Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

What's in Your...

... if you answered wallet, then I got your attention but you're also wrong. The question of the day is this: what's in your pipeline?

We like the concept of a pipeline when referring to career and life opportunities and options. Frequently we find ourselves asking: what's in our pipeline? when it comes to CK Tutors, other business ideas, further schooling, and miscellaneous items. It is extremely important to frequently ask yourself this basic question for two reasons:

1) You need to know all the feasible opportunities and options you have available. By asking yourself the question every few weeks, you'll keep an opportunistic mindset that'll have you refining your current options and constantly seeking better opportunities. Another way to think of it is whether your cupboard is full or not.

2) It helps for setting goals/targets. By asking yourself what's in your pipeline you give yourself a clear idea of how you stand in terms of opportunities. From there, you can determine how long you'd like to be in a certain job or industry, where you'd like to go next, and so forth.

Sure, oftentimes life leads you in unpredictable directions that you cannot plan for... but the unplanned event won't take you by surprise as much when you know what options and opportunities are available to you. So what's in your pipeline?

Join us Monday (10/21/07) for a post on how to keep your pipeline full.

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