So many people are coming out of school with the same degree as you, how are you going to set yourself apart? This is how...
It seems as if everyone is living the same life these days.
Going to college at ___________ University (they are almost all the same tbh) and then securing a job and starting to save for retirement.
Just kind of coasting through their job because now it is time to "settle down" after the "wild college days" and who knows if you actually like what you went to school for or are even putting in the effort to challenge yourself in the field you are in.
Once we are in our careers, and even before our careers, we are looking for ways to help ourselves stand out in order to get that promotion or even just get hired in the first place.
The problem here is that everyone is doing the same things to try and stand out, they take an internship or study abroad in Europe for a few months like everyone else and think they are world travelers and are very "cultured."
While these are very beneficial things both personally and professionally, it really doesn't count as standing out anymore with so many people doing these things, you have to do even more or something else.
And that is where I can help.
Have you ever thought about developing your mindset and thinking in order to stand out more? To have new and unique ideas our to be able to not be phased as much when things go wrong?
It is one of the best tools you can add to your arsenal, yet nobody is doing it. This is your time to actually stand out.
If you are new to the blog, thanks for stopping by! With MMNTM (mo-men-tum) my goal is to help you level up your mind and mindset with effective "workouts." Much like you would train your body, this is the gym for your mindset, everything from your happiness and mental clarity to mental discipline and productivity. These are the things that have helped me the most and I love sharing them with you daily on yourmmntm.com/blog so be sure to stop out daily!
Now let's get back to what you started reading for.
What to Expect
Why Your Degree isn't Worth As Much As It Was
Because every one and their mother is getting a college degree, it dilutes the value.
How valuable is a degree when everyone else is getting the same degree?
Answer: Not even close to as valuable as it once was.
Especially if you go into a degree that is opposite of a "niche" industry or don't have a specific focus to your degree.
A prime example of this is a "Business Management" degree, do you really think you are going to come out of college managing people? Not hating if this is your degree, just add another major or specialize/ learn something on the side as well so you don't end up managing somewhere like a Walmart.
No longer can you just call it good going to college and assume you are going to have a job, the market is ever competitive now because everyone has a degree.
Maybe this worked when our parents went to school but that is not the case anymore, we have to constantly be doing anything we can to set ourselves apart from our peers.
And guess what, as always it all starts in your mindset, the foundation to every area of your life.
The "Normal" Things People Do to "Set Themselves Apart"
Is it really setting yourself apart if everyone is doing it? Hmmm...
So you join a few clubs, take on an internship or two and then go to London to see a new culture.
Or maybe you even take on a few extra classes, join a frat/ sorority, volunteer and gain some leadership experience in some way or another on campus.
Cool, sounds like the average college experience.
Now a days, it is all about what you are doing outside of campus as a whole, not just outside of class because everyone has things going on outside of classes.
What are you working on in terms of passion projects?
What are you studying that is different than your major or shows different interests?
More importantly, how are you able to carry yourself?
How is your internal dialogue?
How do your thoughts come out, are they negative or actually positive (not just fake positive for an interview or in professional settings)?
What are your habits, they speak a lot about you?
How confident are you?
All of these stem from your mindset.
What Nobody is Focusing on To Set Themselves Apart
Maybe you should focus on mastering your mindset, crazy idea for crazy results.
How about focusing a little bit on your mindset, thought patterns and just overall happiness.
Because while this may not be a thing you can really put on your job application, this is going to be very obvious to others in the way you talk about topics and present yourself.
People are going to see more passion and confidence and just overall happiness when you start to work on yourself and that really helps you stand out when everyone else is coming in stressed and crabby every day.
Plus, it attracts opportunities and people into your life.
Nobody thinks they have the time to work on themselves and they think that their happiness and personal development lies in that next big purchase of theirs.
This is far from the case and the faster you realize this, the better off you will be.
How This is Going to Help You Set Yourself Apart
Because nobody is doing it...
How is someone not going to notice your passion, confidence and authenticity you craft when everyone else is just walking around and going through the motions.
When everyone else is just showing up to class or going through the motions of their job and you are actually excited to learn and grow, people notice and gravitate towards you.
This leads to many new opportunities and doors that will be open compared to if you were to just sit there, take notes, take the test and leave.
When you start to change your mindset, you can start to look at yourself in a different light as well, likely more positive than the one you are seeing yourself in right now, and this will help you want to do more.
Maybe you finally start that business or project you have always wanted to and that nobody else is doing, or even just learn something crazy to challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone.
Your mindset lies at the foundation to all of these extra things, outside of school, that you can be doing to set yourself apart.
Yet, when we have a negative mindset, lack confidence and so much more, we never get around to doing these things that will actually help us live anything but normal lives.
How Mastering Your Mindset Will Help Other Areas of Life
It is the foundation to every other area of your life.
College isn't really your thing? Well, lucky for you actually caring about developing your mindset will translate to every other area of your life as well.
Trying to be more adventurous or outgoing? Building confidence will help with that ten fold.
Or, probably the most important area of our lives, relationships, I bet you can guess your mindset can help you there as well.
Not liking college or want to develop more in that chapter of your life is no reason not to focus on your mindset.
Imagine going on a. date or even just meeting new people and not being all nervous and weird, rather calm and collected. Being able to connect more and create better relationships without trying to be better than the other person, rather learning from them.
That alone should be a deciding factor to finally taking the steps you need to take and focusing on your mindset as without relationships life is really meaningless.
Let's Actually Get Started Changing Your Mindset
Almost every day I will bring you these "workouts" at the end of the articles to actually help you take action and change your mindset.
Because that is one of the major things I see missing in personal development, the actionable advice. Everyone has ideas and theories that are "up in the clouds," yet they never come down to Earth and give us some real ways to change.
And that is what MMNTM is for, to help you actually change in a unique and fun way, it's like taking your mind to the gym every day at yourmmntm.com/blog
Exercise #1: Take a Morning Walk
Duration: 45 minutes
Notes: Wake up earlier and make this happen, it will build some discipline and help you start appreciating the little things as a lot of us don't get outside as much as we should.
Exercise #2: Cold Shower
Duration: 3-5 Minutes
Notes: Make it uncomfortably cold, this will help with doing the things that are hard because nothing during the day will suck as much as that shower does in the morning!
Exercise #3: Control What You Consume
Notes: We all consume countless amounts of content on a day to day basis, do you know what you are actually consuming though? A lot of it, especially news, is negative. Take inventory and get rid of as much negative as you can.
Exercise #4: Do a Guided Loving and Kindness Meditation
Notes: One of my favorite morning meditations to do, here is a link to a great on to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz7cpV7ERsM
Wow, just like that another day on the blog is in the books! Thanks for all the support and if you enjoyed this or learned anything I just ask one thing: bring a friend back tomorrow! Time to make personal development more "normal" because it is at the foundation of every area of our lives. Stop back with a friend tomorrow-- yourmmntm.com/blog
Now be sure to actually put what you learned to use, don't just read about it and make yourself feel like you are taking action, actually take action!
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