Why Millennials are Bored with Life and How to Fix It

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A quick Google search will tell you millennials are incurably bored with life and then proceed to tell you how terrible they are because they are bored. I’m from Gen-X but I don’t find it fair to bash on millennials all day long. I have worked with some younger millennials and from what I’ve seen […]

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How To *Not* Screw Up Your Life

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I’ve seen many people screw up their life over the years.

Most of it has been the result of poor decisions and a lack of discipline. I’m no angel myself – I too have screwed up parts of my life as well.

Your life is something you should reflect upon regularly. Learn to become your own critic and commit to fixing the things you know deep down inside are screwed up. Sometimes it takes a rock bottom period in your life to work out that you’ve screwed up.

The frustrating part is that you shouldn’t have to go to hell and back to figure out that you have screwed up your life. Personal improvement and reflection can get you to a place of understanding much faster. It takes time to get there though.

You might need to spend ten minutes a day assessing your life and seeing your decisions for what they are. I know what you’re thinking though: “Tim, I don’t have ten minutes a day, I’m flat out trying to survive and stay above water!”

If that’s your answer, then my response is this: If you don’t have ten minutes a day to reflect on your life and make sure you’re not screwing it up, then you already have a massive problem. Lack of time is the beginning of all of your problems.

Here’s how you will screw up your life:

 

Falling for addictions you think you don’t have

We all have one of the following addictions:

– Food
– Drugs
– TV shows / Online Games
– Sex
– Escapism
– Depression / anxiety
– Money

These addictions are at the root of what goes wrong and force us to screw our lives up. No matter who you are, you’re probably suffering from one of these even if you won’t admit it. I know I’m guilty of many of these. The first step is to admit your addiction.

Pretending you’re fine and not obsessed with one of these will force you to become ignorant. Ignorant people then go on to believe the lie that they can be perfect and that the problem is with everyone else. Before you worry about someone else’s backyard, think about your own first.

“If your own backyard is full of weeds, it’s because of your addictions”

 

Significant other

Romantic relationships are a big part of why we screw up our lives. While it’s impossible to avoid making mistaking in this area of your life completely, you can certainly minimise the damage. Ask yourself the following questions:

Why am I in a relationship?
How do I treat the other person?
What’s one negative similarity I have experienced in each romantic relationship?

The key phrase to remember with this part of your life is that you take “you” with you to each relationship.

Until you answer the above three questions, you’ll keep experiencing the phenomenon that is déjà vu in your romantic life.

 

Not saying this word enough

Your life get’s screwed up because of complexity. When your time is not focused in the right areas of your life and you have too much going on, everything goes bad.

Saying no is how you take back control. If you listen to interviews of billionaires, you’ll find that they are all superb at doing one thing: saying no unashamedly.

Part of what causes us to say yes to so many meaningless offers is that we don’t want to upset people. Living in this pretend world where everybody loves us causes us to become lost. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s okay. The key I’ve found is to learn to say no with respect.

By saying no respectfully, you become much better at it. That’s because the reactions you’ll get will be far more positive.

 

Never taking risks

Making the decisions that are always comfortable is the fastest way to screw up your life. We must grow as human beings otherwise we fall for addictions because we become bored. Life starts to lose it’s meaning when we don’t choose uncertainty.

Having the answer to every problem is not the way to go; not having the answer to every problem but taking the risky option anyway is where you want to get to. Everything I’ve achieved in my life has come from taking a chance and not knowing what could happen.

“The times I’ve personally fallen for addictions have been when I’ve become bored or stopped growing”

In this state, I’ve wanted to choose addictions to help experience some uncertainty or a high that quickly wears off and brings me crashing back to rock bottom.

Taking risks is harder than it seems. It takes practice and discipline. The beauty is that we all get options to take risks every single day. There’s no lack of risky decisions in this world. You’ve got a playground to practice in.

“Sometimes it’s fun to swing on the monkey bars of life and fall down a few times”

Taking these seemingly crazy risks opens up your perspective. From these new heights, you can see the world for what it is: a beautiful place, full of wonderful people all trying to live their purpose and find meaning.

Risk taking will eventually lead you to your individual purpose if you stay on the right path and don’t fall for comfortable results or addictions.

 

Allowing limiting beliefs to win

The beliefs you have will determine whether you’ll make decisions that will screw up your life. We all have limits that are caused by our beliefs. For a long time, I thought that I couldn’t be world class because I wasn’t smart enough and didn’t have the resources.

