Dreaming is good, it takes us to different places where all seems to look pretty good, it takes us to the lifestyle that perhaps we want to achieve...
Now, this won't happen just by thinking about it, you have to take action too.
I don't want to sound like a twat or like I'm preaching in here but what I've learnt is all about baby steps, that you can add to your routine.
1. Define your dream job or goal.
It's pretty hard to get to somewhere if you don't know where you want to go to begin with.
What is your dream job? You want to be a fashion journalist, illustrator, photographer, you want to set up your own business...If you aren't sure yet, it's ok. Some people find it straight away for others takes us a bit more time (I will write another post about it)
If you are doing already your dream job, what is your next goal? Define it and write it down.
2. Do what you dream of doing as often as you can.
Like everything, the more you do something the better you get. If you want to get notice and really stand out , you need to spend time learning new skills.Start with committing a few hours a day building experience or perhaps making your portfolio.
3. Do some research.
It’s worth taking the time to check the work of others. This is useful not only as an opportunity to check out the competition but also to see where your field is heading. See who’s new and what’s popular and what you can take from that to boost your own work.
4. Daily Networking and social media.
You don't have to be all day in facebook or twitter (in fact this is a big reason for not getting things done) but chatting or commenting to 3-5 people everyday makes a big difference without overwhelming your routine. Sometimes is just as simple as asking people how they did it. Most people are very helpful and like to share their own experinces. Talk to people that are doing what you woud like to be doing, show them your work and get some feedback plus it is always nice to meet like minded people anyway!
5. Daily Self- Promotion.
This is the most important it is almost as important as doing things and this is the one I personally struggle the most.I'm self- employed so if would not send emails or phone people. I would not get any work at all. Clients, magazine editors, publishers, etc.. aren't going to come knocking at your door to ask if you want to work for them. YOU have to let people know about you.
6. Be creative.
Be creative in the way you present yourself. Whether it is with your business card, CV, portafolio or email. How many CVs you think fashion magazines, agencies, galleries receive daily? And most CVs look pretty boring so make yours stand out with different format, shape, paper, medium, colour...
I believe this daily extra effort is what makes the difference between dreaming and making it happen.
As always I want to hear if you have other tips to share here or any other thoughts. What would be your dream job?
Etiquetas: doing some work research, follow your dreams, make it happen, networking, Opinion, portafolios, social media