Follow Your Dreams – Step 1
To achieve all what you need is a great feeling. In order to get to that level, you will need the support system that imbibes a lot of variables.
To lead a life of righteousness and combine it with financial success should be your goal. At Ignited Way, we are committed to help you achieve that.
All the modern greats are epitome of that. Your orientations also will need such commitments. Some thoughts that can aid you…
Lead your life in dignity – not at the mercy of others
As you begin your life, you will start with a lot of dependencies. However, as you start your journey, you need to learn to cut the umbilical cord.
A classic case is when you start to move from your current state to a level of achievement. Never listen to the nay-sayers. They can pull you down anytime.
As Roosevelt said, ‘No one can make you feel inferior, except you’. Your success is in your hands – always believe in this principle.
Today, where you are – It’s because of the decisions you have made
Your present is a perfect reflection of your past. Your past should only act as teacher and nothing more than that.
Life gives the exams first and lessons later. It is the opposite of what you learn at school. That’s the reason, some of you never learn.
All the big business names had very normal beginnings. However, they never looked back on the path that they came, as liability. That’s why they are at the pinnacle of glory.
Wandering Generality – How did you become what you are?
The above statement is a hard-hitting fact. You need to have a discipline to ensure that you don’t end up as one among the many.
Your success will depend upon lot of things. However, the key aspect is your focus to achieve a particular goal. In marketing it is called a T-shaped marketer.
You need to be a Jack of ALL trades & Master of ONE. Be broad-based in your domain and GO-DEEP in one of the segments.
Your mentor is a Digital Marketer who is a specialist in FB Ads. That’s the approach you need to adopt.
Your dreams should become a reality
Would you hold on it or leave life to hit you? This is the key question that is posed to you at every stage of your life. Would you succumb or fight back? That is the moot question.
Every story of success has a struggle behind it. From the small podium to the large stadium – everything started with a dream.
Your chances of hitting the mark is very much defined by your passion. If you want to reach the glory, be willing to take the brunt.
Will you stand for something or fall for anything?
Even the smallest sculpture shows you the importance of this principle. There were two stones that were picked up to be chiseled into a beautiful statue of God.
When this was proposed to them, one of the stones that was not willing to take the HARD KNOCKS, refused and the other accepted.
The latter became a beautiful statue that ALL worshiped, while the one that refused became the place where ALL broke the coconuts!!
If you are willing to stay the course for some time, ULTIMATE GLORY is waiting you.
Every business will go through struggle
If you believe that life and the career that you choose is going to be a cake-walk, you are in for a big trouble. Life is going to come hard at you. Be ready for it.
Any story, worth its weight in gold has had a rocky start, to say the least. If you are going to attempt anything worthwhile, be ready for brickbats.
The unfortunate truth is that these situations could well occur at the most inappropriate moment. You will not be expecting it. That’s when you need to overcome and win it!!
Step 2 – Discover your passion
Being passionate in your work is the starting block of any worthwhile achievement. Your energy levels – both physical and mental will be the determining factor in your success.
At Ignited Way, we have devised solutions for you. It takes a proper mix of understanding (scientific) of your strengths and adding our expertise.
You will be able to achieve whatever you want, if you follow the right principles. Some of our strategies are highlighted below…
Understand the difference between hobby and profession
A hobby can never make you successful. You play cricket and so does Virat Kohli. The latter rakes in millions because he treats it as a profession.
The same extrapolation can be done for an Aamir Khan or Kamal Hassan. When you take your career to those serious levels, you will start reaping the benefits.
A classic example today is the time you spend on FB. You waste your time there, but Zuckerberg makes money out of the same activity.
As a career builder, you should be able to decipher the difference.
What drives you
It’s very easy to get lured by the things around you. But unless you take the effort to understand your core, it would be a futile exercise.
The thing that drives you will make you have dreams, not nightmares. Your orientation will lead to a focus that can be compared to a laser.
When a ray of sunlight is dispersed, nothing happens, but when the same light is focused through a lens, the paper gets burnt.
Remember, it is the same sunlight, only the focus has changed.
when people start out with you, there is a high level of fear in them. This is called the fear of the unknown syndrome. This can only be removed by you.
You would have taken the path before and hence you are confident. However, for your team it will be the first time and hence a sense of anxiety.