When you analyze your beliefs (and I recommend you do), you realize that they can limit you in so many ways. The reason you don’t make certain decisions is because of the underlying belief of what you believe the outcome might be.

When you remove the speed limiter that’s controlling your life, you can go in any direction you want, at whatever pace you want. You can achieve what ever you want, whenever you want. All of a sudden, anything is possible. The challenge is that your limiting beliefs are invisible to your brain.

They’re not easy to see and it takes practice to find out what they are and then throw them in the bin. It’s worth doing though because your beliefs can mess everything up. They can cause you to be broke, selfish, unlovable and very unhappy.

 

Not believing in yourself

“The biggest idea, the best person, the greatest tool you have, is you!”

Your life will be screwed up when you don’t believe that you can achieve your dreams. No one else can believe in you unless you do so first. You must know that you have everything inside of you to produce any outcome you desire.

Think about all the good things you have done and focus your time on that. Be grateful for how far you’ve come and then you’ll appreciate what it takes to get to the end game. Most of all, treat yourself nicely. Talk nicely to yourself and be patient.

 

Thinking change is a problem

Change is not a problem; it’s an opportunity. Nothing stays the same forever and to think it will is how you’ll screw up your life. When you accept that constant change is going to occur no matter what, the surprises, shocks and bumps in the road become something you look forward to.

You’ll begin to understand that every little change is the start of a new season in your life. Change becomes a challenge to keep on growing in new and wonderful directions. The strategy you’ve been searching for is hidden in the change that is right in front of you.

Change is not the problem because change is the start of the solution. Change is the first step.

Change equals uncertainty and we’ve already said that this risky place is the destination you need to aim for. It’s where the yacht is waiting for you to take you to that place you’ve always dreamt of.

Stop screwing up your life.

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Your PHD / MBA Doesn’t Impress Me

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That piece of paper you get after slaving away for years and going into huge amounts of debt doesn’t impress me. That acronym known as your education with three letters after your name doesn’t impress me.

Many countries like Australia, where I live, allow us to go on some deferred government payment system to achieve something we’re told we need.

I don’t hate university education; I just hate what it can do to people, and the entitlement and superiority it often creates. I hate when it changes people and makes them incongruent with who they really are. I hate when the piece of paper comes in the mail at the end of it all and nothing has changed. The broken dreams and a sense that we’re not enough continues on.

Think carefully about who and why you’re being told to get that Ph.D. / MBA because it doesn’t impress anyone, let alone me.

 

I’d rather you have time

Time to have fun and enjoy life. We’re here for a blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things. Who wants to spend time studying something, buried in books, rather than getting real world experience? Not me. If you want to learn a new skill, then go and do it.

The time you are wasting on getting a piece of paper to impress other people is killing your time. You could be using that time to do something you are passionate about and become a master at it, at the same time. You could do something that utilizes your passion and simultaneously inspires others.

Inspiring people with your gifts will light you up a lot more than any accreditation ever will. Spend your time wisely – you can’t get it back. You can’t cash in your qualification for all of those lost hours when you start to have regrets.

 

I’d rather you had money

Education costs a bucket load of cashola. Those thousands of dollars could be used to start a business you love or to travel to places you’ve always wanted to go to.

Those same dollars could be spent on self-development where you’ll learn who you are and why you’re here. You’ll learn the meaning of life. The meaning of life is not to work your butt off until everyone around you forgets who you are.

“Finding out who you are is the best education you can get”

Becoming a student of life is far more important. How do you do that? Take consistent action towards something you care about.

Having resources like money at your disposal can buy you time. Time buys you hours towards mastering your passion. It’s all linked. The thing that lights you up is what you need to educate yourself on.

If that’s a three-letter education, then chase it all you want and throw this article in the bin. If you’re honest with yourself and that’s not the case, run from your course as fast as you can. Don’t look back and forget about what your colleagues think.

 

I’d rather you were happy (not depressed)

I meet many academics that are not happy because they think that graduating will give them some Holy Grail.

“The Holy Grail is you. You’re the trophy and you’re better than any accreditation”

I hereby accredit you to be happy and live the life of your dreams. Being happy is much better than being depressed because you’re stressed from too much study.

Your number one priority should be your happiness. Seeing someone happy is what impresses me because it’s so hard to find in this crazy, messed up world.

Happiness should become your new holy grail and you should spend time studying that if you feel you haven’t found it. Happiness is found in the simple things in life. Happiness starts with you first. You must give yourself permission to be happy and no outside force will do that for you. Not even that university degree you think you need to be part of society.

