The most consequential decision that you will ever make is choosing a career path. The problem is that you have to decide early (in your teens) without really knowing what you want, or what you are capable of.
So most of the people simply coast through college and then go begging for a job. Definitively the wrong way to go about it. Don’t plead for a job… create one.
Many of today’s tech tycoons quit college to pursue their dream. To name just a few: Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Travis Kalanick, etc. They all quit college to start their own business.
If you are not technically minded, no worries… Just reinvent yourself. Like a snake, leave your old skin behind and reappear under a new persona.
There are traditional jobs and then there are unorthodox occupations. Since there is too much competition for traditional jobs, it is better to keep away from those and create your own. Something that nobody (or few) ever heard of. The more mysterious, the better.
In our society, people are always looking for something new. So, provide what’s unfamiliar… and intriguing.
Henry Kaiser said, “Find a need and fill it.” Being a little more forward-thinking than Henry, I say “Find a craving and provide it.”
Sex always sells, so becoming a tantric sex guru is a good idea. Tantra is about “physical and spiritual awareness.” In today’s world, there is a big market for that.
Charge big fees to reinforce the idea that you are unique and teaching something educational and valuable.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to know much about what you will be promoting. Your followers probably know even less. All you need is a silver tongue. No matter what, don’t be afraid to be outrageous, and fabricate with confidence.
You could start a Turning Dervish school. It is not widely known in the US and might interest a small but devoted following.
Starting a new religious movement also works very well. Many people need guidance and feel lost without a shepherd. Step in with confidence. Your followers will be eager to defer to you and open their purse strings for you anytime you ask. New jet? No problem. Keep young Joel Osteen as a shining light. He did very well for himself.
Storyteller. This is another good path to fame and fortune. Many parents are burdened and tied down by their children’s neediness. As a storyteller, your role is to free them by captivating the children with fantastic stories. Some hotels in London offer this service to parents who want to go out without taking their children with them.
As a good storyteller, you could even succeed in politics… And that’s where the Big Money is.
As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs out there.
But, and this is one the cardinal rules, whenever you succeed, you must give back. Don’t ever hoard money. Always share the wealth with your employees and charitable institutions.
If you don’t, you will anger the Gods (particularly Lyssa), and it is never a good idea to displease a lady.
Create and thrive!
Happy New Year to all… (except you know who).