Friday, June 29, 2007

Can't Find A Job? Then Make One Up!

I was kind of in shock when I first heard this statement. I have since come to find out that this is a very good statement. In years past my mother was a nurse and my father worked at the post office - both the kind of jobs that they had for life!

Nowadays it is much harder to keep a job for life. Time and time again you hear on the news about another big company or plant either closing its doors or firing a large number of employees.

People "make jobs up" all the time. What about the person that wants to open up their own restaurant? Clearly there are more than enough restaurants out there already - right? But yet and still people are opening up new ones. What about the people that want to be clothes designers and have their own fashion line? Surely you have seen that there are no lack of clothing designs on the market today but yet and still these people create new clothing lines.

I know a lot of people are thinking "but what kind of job can I make up?" Well what is it that you like to do? What is your dream job?" What if you don't know what your "dream job" is? There are 2 ways to make money. The fastest way is to find a need and fill it. Look around your neighbor hood. Is there a need there? Could you start a babysitting business? What about starting your own daycare business? What about starting your own yard work business? All of these kinds of jobs are ones that have been advised as good businesses to start because there are always a need for these services. Where I live the guys that do yard work are always busy! One told me that he had more work than he could handle!

The 2nd way (and I think its the best of the two) is to take something that you love and turn it into a business. One of the reasons that I got into grant research is because of all the negative information about it. I did some research of my own and found out that there are many grant programs out there for individuals. Some of these grant programs are just begging for applicants! The people that say that there are no grant programs out there for people who want to start their own business are wrong. The people who have called me a scam either don't want to pay to be clients or they have just gotten frustrated by all the information that has to be weeded through and some of them just don't want to do the work.

So if there is something that you love to do or if there is something that is your dream job don't you think that you owe it to yourself to make your dreams a reality? No matter what kind of job it is there is probably someone somewhere doing what it is that you want to do (or doing something close to it) and they are making a good living at it!

1 comment:

Liara Covert said...

Its true that creating a business seems foreign to people who have always had employers. It appears useful to learn to develop skills like versatility and adapting to a changing world.