Childhood is a pivotal era in one’s life, where memories and friendships are formed. Where we truly start to discover life and what it will offer us in the future. Some memories are fairly distance, but one thing we will always remember is an adult coming up to us and asking “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some of us maybe responded with a doctor, lawyer, teacher or singer – these are called dreams.
2012 is gone and now we are in a new year, 2013. This year is the year for those who are determined and passionate about chasing their dreams, if you are, now is the time. Whether it’s to register for or go back to school, finding a career, starting a new project, launching your own business or making or producing music. Whatever the case may be, it’s time to get up. In the pursue of doing so, here are a few tips to help you get started.
1. Have a game plan: It’s always helpful to know what direction you want to go in. Sit down and write out everything that needs to be done in order for things to get accomplished. It will make things move faster and the process will be smoother.
2. Support: Even though sometimes we may feel like we can do things on our own, we can’t. With that being said, it’s always good to have a team. Your team can consist of your friends, family or even business partners. Make sure your team is a group of positive people who understand and can share your vision. Most importantly, choose your team wisely because people can be envious on the inside and really won’t have your best interest at heart. As you are reaching for your dreams, you don’t need anyone trying to bring you down.
3.Getting it out there: If your starting a new project, it’s always good to get your whatever it is that you are producing out there. One good way is through social media. Today, social media is the main market for varies of different business and can give you a great jump-start. Also, it goes back to the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, and this is true. If you know somebody that’s into or in an area your similar in, reach out to them because it can benefit you in the long run.
4. Never burn your bridges: While you’re networking, it’s always good to leave a good impression. If you get turned down, or someone may have turned you off, don’t show out. You never know who’s watching or talking. Make sure you are professional at all times.
5.Dont give up: From starting your game plan, building up your support system or team, and getting yourself out there and doing it, now the journey begins. On your road to success, you will have road blocks and things may not always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean you have to quit. Nothing happens overnight so just keep pressing on. Keep the drive and ambition you started with in the beginning, and you will go far in chasing your dreams in 2013.