Depending who you are in India, and often times, what caste you are born into, you are restricted into a different type of learning environment than other people, especially if you are born into the undesirables caste. If you are finding it difficult to identifying what you are good at, it may be time to start developing skills and actually becoming good at certain things. At this point in time, do not expect anyone else in the world to help you get to where you want to be. It all rides on you, so you must either decide that you are going to get to work, or you are going to lag behind everyone else.
Depending on your education level, skills sets can widely vary. If you are looking to get in a line of work that will at least pay you enough to survive, you have basically two options. White-collar jobs, and blue-collar jobs.
White Collar jobs are more along the lines of office jobs, internet jobs, or doing work that does not involve having to really physically apply yourself. White Collar jobs usually are earned by having smarts or a certain type of skill set that can be applied to a certain field. This could simply be something like being able to speak multiple languages, or be able to do a certain level of mathematics. To get into a white collar job, identify the skills that you are good at and create a resume to submit to businesses that can help find you a position on their team. Team building activities are very common in white collar jobs, and if you are good at communication skills and working with other people, you have a great chance at moving up the ladder into financial prosperity.
I started with a blue-collar job. After relocating from India to California, I realized my skills were very low. I knew that I was not the smartest guy in many rooms, and I decided to apply myself to a blue-collar field. I learned some of the ins and outs of concrete work, and then applied to getting a job with http://www.concretedrivewayscontractor.com . The labor was hard, but the days were still fun, and the money was actually great. This was my first step in getting out of poverty and I was there to make sure it was stable. The money began to pile up, and I learned the more money that I had, the more moves that I was able to make.
I think blue-collar jobs are great for people who are trying to create a little nest egg of income to be able to move up in the world with. Especially if you are a person who does not think they can get a white collar job, there are plenty of blue-collar jobs available, and do not be one of those people who think you are too good to take it. Some blue collar jobs pay very well. And, with enough training in the field of work, you can generate a great skill set where maybe one day you could begin your very own business and start to create work for other people. By owning a business you have a greater chance at earning larger amounts of income, but there is always the risk of losing it too. The only way to get enough money to own a blue collar business though is to get the licensing to do so. And that can only be done by having enough money to invest, which is why for my unskilled laborers out there, some motivation for you is right there. Keep on trucking along.
After you have earned a sufficient amount of money, you can start to play with it, or the smarter thing to do would be to reinvest that money that you have created. Businessmen always reinvest their money into themselves or their business to start earning larger amounts of money, called capital gains. Capital gains are what make the wealthy wealthier. And it comes with a level of smarts. If you use your money wisely, you can definitely develop the skills necessary to make these moves. With money, you are also able to pay to learn how to develop other skill sets where you can go into other lines of work and learn how to make different types of money working different types of jobs.
I hope this blog post helps my fellow Indian brothers and sisters get out of their comfort zone and go out and get a job that could create financial prosperity for them and their families. You may be alone out there, but just know that there are some people who are rooting for each other. I will always be hear rooting for the little man, the underdogs of the world. Just know if that is you, then my support is definitely behind you!