All posts tagged: friday

The truth behind “excuses”…

“I’m not pretty or handsome enough.” “No one likes me.” “I don’t have enough money.” “I’m not ready.” These are just a few examples of common excuses that have ability to hold twenty somethings back from really going for their dreams. I’ve heard them all because I tried them all. I used every excuse in the book to stay living below my potential. I was using excuses because my prior circumstances seemed hopeless. I was ready to give up and had a prepared response for everyone that questioned this once over-achieving college grad as to why I felt defeated and drained. The truth is success is a lifestyle. It a result of repeated habits.  It’s small changes that add up to big change. I chose soul-sucking work because I gave up on my dream. What is the ONE thing you’d be doing which you’d immensely enjoy if you know you could not fail? If you want a job, house, title, etc. You are going to have to have a no-excuse approach to fulfilling your dreams. …

How to go from navigating passion to choosing a career

There is no way to know what you’ll be doing forever. Of course, most people have a dream career but sometimes our dream career choice isn’t right for our personality. According to a Gallup poll, 30-57 percent of college freshman change their major at least twice before graduation. The same goes for people and their first job. Millennials now have an average tenure of 1-3 years at their first place of employment. Is this a lack of direction or passion? Only we can decide what we are lacking. Ultimately it’s not a bad thing to job hop even if you went to college or university seeking a specialty. The ‘F’ in life stands for flexibility and that includes our interests as we evolve into fully formed people. Use college as a tool to explore your options. Talk to an advisor and take courses that ignite your passions. It is important to have a major chosen but don’t beat yourself up if you can not decide on a career right away. If you’ve determined secondary education …