The Key to Thriving in Uncertainty

To be successful in today’s economy, you have to be accountable for your own career and take charge of your own life. 

In this current economy everything is uncertain.  You don’t know what can happen tomorrow.  Even if you have a job, you could get laid off in a week.  To be successful in today’s economy, you have to be accountable for your own career and take charge of your own life.  Don’t rely on anyone or anything because you don’t know as so many things are out of your control.  So you need to be proactive.  Don’t wait for opportunities to come to you. 


The best way to do this is to start building a successful personal brand online and start creating new opportunities for yourself rather than waiting for them to come to you.  And everything that you do is a stepping stone to get to that next level.  So think of every single day as a step to get to where you want to be in life.  And picture where you want to be in life.  Think about the lifestyle you want to have, the type of profession you want to have and then everything, every single day, do something that’s going to help lead you there and you’ll be really successful by doing that.  

In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think's studio.

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