How I Landed a Job in my Dream Industry – Goal Setting

Just me staring ahead into the future and dreaming big!

Goal Setting

The first place to start with achieving any goal is to ruminate over what you want. What is that change or new thing you desire? Your desire must be strong enough in order to attract a fulfillment of it. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. What you think about, you attract. So the first thing to do about changing your situation or have your dreams come true is to think about what you want and want it badly enough.

Think about it/Want that change badly enough

I had been working in a media organization for over 10 years and for a long while I wanted to change my workplace and career. There is this window view where I stood the first time I came to the organization, it felt good staring at rooftops of houses across the city. I took in a deep breath of fresh air, and I had this satisfying feeling that my dream of working in a media organization had just come true at the time. Fast forward a few years later, I would look at that view every morning dissatisfied! I wanted something different, I had grown and wanted to express myself differently. I wanted a change and so one day I took a photograph of that window view and kept praying and telling myself that my window view will change one day.
As I sit down to write this article, I am working in a new environment, and looking over a different window with a brand new view! Because I wanted my job to change badly enough to the point of thinking, dreaming and speaking about it, It happened for me.

Come up with an Action Plan

I did not stop with thinking and dreaming about the change I wanted, I began to ask myself some questions. To get your desired goal or dream, you need to think and come up with an action plan. You need to think of how to get from point A to point B. Nowadays we depend a lot on the Google map to help navigate from point A to our desired destination. To get anywhere there are routes and streets you must pass through. Sometimes more than one route can lead you to your destination but you need to know these routes. And if you do not know, you either ask someone who knows or get Google compass to help you reach your destination.

To get anywhere there are routes and streets you must pass through. Sometimes more than one route can lead you to your destination but you need to know these routes.

In my job change case, after making up my mind about where and what I wanted to do, I had to answer these questions: How do I get a new job? What kind of job will I like to do? What do I need to do to land a new job? So I decided to get a jotter to write down my thoughts. I wanted a job in the development space, an international non-governmental organization. Then I checked on whether I had the required skills to land a job with such an organization and I began to work on myself. Next, I subscribed to a website that gave updates on new jobs available in the industry I wanted to work in. Then I began to apply for jobs and I must tell you, I have loads of applications spanning two years to prove my seriousness. Now that’s funny but I must say it was share determination that kept me going.

Not Giving Up on Your Dream/Goal will get you there

At some point, I got discouraged sending in applications and wanted to give up. At first, nobody invited me for an interview but soon I began to get invited to some job openings. My next frustration was that I got invited for interviews but ended up not landing the jobs. Tempted to give up but my dream was stronger than failures and disappointments I faced. So I decided to use those interviews as a learning curve. I went back to prepare well for the next interview and the next…

Try Again

At that point when I was about giving up applying for any more job, two new positions were advertised by two different organizations. I tried talking myself out of attempting to send any application but that sense of try again stared me up. My applications were sent in and I forgot about them. Not long I got invited for an interview in the two organizations and eventually landed a new job just when I had given up! So have you tried something over and over again and you are about giving up, can I encourage you to “Try Again”! Often we give up when our breakthrough is just around the corner.

“Try Again”! Often we give up when our breakthrough is just around the corner.

Remember to Learn from Your Failures

It is not how many times you failed that matters, but how you apply lessons learned and use it to your advantage. Some goals and dreams can be achieved easily but some daring goals take time. You must be willing to stay through, grow through the process of waiting. Keep building your capacity and get yourself ready to achieve that desired goal/dream.
Your goal might simply be knowing how to cook, making new friends, dressing up smarter, building new relationships or building a skyscraper! It is all about you, what you want and your dreams and goals are valid. Keep trying, keep pushing and soon you will get there.

 Some goals and dreams can be achieved easily but some daring goals take time.

Be willing to have new dreams and Goals

Success is not a destination but progress in motion. Do not sit down on your laurels and achievement, dare to have new dreams and goals. Yes, you started a business, congratulations! But you need to remember that, that business needs to grow. What new level will you like to take your business, surely you will like to expand your clientele base. So dreams and goals have no end in sight. Keep dreaming, keep setting new goals, don’t remain static, keep moving.
As you achieve one goal after another remember to celebrate your milestones and enjoy it too even as you look forward to the next thing on your agenda. Enjoy your journey and enjoy your life!

Adebisi Adetunji(c)

Saying Hello… Where Have I been?!

Well Hello to you!
I know, it’s been a while! You know that feeling of wanting to write, publish and keep up with managing your blog but somehow, it is put on hold for so many reasons… Sometimes you need to just step back, catch your breath, sort out what is important at the moment, go into a “reset mode” and repackage.

Never feel guilty about taking a break when you need one. Take time to sort through stuff.

So my life has been a mixed bag of sorting out life! But I never forgot the reason why I started this blog…to find my voice, share stories, give a voice to women like me, and somehow impact someone positively.

