My career interest took a turn after I left college.
At one time, I had a dream of becoming an attorney. Supposedly, after graduating from
I would directly enroll to law school, but fate altered my career
path, but instead, I enlisted in the United States Navy, and off I went to Recruit Training Center - Boot Camp, San Diego, California.
After serving honorably in the military, I took lots of memorable fun time experiences with me. I would not trade these unforgettable moments - military training, discipline, vocational trades, port-calls overseas...for anything else. My military trades helped land my first job - industry.
I did not find my industry interest.
I consider myself academically
successful. Although, I consider myself jack of all trades, but I am constantly in search of an ideal industry of my dream. In retrospect, I need to have more trade skills, and be par with latest technology and have the right tools needed to compete in this volatile market. I do have to focus on what type of job interests me the most and its demand. I have to ask myself the question of what is it really that motivates me? I would like to pause for a moment and compose my thoughts on the essential ingredients to sustain life...hard work, dedication, persistence, goal setting, etc....Life indeed is full of complex challenges and surprises.
Let me contemplate, and
reflect on what kind of industry fits me the most. Some suggested to take a look at Health Care - Nursing, IT, R&D, Law Enforcement, Paralegal, Entrepreneurship, Business Consulting, etc .... I don't know the answers yet, but in my opinion, before I jumped further, into an industry of
my choice, I would like to reflect on how to visualize myself in that industry.
Visualization could mean something
that I like to see happen, or exactly how I want to see that particular
industry make a contribution to my future. In order to make it happen, I have
to take few strides so I can enhance my interest and become successful.
What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
Owning a business is my
industry of choice. Having said that, entrepreneurial opportunity gives me the drive and spirit to become successful. It opens more
doors for growth and expansion, and thus, satisfy hefty profitability equals - financial
According to the Business Dictionary, "entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to undertake conception, organization, and management productive venture with all attendant risks, while seeking profit as a reward. In economics, entrepreneurship is regarded as a factor of production together with land, labor, natural resources, and capital. Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk-taking, and an essential component of a nation's ability to succeed in an ever changing and more competitive global market place."
Today, anybody can
be an entrepreneur. If someone has a particular talent for instance very knowledgeable
working around with computers or abreast with the latest software and hardware
technology, then that skills gained could be turn into a resource that people would
be willing to pay for cash. Then owning a computer business would be a venture.
Opening a small business somewhat does appeal to me, and it does not require a large working capital in the
beginning. Anyone can start operating out at their home. You don’t require a
personal secretary to do your dictation, or make your coffee, but maybe ask
local merchants around for referrals and good reliable support group.
time-to-time when business booms, buying a place, it is cost-effective and beneficial to hire someone to do extra work. Hiring extra help for a reliable admin support person can sometimes mean a lot more - between
success, or failure in relation to acquiring more clients, or losing them.
There are many advantages
of having a temp working for business. By having an extra person working at your
business operation: First, it can save you time and money. It will eliminate the hassle
for you doing your routine tasks such as: filing, answering phones, opening
mails, etc. Second, you can focus on inviting new clients. And third, someone
does answer your incoming calls, instead of your answering machine. If you
operate individually, it's difficult to be out on the streets marketing your services
and at the same time worried about clients calling.
Owning a small business venture can be rewarding and profitable. Among the benefits
are: First: low overheads. It does not require you to pay expensive
utilities and rent. Second: there is always flexibility. There is plenty of
time to enjoy taking time off to refresh outdoors by setting your own time as
needed. Third, there is no need to beat the rush hour commute. For you work in
the comforts of your place of business. And lastly, you can write-off the taxes as business
expense and claim as tax-deductible.
In closing, these are the top
10 thriving business opportunities for consulting: First, “accounting - is something that
every business needs, no matter how large or small. Accounting consultants can
help a business with all of its financial needs. Second, advertising - this
type of consultant is normally hired by a business to develop a good strategic
advertising campaign. Third, auditing - from consultants who audit utility
bills for small businesses to consultants who handle major work for
telecommunications firms, auditing consultants are enjoying the fruits of their
labor. Fourth, business - know how to help a business turn a profit? If you
have a good business sense, then you'll do well as a business consultant.
Fifth, career counseling - with more and more people finding themselves victims
of a corporate downsizing, career counselors will always be in demand. Career
counselors guide their clients into a profession or job that will help them be
both happy and productive as an employee. Six, communications - consultants
specialize in helping employees in both large and small businesses better
communicate with each other, which ultimately makes the business more efficient
and operate smoothly. Seven, - computer consulting - from software to hardware,
and everything in between, if you know computers, your biggest problem will be
not having enough hours in the day to meet your clients' demands! Eight, human
resources - as long as businesses have people problems (and they always will),
consultants in this field will enjoy a never-ending supply of corporate
clients, both large and small. Nine, insurance - everyone needs insurance, and
everyone needs an insurance consultant to help them find the best plan and
pricing for them. Ten, marketing – it helps a business write a marketing plan.
It gives ideas that you feel will help promote a business."
I hope anyone will gain valuable information from my blogs.