What is it about the five-year-period which drives people to the brink of making some impulsive and drastic changes in their lives, as a result of not making the kind of progress within that time frame? I reckon we should change that question we always ask about where you see yourself in the next five years to something that comes in a little bit more of some bite-sized chunks. Why can’t it be two years or six years?
Anyway, for now we’ll work with the five-year period many people give themselves in order to achieve certain goals they have and one of the major stumbling blocks they come across is ironically not an obstacle which is to be jumped over, but rather a rut to be climbed out of. Many people find themselves stuck in a rut in their careers and subsequently with regards to their earnings.
I mean you could be employed in some remote town, very far away from any career advancement leads you could pursue in order to take your career and earnings to the next level and this would naturally have you feeling like there is absolutely no way whatsoever of clawing your way out of your rut. I won’t sugar-coat in any way – your options are indeed limited, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any options available at all.
Fortunately you already have all the tools you need to fashion yourself whatever it is you’d use to climb out of your rut. You have your knowledge which nobody can take away from you and you have access to the internet. Seriously, what more do you need?
Now I need to get one thing straight though – you’re not going to start making money the very next day and you’re probably not going to be making the kind of money which will have you quitting your job within a month or two. It’s going to take a while to get you where you want to be, but you have to approach it with the view that it’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
What you should do is establish yourself as an authority in a number of niches you deal with daily. So you can go it the blog route like I’m doing or you could perhaps even self-publish some books via something like Amazon’s Kindle self-publishing platform. I’d suggest going it the blogging route…
What you’re going to do is discuss anything and everything on your blog, firmly establishing yourself as an authoritative figure by publishing information your readers can really make use of. It’s all about giving value, whether you know a good Century City Divorce Attorney you can refer your readers to (on the personal front), or indeed if you could perhaps use the knowledge you obtained via your formal schooling to run some kind of consulting operation.
So basically what you should do is use the internet to get yourself out there as an authoritative figure and then explore ways to monetise your knowledge, information and anything else of value you might have to share.