Summer isn’t all about retreating to familiar surroundings, fiercely sleeping in, and flip-flops. For many, this is also a time for and about next steps in their lives and career. So we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question:
What should every college student do during summer break to move their career forward?
Ask anyone with a highly successful career. They’ll tell you: Lifelong learning — and specifically continuous development of both soft and hard skills — is the single best way to improve your career prospects. So we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this simple question: For the young careerist, what is the single best way to improve both soft and hard skills?
Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, we find ourselves in a bad situation at work. Maybe it is a terrible manager. Perhaps the job just isn’t as advertised in the job description. Or, maybe you’ve run right into a terrible company culture. No matter the reason, you probably feel frustrated, stressed — perhaps even trapped. You are not alone.
In these days of instant gratification, there is something truly rewarding about investing the necessary time to learn — really learn. Like the kind of learning you can only get from reading a classic book. There’s just nothing like starting a new book, digesting the ah-ha moments along the way, and the satisfaction you feel when you finish that last page. But how do you know which are important books — and which aren’t worth your investment?
When it comes to rising to the top, talent, skills, and passion are just part of the game plan. The rest is all about your mindset.
Here are four of the most powerful business mindsets successful people share. Play up the ones you have. Work on the ones you don’t.