing he never had… A job!
Why do we teach our children to get a job when we really should be teaching them to find their goal and then journey finds it’s own way. When sometimes I am teaching younger people I ask them what it is they want, and one young person once said:
“I want to be a millionaire.” so I asked her;
“If I gave you a million pounds, but locked you in a room with it would you be happy”
“Well no.” she replied “It is then just worthless scraps of paper”
I then asked her what she wants the million pounds for? Then a plethora of material values came out, and I advised thinking of these things, but then we went a step further and to find the emotion behind, say the house she wanted.
“So how will having your own house make you feel?”
“Liberated” came the reply.
“So freedom is valuable to you”
We went from worthless bits of paper to a longing for her own space, quite different things to concentrate on, so one needs to define one’s goals clearly.
Defining your goal succinctly is the first step in anything you do, ask yourself can you have a cup of tea without first thinking of a cup of tea? It’s impossible! You must first have the thought to make the result. So just leaving school with the Ke Sara’ attitude is like a liner on the seas with no direction, you will soon run out of fresh water and food and eventually succumb to a horrible death!
I wish the teachers in my school had taught me this principle of ‘thoughts becoming things’ and defining my goals, it would have saved me 20 years of financial frustration which ate into the very heart of my happiness in my first half of adulthood.
I notice children today are taught the different learning styles:
Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
Physical (kinaesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
Solitary (intra personal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
Which is wonderful, I was never taught this at school, I did actually like school, just wish they would have taught me more useful things instead of Logerythms. which I still probably can’t spell, and I still have no idea what they are for. However, we are still teaching our children to get a job, when in reality the whole world of jobs and job hunting has changed dramatically,
If I was a teacher in charge of the next generation I would encourage creativity and effective goal setting ,and then perhaps some of our children will leave school set up a business and before they are 21 years old can become financially free and live the dream we are all meant to aspire to.
I advise all young people that getting a job is not a bad thing if you are trading your time for experience that you will benefit from later. Try to remember to always try to find your ‘pipeline’
and that carrying the water from the well each day is OK while you are young, but as you age, that bucket will get heavier and heavier, so find a way to bring the water travelling to you, so you can stop work, and the water just eternally keeps pouring in and you can then live the life you have dreamt of!