Our early 20′s are tough. We’re starting out on our own, and while gaining independence from our structured youth is great… we do so without instructions, or a map.
Life can hit hard sometimes… both personally and professionally. You have to use the hard lessons learned and move on. Over the years I’ve had my own share of struggles, and it’s through these lessons that I’ve been able to attain so much success in such a short period of time.
I want to share with you 20 lessons I’ve learned as I look back over the last 25 years of my life. I’m sure some, or many, of these lessons will resonate. When times get tough, come back to this list and remember temporary pain creates long term pleasure.
Recently, I led a career coaching workshop for accomplished women. They were worried about finding careers and making their way in work and life as they headed toward graduation.
Specifically, they wanted to be able to “make money without selling out.” And they’re not the only ones saying this — I hear this more than ever today in an environment that praises do-gooder creatives and laments bureaucrats and bankers.
Want to build a career without selling out? Here are the steps to make it happen:
Ever since I read Paul Angone’s book 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, that book has been stuck in my head. Secret #43 from the book is hugely important to young professionals; it goes like this:
“The most dangerous job you can have in your 20s is a comfortable one”
Here’s the deal: contrary to what you’ve been told your whole academic life… straight A’s don’t pay off.
Your college GPA is to some degree important for your future—no employer wants to hire a D student. But if you’re tempted to spend all four years of college glued to the library for that perfect 4.0….
What is the one thing about our career that never changes? We never stop learning, growing… and improving. Sometimes through experience over time; other times through deliberate self-improvement.
This thorough article from LIfe Hack lists 42 tips to improve yourself and your career. Here, we highlight the 15 that can have a significant impact on you as a job seeker…
Millennials entered the workforce just in time. Just in time for one of the most competitive job markets in recent history, that is. At the same time, they entered the workforce just in time to to make their own career path, independent from the thought of “lifetime employment” and chasing some gold watch. This infographic from Rasmussen College details how Millennials are increasingly foregoing the corporate route to pursue more entrepreneurial endeavors. In fact, according to recent data, 60% of Millennials surveyed consider themselves entrepreneurs, and 1 in 3 said they’d prefer to work at a start-up over completing a