Realizing your dream

Imagine yourself back in your first year in college, packed with all those dreams of your future and thinking you’re on the right track of taking the course that will teach you how to achieve said dream. Now come back to the present and check if you’re on the right track. If you are, well congratulations and I’m sure you still have a long way to go. But if you’re not, just keep reading and let’s see if I can inspire you to re-evaluate yourself.

I know you’ve got all these dreams and passions packed inside you and it’s just waiting to burst out and reveal itself, everybody does but not everyone realizes that it takes a lot of hard work to achieve them. Now who do you think should we blame for this? We can try to blame society, the education system, and our parents for this. But, the truth is, it’s our own fault. As a whole, we’ve all grown-up with idealized versions of what our future should look like without being fully prepared for the failures and hard work that come before the success. Remember, a person who’s never tried will never succeed

Some people blame their ‘boring’ or ‘lifeless’ lives on lack of talent, no time, money constraints and other limitations. But I’m here to tell you hard work and passion are the keys to overcoming these limitations. You just really need to want it badly and here’s how I believe you can do it too (based on collective research and life applications).

 

Own your career and not the other way around.

We see how companies control our pay, our benefits, and our well-being but I’m here to tell you that you’re the master of your own life and only you have the ability to steer the wheel. Will you simply listen and do whatever people say and be miserable or will you look beyond and follow what you feel is right?

Working a job but want to pursue a career that won’t pay well, YET!

Are you simple working a paying job? Stuck behind a desk and discontent? About to have another anxiety attack due to unsatisfied labor? I’m here to tell you there’s a place beyond where you are right now where you can pursue what you want while still working your current ‘job’. I call them; after work hours and weekends. Just as our professors back in college say that we shouldn’t limit ourselves inside a classroom, reading up on theories, the same thing still applies in the world of work. All you need is to properly organize your time after work which will still set you on the right track you want to be in.

Make time for your future.

No amount of words can help me keep on re-iterating this one sentence. If you can’t make time for the future you want then you really haven’t taken the first step yet.

 

Don’t let ignorance and limitations hurt your chances of realizing your true potential. There’s an opportunity here – you just need to madly chase and hold on to it!

 

Richard Balatbat

Recruiter and Aspiring Career Coach

 

Sure of your career but uncertain about your future?

As a recruiter and aspiring career coach, I’ve seen and help people with their career decisions. One aspect I’d like to take pride in is making sure my candidates will be happy with the direction they’re taking with their career.

I’d like to dedicate this post to all you college students out there. As someone who makes a living probing candidates for a job role, I still take time to make sure they’re making the right career choices they want.

You’ll find that this certain group is always keen and excited about their dreams. They’ve done their research but only to a certain degree because they know that there are professors and people who can teach them the rest. But if you’re part of the group that’s already figured out every aspect of what they want, well congratulations and I wish you best of luck. For those of you still uncertain just keep reading.

People say it’s easy to recruit fresh grads because they’re either desperate to get a paying job or are overly enthusiastic about their dream job, but I beg to differ. You will never find a bigger group of people who both know what they want and at the same time are uncertain of their future. Take it from me, I was on the same boat during college. I had no idea what career I wanted yet I knew that taking up a degree wouldn’t hurt my chances in getting a decent job. But one thing I did have a knack for was meeting new groups of people and learning from everything they have to offer, may it be personal, recreation or career related. Now as a practicing career coach, I want to provide the same chances and opportunities to those of you having a hard time figuring out your future. I make sure that I guide them properly through this transition as I personally find this a pivotal stage but not yet the tipping point of their life.

My possible suggestion for all you youngsters still in college is to not limit yourself to classroom theories and to make sure to invest part of your time in meeting groups with the same passion as yourself. Start practicing on the career you want while still young. Take the necessary steps and learn to have fun in chasing your prospect career.