Some people are blessed with the skill of being naturally focused. When they take on a task, they take it on full force and heads down. They immediately respect what is at stake, and as a result they stay highly focused on what needs to be done – and deliver with no question or hesitation.
If you’re a highly focused person, this trait came in handy for you throughout your school years when it came time to do homework.
Well, the good news is… Being highly focused can also come in as a beneficial skillset in your career.
If you are one of these highly focused people, you should be doing everything you can to get the best use out of this skill.
With this in mind, I thought I would share with you 4 career ideas in which highly focused people would excel – and thereby enjoy a terrific advantage in the job marketplace. Who knows, maybe this list will inspire you to change your career.
I want to begin by listing one of the best things a focused person can do: Start their very own company.
Maybe you already have an idea for a company. Or many you want to start a blog – and turn that into a business. If you are still unsure of what kind of business you want to create, simply think about some of your other natural talents and passions – and brainstorm how you can turn it into a business which is needed in today’s world.
Make sure your business or blog solves a trending problem, need or fear. The options for new businesses are quite endless. One piece of advice would be to arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can. So you might want to study and get an online mba no gmat in business management. This can give underlying knowledge on the process and the avenues you can go down should you start your own business.
Here’s another terrific choice of career for someone who is naturally focused: sales.
Thankfully this could be in a number of fields.
You could explore selling property, maybe selling in retail stores, or even over the phone.
You could also look at a sales career in something like the automotive industry. This can be very lucrative when it comes to targeted sales.
There are also other avenues of sales such as telephone sales, and customer service where there is a sales element like retail.
Focus doesn’t always mean that you are good at sales, it can also mean that you can be focused on other things – such as analyzing data. You could consider a career analyzing numbers and take up a job in the financial sector. Meaning? A career as an accounting assistant or even an accountant could be in the cards.
Other industries which require good analyzing skills: banking or financial management – where you need to analyze stocks and shares. Also you might want to explore working in economics and having a career that has a political nature.
Finally, often being focused means that you have an attention for detail. This can work out really well when it comes to a career in law.
You need to be able to take in all of the details and facts as well as focus on who has hired you.
You can’t make personal opinions as your job is to represent your client, whether they are guilty of the crime or not. You need to have other people’s focus and attention, especially when questions and communicating with the jury. Focus can often mean you can take control of the room and deliver.
I hope that this article has inspired you to consider some of the careers more suitable to your skills.
Note: This essay is written in collaboration with Margaret Kaplan.
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.