This is a definite must-read if you aspire to become a leader in your field of expertise and NO you don’t need to be a native English speaker to achieve it. Following international news sources in your industry can be the decisive point of elevating or screwing your career.
Facts are that English (like it or not) is the universally accepted language around the world. As a result, the amount of information and different sources one can find reading in English is exponentially a lot more (roughly 5x times more) than in any other language. According to this argument, the next logical step conclusion would be that users who are not consuming English content online will be exponentially left behind in their education and self-development or growth opportunities.
To make problems, for a potential international career, even worse where one gets his news and self-development content from is usually a habit of many years conditioning at thinking in a different language. Working inside businesses in a country where the level of English is still low, I am consistently meeting people who would like to develop but the necessary content does not exist in their language and the choice of English is not an option.
It is really mindblowing to be able to experience first hand, how fast the ones that make the hard decision of pushing themselves to really give it a try and follow International news sources, develop in comparison with their colleagues who didn’t choose that path. I’m not saying it’s easy and English is not my native language but I made a conscious decision early on during my teen years to follow International news sources for my industry.
That helped me reach this far, building an international career in Marketing & Business Consulting industry in another country (where I live) and much more online through the blog you are reading right now…Think about it. How important is it for you to become a leader in your field of expertise? Don’t screw your career making this mistake…
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