No career at all |

During lockdown, our online sales skyrocketed because the only way people can buy products is to order online. Many young people have embarked on entrepreneurial projects. It was the era of baked sushi, gourmet cookies, burnt cheesecakes, and restaurant chefs preparing meals and delivering them to homes. Many quit their jobs and realized that their dream of becoming an entrepreneur was a reality. And then the economy opened up; e-commerce was more robust during the height of the pandemic years. Many young entrepreneurs also found their products weren’t selling as well as they did during the height of the pandemic, so many closed their businesses and returned to work. Change happens quickly and we need to understand the dynamics of change to make the right decisions.

The world has never seen change happen so quickly and on this scale. A notable feature of change is the overabundance of data, information, technical developments and rapid emergence. Add to that the volume of new regulatory oversight or even the need for it in existing and emerging industries. It’s nearly impossible to keep up to date on the wide array of tech-focused companies and make projections and predictions. All of these complexities and challenges of change lead to many options and choices.

Many have discovered the difference between fantasy and reality. Take the case of the pandemic entrepreneur who, for a brief period, enjoyed a “moment” of becoming a startup founder who was freed from the shackles and bureaucracies of business and is now working for himself- same. They found that while doing business at home, they may have been freed from dealing with one “boss”, but they still had to deal with many “other bosses”. The “other bosses” are investors, customers, trading platforms, delivery logistics and, don’t forget, their employees too. This is a harsh reality that has hit many in the face because they haven’t mastered the level of understanding the intricacies of entrepreneurship. Teachers, professors, parents and motivational speakers have fueled their false teachings with new-age platitudes like: “You can do whatever you want to do” or the most famous “You can be whoever you want as long as you want”. have a passion for it.

Gullible and impressionable young people bring with them the thought that they can always try to do different things until they reach their “passion” rather than hunker down, commit and master their work or their profession. And so, these work butterflies never stay in one place for long as they keep trying different things in search of their “passion”.

The hard truth is that you can never have a career if you keep quitting your job because you can’t master one thing and make it a platform for long-term success. The mindset that there will always be something better for you around the corner serves you badly, whether you’re an entrepreneur or a professional.

I’m blessed because very early in life I learned from legendary business philosopher Jim Rohn in one of those tapes (don’t laugh now). I heard him say, “If you want to earn a lot, then you have to be good at your job. To earn more, you must be excellent at your job. But if you want to make a fortune, you have to make sure that only you can do what you do in your job. And that’s why I still focus on my craft today and want to make it even better.

If you are young, having many options and choices seems appealing and appealing. Yet the long-term cost of changing jobs, getting bored quickly, and wanting to try something new all the time, especially when the road gets bumpy, won’t sit well with you in the long run. Meanwhile, your life is slipping away from you, you lack the skill and your know-how lacks the depth, experience, insight and mastery that an open-source artificial intelligence platform can beat you to. any time, hands down.

It would be best if you built a strong foundation while he was still young. Refrain from unintentionally making yourself less employable or unable to do business without mastering the subject matter.

Be thoughtful. Concentrate. Stick with something long enough to objectively determine if the job or job is right for you as you would for them. Someone once said, “I know something about everything and everything about something, a jack of all trades and a master of none.” He’s probably unemployed today.