Many people live under the illusion that if you haven’t started your career by the age of 25, then you’ve missed the proverbial bus. Your time has passed, and your ship has sailed. The weight of these maxims has bogged down many a late-blooming, big dreamer. The good news is these silly smirches no longer have any legs to stand on in this day and age.
Maybe you already have a blossoming career that you’re head over heels for but if not, don’t worry! It isn’t too late for you get started earning a living doing something that you genuinely enjoy.
The fact of the matter is that there is no cookie-cutter roadmap for success. The route that you take should be as unique as you are, and you will arrive at your destination in your own timing and manner. The important thing is that you start your journey. Continue reading to learn some alternate routes to success and satisfaction for late bloomers.
Trading and investing
It’s arguable that traders and investors are the girders of the American economy. In fact, when politicians talk about the strength or weakness of the economy, they’re talking about the willingness of people to invest and trade. While trading may not necessarily be easy money, there sure is a lot of it to be made for smart investors.
There are many people who engage in investing and trading and have neither a college degree nor prior business experience yet found success. The key is to learn all that you can about the markets on your own before putting your money into it. Whether you choose to trade stocks, bonds, commodities, or currency, the key to your prosperity is in your preparation.
Because of the internet, you have access to knowledge that was previously only available to insiders. These days, as long as you have the desire, you can become an insider.
Take the time out to do your research and learn the best commodity, stock, and forex trading strategies for beginners. While you will learn a lot from experience when you actually get your feet wet, research is a vital skill and habit for investors. You might as well develop it now.
Start your own business
There is nothing quite like turning something that you’re passionate about into a source of revenue. That is the driving force in the heart of many successful entrepreneurs. They simply took something that they already love and are good at and turned it into a business.
No matter how long you’ve been out of school and a part of the workforce, it’s not too late to profit from your passion and skill. You might think that starting your own business is something that you have to already have a lot of money to do, but that’s simply not true.
The average startup cost for a business is between $2,000 and $5,000, so even if all you have is desire and know-how, you’re almost there. With some careful saving and planning, you could be well on your way to living the “American Dream” of entrepreneurship.
Continue your education
Many people never realize their career or educational goals because they feel mired down by their already busy life. Who has time for school with a family to care for, bills to pay, and prior commitments to fulfill? You do!
Just like it has done for business, the internet has revolutionized education and opened up opportunities for all who desire them. Gone are the days when if you’re a working parent you have to find a way to steal away from your family to attend night classes. Online schooling has made it possible for you to get a college education from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.
Many online schools offer accelerated degree programs, job placement, and online learning self-assessment tests to their students. All of these features only point to college education being made more available to adults who already have full and busy lives.
In addition, your employer may even be willing to pay for your education. These days, many companies offer their employees tuition reimbursement for going back to school.
Your age, length of time out of school, and current job aren’t an impenetrable wall between you and your dreams. After all, you’re a late bloomer, not a non-bloomer.