 

I’d rather you were less stressed

Stress makes you age quickly and it takes away your willpower to inspire people and get out of your comfort zone. Stress is that disease in your body that is the catalyst for everything that is making you feel messed up. The good news is that stress can be worked through once it’s identified.

What impresses me is meeting someone who is calm and relaxed like a Buddhist monk. Someone who is full of wisdom and is not always thinking about the next goal or big event.

 

I’d rather you used creativity

People who are present and calm can change the world. The reason is that they have the headspace needed to be creative.

What they don’t teach you at university is how to be creative. The crux of creativity is being able to dream up something that no one else can imagine. It’s using your mind to think of a problem and then solve it. Creativity is having faith in the outcome even though it doesn’t exist in any physical form yet.

Creativity is like the heart of any entrepreneur. Creativity mixed with passion will change the world. That’s what impresses me, not your education status.

 

I’d rather you followed your dream

Not following your dream because you are trying to fit in with someone else’s standards is a real tragedy. Think carefully: who told you that you need a Ph.D. / MBA? What made you think you need one? If it was because you had a passion for education, then that’s okay sailor.

If it’s for some other reason (it usually is) then Mr. Trump, we have a problem. People that follow their dream are impressive. They do what 99% of people don’t seem to do. They’ve put it all on the line for that one thing that makes sense and lights them up.

When you meet someone who follows their dream, they have a different energy about them. They’re confident – not because they’re cocky – they’re confident because they know what they are pursuing in life. Certainty is confidence which leads to power. That’s what impresses me.

 

I’d rather you served others

Instead of chasing an education status that fulfills your own selfish desires, I’d rather you served others. I’d rather you had an education in the power of serving others and helping people. It feels amazing and it’s the sort of feeling that most MBA’s / Ph.D.’s will never give you.

That doesn’t mean we forget about ourselves; it just means we get a two for one combo. We serve others and we get the fulfillment to keep all to ourselves.

It’s tricky to explain unless you’ve experienced it. How you can affect other people’s lives is the best education for your own life.

“Your selfish desires are met through the desires of those you serve”

Finding a meaning for your life is buried deep within others. No one ever tells you that. We keep digging for treasure in the form of education thinking that the more we focus on ourselves, the more we will achieve our goals. This way of thinking is completely the opposite of the truth.

 

I’d rather you changed the world

If you want to impress the pants off me, then change the world. Do what so many are not prepared to do. Have a vision so large that people laugh in your face at your ridiculous ideas. Defy the odds. Go through hell and back. Spend your life learning how to work with people.

Become a leader. Help people change their lives. Improve the way we live on Earth and chase your dreams to the end of the universe. If you do that, then you’ll impress me. Your Ph.D. / MBA will never do that. Think about that thought long and hard.

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18 Quotes about the Ego to inspire Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness

