Your life depends on it

In a recent blog I noted that the CV is as much for you as it is for the prospective employer or investor.  The CV exercise is even more useful if you are facing the choice of being an employee or becoming an employer (i.e. starting your own business).
Both of these paths lead to an interview of some type.
Whether you are interviewing for a job to clean toilets, design them or run the company that makes them, the interview should be taken very seriously.  By ‘serious’ I don’t mean that you should ‘stress out’ and lose your mind.  What I am saying is that accepting a role for a full-time position is a major life decision that should not be taken lightly.
Your short-term plan may be a job, but still take a long, hard look at what the job can offer in respect to what you want to achieve, who you want to be and become.  If you take on a role will it help you to be closer to where you will need to be positioned (skills, experience, financially, socially) to achieve it? What can you do to allow the job to will serve you as you serve others?
Like I said, it’s a serious matter.

I say all of that to say this….

Too many people spend their lives investing in someone or something else only to look back and have regrets. When you are clear about your purpose for being on this planet it becomes easier to make the important decisions and recognise the short-term pain for the long-term benefit.
I think it’s safe to say, that long gone are the days when somebody had a job for life. This job, this decision, is only one chapter of a book (your life) waiting to be filled with experiences and adventures. Along the way we have to make money to pay our bills and enjoy a lifestyle that meets our needs at this time.
As an entrepreneur myself, and being part of an entrepreneur or community, I know more people who feel more fulfilled making less money but living the lives that they choose. They recognise that it takes heart, courage and faith to either accept a job that will help them to get closer to their dream or to even say no to a job and shape their own destiny.

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Are you the type of person feels that you have a great idea that could be great business? If so, before you take the massive jump to start your own business spend some time with business owners (successful business owners) who no matter where they are in their business still have a joy and satisfaction in their decision to start a business. Spend some time understanding YOUR purpose. And if you don’t know what your purpose is, then your purpose is to find your purpose. By the way, I know this is easy, but it’s the truth. And I know this is difficult because I’ve made this very same decision for myself.
What is more important to you?