Did you grow up with someone older telling you to "get your head out of the clouds?" Have you ever heard the saying the best time to plant an oak tree was 30 years ago, and the second best time is right now!
Well, I do love the beauty of oak trees but I prefer fruit trees over hardwoods because the "fruit" just keeps on giving, kinda like a residual income! I have always encouraged my kids to daydream and play with ideas and goals to let their mind be free and removed from the dogma imposed by others. Society always eventually will say "hello" to inventors, creators and writers with their MONEY!
My family is essentially aqua-holics and love anything that has to do with the beach and water! My family has always had a fascination with the power of the ocean and we have lived on the beach since we got married! You can read a chapter of how great the ocean is in my husbands book All Or None! The Biblical account of earth and the breaking up of the "fountains of the great deep" (Genesis 7:11) keeps us in a life long study of this wonder of the world! The science of minerals and skin health is another favorite of my biology major kids! Seawater instantly clears up skin issues especially acne and my kids noticed this when they were younger.
Today, they hold patents in 5 countries for synthetic seawater and built a digital business, hired attorneys, filled out business licenses, created an e-commerce website and so on..... just think where that may lead too!
The key to success is knowing what is coming in the future! A few decades ago we specialized in healthcare because we saw the fast-food and chemical food industry explode which we "translated" into healthcare dollars which paid off huge for our family!
Right now I am currently focused on geriatric care because the aging population was 46.2 million in 2014! By 2060 there will be 98 million older persons, twice that of 2014! I have also moved my personal primary care model digital into Telemedicine and I am focused on counseling and behavior modification to address chronic disease patterns. You can read about that by clicking here!
This brings me back to you, as a virtual "student" you should focus on starting your something! I suggest you take a "required" elective course over in the College of Humanities at your college and get some ideas going! Did you know that the U.S. Department of Labor projects technology careers may grow by as much as 30% by 2022! Why not take some electives in graphic design or technology!
Multi-media hands-on understanding is far more valuable than lecture courses. If you're not in a school that has moved coursework onto digital media, the school is behind the curve not only in course work but also in leadership that is going to cause you to FAIL in the new high tech world. So make the adjustment now!
The future is summed up in two words "graphic design." It doesn't matter what profession it is either, from business to medicine to fashion the trend is the same and that trend is digital media, digital illustration, and portfolio development to execute ideas, solutions, and the transfer of economic wealth!
Its not just about skills anymore but its about time management, communication, organization, attention to detail and of course natural talent that must all come together in attention grabbing graphic design executed to perfection!
This IS the future and money is in the market place! This needs to get re-translated into your head as "the money is in the digital market place" and the best graphic design WINS as people "click away" and purchase products thanks to your expertise!
I tell students when they ask me about college majors; "get your head in the cloud" and see the shift that is coming in the IT world. Plant your "storage" computing TREE today....with your mobile optimized job postings of course!
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