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Have you ever looked back on your own behavior and thought; Why the heck did I do that? Maybe you’d had an argument with a friend or a loved one and you’d overreacted to something that was completely unnecessary. Maybe you were triggered by an old insecurity about relationships or you're sitting here wondering why you’ve been so hard on yourself at work. The reason we do these things that sometimes seem out of line with what we feel and believe is because of something that we all have, but that we could do with a lot less of. The Ego. In the West, the term ‘ego’ is typically used to refer to your self-concept, or more specifically in a Freudian context, the organized part of the psyche that mediates the drives of the Id and the super-ego. Sometimes we always use ego in a colloquial sense to mean the self of self-importance, usually over other people. In Eastern philosophy, ego usually means the feeling of I, which is all past karma that may be imprinted in an individual. Either way, however we define ego, we all know that it’s something that gets in our way. Typically we can agree that reducing our ego is a way forward towards better relationships, a more open attitude, and a healthier sense of self. However loosening the grip we have on our ego can be difficult in a culture that is focused on inflating the sense of the individual through achievements and rewards, social media accolades and personal narratives. For this reason, it’s valuable that we take moments to reflect on the ego; what it is and how it harms us, so that in our reflections we may develop a necessary degree of self-awareness. So without further ado, here are 18 quotes about the ego to inspire self-reflection and self-awareness.   “The ego is not master in its own house.” - Sigmund Freud “Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.” - Robert Anton Wilson “Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.” - John Lennon “There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right!” - Eckhart Tolle “Your ego is your soul’s worst enemy.” - Rusty Eric “Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.” - John Bradshaw “Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision.” - Darren Johnson “The instinct that pulls us towards art is the impulse to evolve, to learn, to heighten and elevate our consciousness. The Ego hates this. Because the more awake we become, the less we need the Ego.” - Stephen Pressfield “Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something.” - Osho “When one is without ego, one becomes infinitely free of all personal judgements, and perceives life and the world with divine eyes and mind. Nothing is offensive to them and they remain in perfect serenity and peace always.” - Mooji “Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.” - Ram Dass “When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.” - Harbhajan Singh Yogi “All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.” - Eckhart Tolle “Have you ever wondered why the slang terms for intoxication are so demolition-oriented? Stoned, smashed, hammered. It’s because they’re talking about the Ego. It’s the Ego that gets blasted, waxed, plastered.” - Steven Pressfield “If you learn how to make fun of yourself, your ego will go down.” - Nirmala Srivastava “Your ego is an avid interpreter. It is so quick to interpret events as ‘bad’ or ‘good,’ or ‘right.’ It never fails to see the little picture.” - Robert Holden “The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of the ego.” - Eckhart Tolle “Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.” - Thomas Carlyle ----------------------------------- Attention Pick the Brain Readers! Are you ready to ignite change in your own life? If so then grab a copy of my free eBook: MORNING MASTERY: The Simple 20 Minute Routine For Long Lasting Energy, Laser-Sharp Focus, and Stress Free Living Ben is a freelance writer and the creator of Project Monkey Mind, a blog that looks at Psychology and Spirituality to find practical wisdom for the digital age. To learn more about the Ego and how one may go about getting rid of it, check out his latest blog post: What is Ego Death?

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Top 5 Tips to Make Negativity Work in Your Favor with “Negativity Wisdom”

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I am happy to be called a negative person. It took me years to realize that you don’t need to be made of positivity rainbows in order to be happy and I now proudly own my negativity. We have been conditioned to believe that negativity is the enemy of all that’s good in the world and that we should endeavor to remove all negativity in our lives or replace it with positivity. If you’ve ever tried to do this, you know that it is practically impossible. The reality is that we all possess–and need–a little negativity in our lives. What matters most is how you use it. Effectively utilizing negativity is the essence of what I call negativity wisdom. At its core, negativity wisdom is the ability to put negativity to work for you rather than against you. Here are five ways to develop negativity wisdom and secure the full benefits of what negativity has to offer:
  1. Negativity is natural.
First, we must stop attempting to eliminate negativity and embrace it. Negativity naturally exists in each of us and is a necessary part of life. Imagine our primitive ancestors trying to survive a saber tooth tiger without a smidgen of skepticism. Today, we avoid dark alleys at night, create budgets to keep us on track, and parents consistently arrange schedules, stuff backpacks, and carry a Mary Poppins purse of just-in-case items. Think about all the decisions you make in a day (what to eat, what to wear, where to shop, which lane to drive in) and imagine not using any negative-minded critical thinking skills. These decisions are generally the product of inherent negative tendencies. 2. Negativity can serve a purpose. One of the most important elements of negativity wisdom is the ability to decipher whether negativity is useful or useless. Ask yourself if your negativity is helping you avoid danger, solve a problem, create a contingency plan, or if it is at least going to help you fold the laundry. If so, then it’s useful and there’s no harm in keeping it around. In fact, it’s to your advantage! 3. Remove excess (unwanted) negativity. Complaining, catastrophizing, and needless worry are examples of the useless type of negativity that we are often told we must rid ourselves of. Although easier said than done, there have been several studies that conclude that appreciation may increase positive feelings and reduce negative ones making gratitude one of the most reliable methods for removing unwanted negativity. It’s difficult to experience road rage at the exact same time you’re feeling thankful for the fact that you have a vehicle to drive and get angry in. Being grateful and appreciating what you have in your life is useless negativity’s worst nightmare. 4. It’s all about balance. Everyone has both positive and negative tendencies (yes, even that guy who won’t leave your comments section has positivity). The ratios of negativity to positivity can widely differ. What I might consider a healthy amount of negativity might send someone else over the proverbial negative edge. Consider monitoring your negativity and gauging your immediate reaction afterward. Do you feel happy at the same time you are exhibiting the negativity? Surprisingly, some people can answer “yes” when exhibiting negativity, even the useless kind. Allow only as much negativity as you see fit. 5. Share negativity at your own risk. Negativity can breed more negativity in a misery-loves-company sort of way. Negativity that is shared with others can spread and quickly exceed your negativity threshold. Pull back the reins if you find others joining your negativity bandwagon a bit too wholeheartedly. Change the subject or refocus your delivery. There is a fine line between venting about your boss and obsessively complaining about him/her. Negativity is only the enemy if you allow it be. By developing negativity wisdom you can learn to use negativity to your own advantage. https://hbr.org/2015/08/happiness-isnt-the-absence-of-negative-feelings https://www.psychologicabelgica.com/articles/10.5334/pb.bd/ Jans-Beken, L. et al., (2015). Measuring Gratitude: A Comparative Validation of the Dutch Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ6) and Short Gratitude, Resentment, and Appreciation Test (SGRAT). Psychologica Belgica. 55(1), pp.19–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.bd
Deanna Willmon is an author and speaker who has spent most of her professional career trying to convince others that they need to be more administratively organized. Now she spends her time convincing people they need negativity in their life. Deanna has come to the conclusion that negativity isn’t the enemy of happiness; hence her title, Negatively Ever After: A Skeptic’s Guide to Happiness (She Writes Press, September 12, 2017). Deanna enjoys reading, playing board games and writing short stories. She hails from Las Vegas and still resides there with her spouse and two children. More

