I've worked with hundreds of Millennials who were sorely misled into believing that following their passion is the key to a happy professional life. If you get caught up in "following your passion," it's possible that you're overlooking a much more profound journey.
There are as many dragons as there are graduates. It may be tackling illiteracy, releasing that great novel from deep inside or building an app that we don't realize we need until we can't live without it. The size and shape of the beast doesn't matter; what counts is your passion.
When communicating detail-oriented tasks for me to perform, please speak slowly and softly. If possible, light incense and put on James Taylor to increase my comfort level. Think of deadlines not so much as specific points in time, but Einsteinian concepts of expanding, infinite units of time.
Sticking to career goals, especially long-term ones, requires patience, tenacity, and a whole lot of motivation. It's a sizable challenge, but one that's achievable if you break it down into manageable bits.
When all your years are designed as a preparation for entering the real world, the real world will disappoint. Not because your expectations have been dashed or the world has been misrepresented, but because suddenly, there's nothing to prepare for anymore.
Growing up, most people are taught variations of this mantra: "The harder you work, the more you'll accomplish." It's no surprise, then, that they end up putting in long hours at work, skipping vacation time and burning the midnight oil to reach their goals.
The act of taking one small action will help you feel like you're moving, because YOU ARE! Don't let the fact that you're working at a job you hate keep you from taking action. Make a list of little things you can do to move forward and start doing them every day!
To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.
Military women understand they must balance their family and careers, and sometimes they have to make sacrifices to achieve work-life balance. By understanding what your limits are, you can prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed by your goals.
If you're lucky enough to be starting a job -- a real, career-building job -- after you graduate, you probably aren't thinking of when it will end. But the reality is that few people keep their first jobs for long.
When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.
As Benjamin Franklin so famously noted - and to which many will certainly agree -- time is money. On the flipside, many will readily declare that money is time. But what happens when you're a student going after a degree, and you can't afford much in the way of time and/or money?
When I started my business over three years ago, I had been searching for years, and then one day I got asked a special question that helped put me on the career path of my dreams. I hope you find that this video can help you on your career journey as well!