Guess what?! After trusting God for a change, applying the strategies of planning, taking necessary steps to achieve my desired change I landed a new job position !! (I will be sharing stories about the new lessons I am learning with you here soon).

 

For now, I am simply grateful for you and everything that has happened in the last few months. It has been a roller coaster of mountain top and valley experiences, through it all, I am still here, going on strong. I am excited about a new horizon…great things loading!

You are stronger than you think, things will eventually work out for your good. Don’t give in.

Enjoy the different seasons of your life. Tears will always give way to joy, keep trusting, keep believing. Sending a silent prayer your way to pull you through whatever rough season, you might be experiencing.

 

Warm Regards,
Adebisi Adetunji (C)

#MondayMotivation Old School Versus the new – Leverage on the 21st Century Technology

Hi,
Its been a while. Certainly miss you all. I hope to get back to sharing new posts now that I am on work break!

Earlier this year I decided to record short videos sharing motivational pieces and to also inspire my friends and followers to keep adding value to themselves. I didn’t have all the technological know how but hey using my Android phone to record was a good enough place to start. And I decided not to wait until things are perfect and just kick started it. My videos are better and I am helping loads of people out there from the feedbacks I’m getting. That’s good enough for me as I keep developing my craft and making it better.

Don’t wait to get things perfected before you start doing something about your goals, ideas and dreams. Just start and grow through the process.

Take a quick listen to my Monday  chat. This will take less than 3minutes. What are you doing with your social media platforms? Scale up your visibility. Don’t be shy to show case what you do. #NuggetsforAProductiveWeek

#MondayMotivation Take that step this week, you have got so much skills & talent, show case it! Wishing you a great new week!

Adebisi Adetunji –  Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Founder Beehyve Empowerment, and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#MondayMotivation You can Do this…You can Be Better!

Welcome to brand new week! Think of ways you can improve on what you do this week… Never stop growing

Step Up Your game! What are you doing to add value to yourself? You can do better and there is so much more you can do. Have an energy filled and successful week ahead.

Adebisi Adetunji –  Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Founder Beehyve Empowerment, and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#MondayMotivation Something Good is Around the Corner, Be Ready!

Photo credit – keriannworley. com

It’s Monday again! Depressing for you? Why? Because everyone around you seem to have a job to go to while you are stuck with nothing to do. May be you lost your job or you are an applicant looking for a job. Perhaps you fall into the category of people who are retired!

So there isn’t so much to feel your time with and you feel frustrated and helpless. I am here to tell you this : SOMETHING GOOD IS AROUND THE CORNER, BE READY, WAIT FOR IT!

Be optimistic about finding that new opportunity and job that best suits you. Keep applying, don’t give in. But while you are at it, sit back to really assess what you really want to do with your life. What kind of job/employment are you really interested in? It is not every job that is suitable for you. Yes, earning money to make a living is important but working in a field/job that matches your skills and passion makes working a fulfilling journey.

If you are retired, get a hobby or volunteer your time for a social course or service. You may be retired but your life can still be exciting. SOMETHING GOOD IS AROUND THE CORNER, BE READY!

Have a fruitful week ahead!

Adebisi Adetunji –  Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.c

 

Self Development – #MondayMotivation

Do you want to change levels? Do you want to be ready when new opportunities come knocking? Then Take Charge of your own #SelfDevelopment.

I am hoping to bring value to people who may benefit from my skills, knowledge and experience. Hence I plan on starting an online course to enable me help others become better equipped and ready to be a better version of themselves.

WHICH OF THESE SUBJECTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN ONLINE :
A) Self branding online
B) Starting a blog
C) Designing Effective and Creative Media Contents
D) From Script to Production – Radio Drama
E) How to care for your Elderly parents without stress. 

F) Discovering Yourself as a Woman

Please identify which of the above you would love to learn in the comment box below. Feel free to mention any other subject you are curious about apart from the ones specified above.  Have a beautiful day!

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.c

#MondayMotivation Think Outside the Box

Don’t get stuck in the old ways of doing things that never get you the desired result, and yet you want a change!

Get inspired to do things differently in order to get a great result as you step out this week.

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.c

#MondayMotivation – Sometimes You Have To Push Yourself

It’s a brand new week and you are not just feeling up to the tasks ahead of you. Your energy level is in the middle or even very low… Yes I know that feeling. Believe me there will be days like that and you are not alone.

Sometimes we can’t seem to have it all together. Now here is the thing, you have to DO SOMETHING! Start with small tasks and move unto the big ones. Feelings change remember,  and some deadlines have to be attended to whether you feel like it or not.

So here is me saying, encourage yourself; get your spark again; face your day and week. EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT RIGHT!

A quick few words of motivation from me to inspire your week.

 

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#MondayMotivation – Want Results? Put in the Work

Yaayi 🙌 Get excited about the gift of another week! Channel your energy to attend to that important task you have been putting off for a while now. Here is my few lines on how to achieve a restful oriented week

Best Regards,

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com