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How to Overcome Perfectionism: 5 Powerful Steps

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Do you find yourself constantly criticizing yourself or others for not living up to ideals or unrealistic expectations? Are you more driven by fear of failure than enjoyment of the present moment? Perfectionism is nothing to be proud of. In fact, it can not only prove disastrous to accomplishing goals, but also sabotage enjoyment of […]

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How I Made $16,915.21 In 1 Day On Autopilot

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Are There Benefits to Implementing Business Intelligence for Small Business?

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Business Intelligence (BI) is a process for analyzing data and presenting relevant information to business executives. It’s meant to help them make better business decisions and improve their overall performance. There are many benefits to using Business Intelligence for every business. Despite that, it’s still important to know what it can and cannot do for your venture.

While BI used to be exclusively for the ‘big boys’ (since they had the money for IT specialists and data centers), it’s now possible for small businesses to utilize BI to fulfill their different needs. This guide will cover some of the benefits your small business would get from using BI tools.

Large corps are no longer the sole users of BI

Times have changed since only large corporations could utilize BI to make more informed business decisions. It’s quite simple – if it can help large corporations make better decisions, why wouldn’t it be able to help small businesses do the same?

Technological boom in the past ten years has made this possible. Now, small businesses can successfully utilize BI to help their growth and financial decisions.

BI’s impact on business growth

small business growth

Every small business owner should be interested to know which products/services are successful and where. This is particularly important if expansion is in the plan. Business Intelligence allows you to this and more, by pinpointing popular trends in certain areas or within a certain population.

By relying on raw data instead on your instincts, you’ll be sure to lower the risks of decision making. It’ll be quite easier for your small business to reach that next stage of expansion.

Future planning

The best thing about utilizing Business Intelligence platforms is that it allows you to prepare yourself for the future. Adjusting your small business in line with the data you get from BI can help you reach your business’ full potential.

It’s also important to note that some businesses are already shifting from traditional BI towards predictive analytics. Being very cost effective, it’s no wonder that firms like Picnet software development company started using predictive analytics instead of the classical BI. It also saves a lot of time since it only uses extracts of internal data to get the same results.

BI helps you organize

You can easily deduct what’s working and what’s not regarding your management and staffing structure through BI analytics. You can also use it to better control your inventory since it will point out which products/services are most popular in a certain time frame. It will allow you to stock up on certain items and avoid any chaotic situations. This will ensure that your business stays cost efficient.

And if you ever reach that point where you no longer consider your venture to be a ‘small business’, then you can consider creating an analytics team to help you process the data.

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The security aspect

The security of most SMBs today is highly dependent on the exploitation of Big Data, though not directly. The thing is, many cyber security companies today employ big data analytics to battle the ever-growing stream of cyber-attacks.

What started out as a military technology aimed at battling terrorism has lately been commercialized and available to a broad spectrum of public companies. The system is based on a machine-learning model that analyze vast amounts of data, looking for suspicious patterns in “behavior”. Though it comes with a price, it is nothing compared to the price of losing one’s business in the aftermath of a major cyber-attack.

The importance of such systems is emphasized by the fact that 60% of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses. The reason being the lack of defensive possibilities. Malware, DDoS and plain hacks can lead to customer distrust, loss of important data and hefty legal fines.

