How to Hit The Ground RUNNING

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Guest Teacher: Milan Fatoric @milan-fatoric 

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Welcome to the ten minute MBA.I'm your host, Scott declary. On the ten minute MBA, I giveyou tools, tactic, strategies, insights that you can use to start,scale, grow or x Your Business. Today, your guest lecturer, yourguest instructor, is Melan for Oric. He's the marketing and sales coordinator atwork tango. He is a career marketing executive worked as a digital marketer innumerous roles numerous companies. He is going to teach you how to hit theground running. This is going to be great for somebody who is just startingin a new career, starting in a new role, just jumping into theircareer out of university, or even starting a new side hustle or a business. Pass it over to Milan. Thank you so much for putting this together. Hi, my name is melanphat ORC and I'm a sales and marketing coordinatorfor Work Tango. Today I'll be covering my top three tips to hit theground running after change, that's give me, after graduation, layoff, career changeor taking the plunge to start your own business. These are tips thatI've used personally and then have helped me immensely early on in my career andlike to share them with all of you...

...in the hopes that it helps youin your future endeavors, whatever those may be. Now, these are somethings that I wish others in academia and in my professional career would have toldme earlier, so I'm going to tell you to save you the time.Now, without further ado, let's get right down to it with my firsttip. Tip Number One would be to fund your skill set, understand whatyou want and then go out and execute. So when I first talked to recentgrads, and I was when myself a little while ago, and myadvice would be to look beyond your degree. You're not limited to the field youchose at school and why it may help you to get a job inthat sector. Don't limit yourself if you're interested in something else. Upward Mobilitycomes from experience, not necessarily education, so don't put yourself in a boxbefore ever trying your other areas of interest. It's also goes for those starting theirown business. You don't need an NBA or business degree to start.Just the idea of what you want to do and the willingness to execute isenough. To get you started. Immediately after change, you are likely nervousand anxious of what's to come in the future. So to help mitigate thosefeelings of uncertainty, I found it helpful...

...to sit down and physically write down, yes, get out a pen and paper and physically write down what yourideal situation is and ask yourself questions like what work do I enjoy doing andwhat am I good at? Then make a plan that balances those two answers, and it will put you on the right path to a successful future.When you found out what you're passionate about, you get the motivation to keep movingand working, and when you find out what you're good at, itmakes it easier to double down on your idea, since and it's right inyour key skill set. In the end, what we're all looking to be isour idea of success, and what success means is really the fulfillment ofyour dreams. Now, these questions in this exercised helped me to nail downwhat I wanted to do with my future. And even if you're not successful,you still fill the time with something you love to do, which issomething that many people don't get to say. To put this in new perspective.Many successful musicians spent years of their lives doing unpaid performances and the onlyreason they kept playing was because they had because they love to perform. Sowhen you find your skill set and what you love to do, keep atit and don't put down that instrument.

My second tip would be to staypositive while failing, changing and adjusting. Now, positive outlook and mental statecan go a long way in motivation, productivity and your sense of self.This goes back to my first tip, where, in order to build yourskill set and understand what you want, you're going to have to make continuousadjustments and changes to truly figure out what works best for you. So youcan't be afraid to fail, change, adjust and then fail again and again. It's a part of life and, although it sucks in the moment,you always learn way more from your failures than your success is. So takeit as a learning opportunity and move on. Just sitting around doing nothing or stayingin the same uncomfortable spot you're in now will do you no good inyour career, school or whatever change you're going through. You're expected to andshould make mistakes. Nobody's perfect and the earlier on you can fail, learnand move on. The more compounds over time, and then the next thingyou know, you're a few years ahead of where you would have been hadyou not taken the ply and and been mentally prepared to mess up and pickup the pieces. Mental health plays a...

...huge part in this, so taketime to focus on your mental health as much as you're focusing on getting thatnet to that next step in life. Get outside, spend time with friendsand family and, especially while working from home, create a clear line betweenwork and personal time. Do whatever releases stress and tension in your life,and I found to be much and I found myself to be much more productivewhen I take care of my mental health, and studies have shown that it positivelyinfluences productivity. Now, you can change past as many times as youlike in life, but you only have one brain and one body, sotake care of it, stay positive and don't get discouraged. The Path thatsuccess is never linear, so keep at it and you will, not mightget there someday. Finally, the last tip I'll leave you with is beproactive. Now, this is a big one, so once you've even partiallyfigured out you don't need to have every last detail figured out, be proactiveand take the first step. This can take on many forms, one ofthem being learning and training, even online...

...courses, to arm yourself for theknowledge to get started. Education doesn't happen in a doesn't just happen in aclassroom, and you can now, and you now literally have the world thatyour fingertips. So use it and spend time learning, absorbing information and doingyour best to put it into practice. I read a quote once that saidsomething along the lines of a man who reads ten books but doesn't change isthe same as a man who reads notebooks, and I think that rings true towhat I'm saying now. I mean, it's great to learn in your owntime, but you have to be proactive and get out there and putit into action. If not, then you risk wasting the time you spentlearning by not putting it into practice. Networking is also another form of beingproactive. In my eyes, this is a tough one for introverts, buttry and build connections through networking events, cold emails and linkedin messages or anyother way you can think of. Be prepared when reaching out to the personand also let them do the talking. But be president in the conversation,soak up as much as you can and learn from them. This is agreat way to learn business lessons from others, challenge your way of thinking and buildan index of people that might be...

...able to support you, and viceversa. This is also improves your chances of landing a new job. Peoplewho know someone in the industry often land a more coveted job than those thatare simply applied to the postings online. I've used this personally, without tryingto land a job, by setting myself a goal to network with a setnumber of people this year. As a result, I've met some amazing andsmart people that have helped me tremendously in real estate and put me in contactwith their network that have been a big help to me as I begin tobuild my real estate portfolio. Networking is one of the most powerful tools inyour kit, and it's something I didn't fully appreciate until recently. So goout there and network. Even in these remote times, it's easy to networkwith people because they don't even have to leave the comfort of their own home, and neither do you. Every organization's most powerful asset is their people,so go out there and connect with them. You never know where it may lead, and it's extremely valuable to continue learning once your education is complete,and a great way to do that is to be proactive network and then getto work. From all the wealth and...

...all of human history, one thingthat has never been bought is time, so use it wisely, get outthere and get moving. Time weights for nobody, and being proactive in networkingis a great way. Is a great first step. Well, that concludesmy three tips and that's everything for me. So I want to thank Scott somuch for having me on the show and I hope to see you allin later episodes. If you want to connect with me, my linkedin canbe found in the description of this podcast. Take Care anyways. That's all thereis for today. I hope that inspired you to take action and tobe successful, to get results right out of the gate. Remember any businessquestions you have. Don't worry, I got you. This is the tenminute MBA. Have a great day. I'll see it tomorrow.

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