Chinese New Year is almost upon us. If you’re like me, you’ll be using this time to reflect on the year that has been and the year that is to come. With work playing such a pivotal role in all of our lives it will no doubt be a big part of the reflection process for many. What career advice can we take away from the year of the Fire Rooster?
Everybody loves a good quote. If you work at a startup, or you’re a startup founder/entrepreneur then you may find yourself in need of inspiration more often than most. So just for you, here’s a list of 365 inspiring quotes for startups and entrepreneurs. One for every single day of an awesome 2017 ahead!
If we’ve missed a favourite of yours please let us know!
In his best-selling book, ‘Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government‘, Robert Kiyosaki, expresses his belief that Grade A students who read well, memorize well and get high marks in exams are not necessarily destined to be the best creative thinkers, visionaries or entrepreneurs. Whereas, Grade C students, often grow up to be the creators of new ideas, businesses or innovative products. An education system focusing solely on academic attainment will not necessarily deliver the intended results.
Dreams and jobs… dream jobs, no oxymoron is more obvious. For a very long time, I thought dream jobs didn’t exist (at least on a practical level). My dream job at different stages in life include (in chronological order) being a top fashion designer, a twirling ballerina, a balling banker, a master chef and now a writer. Most of these were forgotten and lost into the void, usually out of my own self-doubt, the difficulty of the climb, the perceived lack of reward or a combination of all.
A winner has an unswerving focus on achieving their desired end result. If it means that on occasion they have to use plan B or even plan C to move forward, then so be it. The final destination, however, is never in doubt.