See Also: 9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Conclusion

Investing in Business Intelligence will make it much easier for you to understand how your business is progressing, why it’s progressing at that rate and where you’ll be if you don’t make any changes. This will make decision making so much easier and you’ll never have to rely on your business intuition. As you already know, low risk and high reward is the winning recipe for most startups and that’s exactly what BI brings to the table.

See Also: How to Ensure Growth in Small Business

 

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Where a Career in Finance Can Take You

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If you are looking for the perfect career option, you might be thinking about majoring in finance. However, you could be wondering what your job opportunities will look like if you do end up getting this degree. Luckily, this is a career field that has a lot of different opportunities. These are some of the potential careers in finance you can look into.

Financial Planner

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Some people need a lot of help with their personal finances. They might be having trouble meeting their financial goals or might just be looking to make the most out of the money they’ve saved and worked for. For these individuals, a financial planner can be incredibly helpful.

After majoring in finance, you can choose to help people with their personal finances by becoming a financial planner. In this job, you will help people determine how to handle their money, achieve their financial goals and plan for their future. You’ll need a broad and varied view of finances and be able to advise on a variety of financial topics.

Budget Analyst

Many businesses and non-profit organizations like to have someone who will take a second look at their budget to help determine where they can make cuts and changes. As a budget analyst, you can help these businesses and organizations to improve the way they spend their money.

Office Secretary

If you love the idea of working in an office, you might like the idea of being an office secretary. With this type of job, you will help with handling finances, but you may have to wear a lot of other hats as well. This could be a good fit for someone with a finance degree. Someone with a human resources degree or general business degree might also find this as a good job choice.

Accountant

One of the most common jobs that people with finance degrees look for is a job as an accountant. Of course, there are all sorts of different accountants.

You could choose to primarily work with individuals who need help with their taxes or you could work for a business and handle their payroll, budgeting, taxes and more. You could even open your own accounting firm and provide accounting services of various types to those who need them.

Credit Analyst

If you choose a career as a credit analyst, you will generally work within a bank or lending institution. Your job will be to take a look at the credit profiles of individuals who apply for various types of loans. After assessing their profiles, you’ll determine whether or not they qualify for the loan.

Insurance Actuary

If you choose a career as an actuary for an insurance company, your job will be to calculate risks. As you might already know, insurance companies generally base their customers’ rates by the chances of them filing a claim.

Professor

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If you are passionate about finance and would love to share it with others, you can always consider working as an instructor at a college or university. By teaching finance classes, you will be able to improve your own education and share your knowledge with the rest of the world.

As you can see, engaging in these careers in finance can be a wonderful thing as they can open up a lot of doors for you. If you think you might be interested in one of these careers or another career in finance, consider looking into your options for attending a school with a good finance program. After that, you can start working your way to achieving your career goals.

 

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Three Simple Mind Tricks You Can Use To Achieve Your Goals

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If you are a beginner with online marketing, or what some would call a “rookie,” it can be frustrating if you’re not making money yet.

I know how you feel, because it was that long ago when I was right there. I was broke, living with my parents, but I was determined to be successful no matter what.

Then I discovered three simple “mind-tricks” that made all my dreams come true, and they can help you achieve your goals too…

1. Take Massive Action

Whether you’re ready or not, don’t hesitate with “analysis paralysis.” Instead, make a quick decision to go after your goals and dreams. If you don’t go for it, and take the risk, somebody else will do it and get the rewards.

2. Find a Mentor

Forget the lottery mentality. Many people think they’ll wake up someday and get rich. But it will never happen if you don’t find a mentor and work hard.

3. Get Un-Comfortable

Every day, you need to push yourself to the next level, and do that one thing you’re not comfortable about. This helps you adapt, mature, and become a more well rounded person.

Achieve Your Dream Even Faster

When you use these three mind tricks, you’ll get on the path to achieving your dreams. And if you want to achieve your dreams even faster, let me tell you about a Done For You system that’s perfect for “rookies” in the online marketing business. The system was created by a 22-year-old “rookie” named Steven Bransfield (pictured with me below in Costa Rica).

Steven has generated $1,376,421.03 in the past two years, and he just produced a brand new video explaining exactly how he did it. And he’s personally helped four people make over six-figures in the past 12 months. You can learn this system too.

With this unique training, you’ll get the all the tools you need to make six-figures a year online for the rest of your life. Steven recently made a free video that explains how he went from zero-to-millionaire in just two years. Watch the Free Video below.

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