Your role as a leader is to remove those anxious moments by Walking the talk. You will need to create situations that are conducive for working
Sometimes it will be plain excitement – there might be no reason
When you embark on something worthwhile, this feeling should come. This is an indication that you are on the right track. Success is round the corner.
In most cases, money is the by-product of achieving something great. All leaders will vouch for this aspect of their achievement in their business.
All great inventions and discoveries have been an extension of the above principle. Don’t expect your goals to be any different.
Start out by having an excitement towards your achievement and financial success will follow.
You might not have a dream initially
In the beginning, you might not be sure as to ‘Why you do what you do’? But you should at least be sure as to what you don’t want.
As an example, if you are clear that you don’t want a 9 to 5 routine, then job is not for you. As middle-class, most of us don’t have a positive outlook.
However, we know, what we don’t like. Use that as a tool to determine your goal. For example, you don’t like going in traffic. Then, find a role that does not entail that – maybe work from home?
There is a difference between wanting and needing – especially money
A classic story explains the above principle. A student walks up to his teacher and asks him, why he is not as successful as the teacher was?
The teacher does not answer anything, but just asks the student to follow him to the nearby lake. As soon as they enter the lake, the teacher catches the student by the neck and pushes him into the water.
The student after a few seconds, started gasping for breath and indicates through his actions that the teacher pull him up.
When the student is up, the teacher asks him “Did you NEED air or WANT air, when you were inside the water”? “If you NEED success as badly as you NEEDED air, when you were down, you will be successful”.
Step 3 – Taking the giant leap
One of the challenges that you might face as you enter this important phase is the lack of planning. This could be a disastrous situation as you would look like a ‘rudderless boat’.
Planning ahead is an important aspect of living a fulfilled life. There are many instances that need to be encountered to ensure a smooth sail.
A few directions that are critical have been penned below…
Build you career for others
Sometimes your motivation levels are so low that you might not have the energy. But, this is the situation that should be the guiding force.
If you observe all the great leaders, you will realize that they wanted to create a benchmark. In the beginning, there would not have been any reason to succeed.
Indian cricket is a good example of this. Till MSD entered the scene, cricket was meant to be rich or big people’s game.
His entry changed the paradigm and you could think differently. Even boys from small town can succeed.
Life is not a dress rehearsal
Unfortunately, you have been tutored that you can take it easy. Taking it lightly should be at the right time and place, else it could end up being a detrimental thing to your career.
When anyone succeeds in an endeavor, you need to understand that if you put the same commitment and seriousness, you can succeed.
When your child grows up, where are you?
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. It’s a cliched statement, but well worth remembering. This does not mean that you become a party animal.
But there is definitely merit in this saying, especially in this environment. Unfortunately, you get ‘brain-washed’ into believing that focusing on your growth will take care of the family.
Read books like Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. You will realize the gap. You need to invest in family, just like in your business.
Have some unique reward programs
You might be well aware now that money does not motivate all the time. As the leader of your organization you should think of alternatives.
All the people in your team cherish their time with families. There are few individuals who enjoy solitude. For the majority, who have performed have a vacation planned for them.
Create a situation that they will not be disturbed for a couple of weeks, when they are with the families. This will aid you in building a great bond with you. They will respect and trust you more.
You need to have a professional attitude towards business
Given the current trends, there are lot of situations where you might not be serious about your work. Ignited Way’s team can give you a startling news.
Some of us just work for four hours in a day, but that time is only for work – No disturbance is allowed. The phone is switched off.
Sometimes success leads to irritation, which is good
It is great trait to possess when you start working, after actually feeling LOW!! It’s a paradox, but some people around you might be of that category.
Your team’s success can be because of the PAIN that is caused by you!! Amazing, but true.
Ignited Way’s steps
We use a variety of techniques to determine your talent as per your strengths and overlooking your weakness. Ignited Way provides assessments that will aid you in any age-group. Our products are applicable from the age group of 13 years to 45 years.
Some exciting directions handled by us:
- Discover a Career Path by analyzing your passion
- Identify unique strengths through psychometric tests
- Suggesting Occupations based on personality, interest & ability
You can review our expert’s profile who will be your mentor in understanding your strengths and based on a customized psychometric tests will provide the right direction
We have a vision of developing India into a strong country that provides cutting edge solutions on education and transform Young Indians positively
Wishing you that you achieve all your dreams