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How to start a career (or business) with no experience, money or support

I often meet people who have no resources, no family… full of potential, but with a sense of complete hopelessness…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Government doesn’t care about you… Business doesn’t care about you… Religious organisations don’t care about you…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

...sweep the floor for free… start speaking to people… opportunities are plenty… you’re building skills by osmosis… do the sweeping job with absolute perfection… demonstrate care and an obsessive-compulsive perfectionism… Tell people about your attitude… three months in, meet the boss… Tell her or him to watch you…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

How can you start your career, or business, when you feel you have absolutely nothing to offer?

How can you start your career, or business, when you don’t have any real support from anyone with something to offer?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

How to build a business, or get a career, when you have nothing behind you, no education, no referrals, no track record...

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The longer you remain unemployed, the less likely you’ll get employed.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Pick something! Decide on something to do…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Go to YouTube… There’s a very good site called ‘Just the Job’…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Once you’re in… you start to see the gaps…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Say ‘yes’ to anything. Sweep the floors…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Dress conservatively…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Pavement pounding is a remarkable thing…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Create a mantra. Constantly remind yourself why you’re doing it…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The single most important book you can read in your life is ‘Oh, the Places You'll Go!’ by Dr Seuss.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

People invest in character rather than skills.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

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