Success is no accident
Aren’t we all thrilled when we get that job that we applied and was selected for? Sure we are and so was my daughter! But in order to be successful there are a few things to bear in mind especially when the going gets tough. Here I share advice I gave her as she plunged into the workforce as she makes the final steps off college campus.
13 Tips And Tricks for Career Success
- Be Professional
- Dress well
- Wear a Smile
- Be on time
- Respect your leaders even when unhappy with a decision
- Follow company protocol
- Be a sponge …Learn a lot
- Be polite
- Cell Phone should only be used for emergencies or during breaks
- Pursue Excellence.
- Do your part – Contribute…Make a difference through your work.
- Align Yourself with only progressive people (avoid negativity and time wasters).
These tips form the foundation of good work ethics for career success throughout life. Do any resonate? Add more as you deem fit and share with a new college Grad, or two!
Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Dave Thomas, Rachael Ray. What do these personalities have in common? Besides being entrepreneurs, they all have/had no formal Degree, yet became successful. But does that mean that the rest of us should too? And if we do, will we have the same luck to make millions and become rich and famous? Rather Risky.
Just Get A Job!
There are many arguments for individuals to forget about going to college because it’s too expensive. Parents now ponder whether the investment involved in sending their high school graduate to college is worth the cost. “Just teach yourself”, is the common saying. There are many YouTube videos, podcasts that can be listened to, social media, and other networking groups, which people claim can be used to learn while eliminating the expense of going to college. Those who argue against obtaining a college education claim that students graduate High School and ‘Just Get a Job’. But the question many ponder—is college education worth the cost?
Sure it is! Here are a few thoughts to on how to manage the tight rope of college expenses and student loans.
- I encourage students enrolling in college to do what they are passionate about. For example, Steve Jobs when he dropped out of college, he then decided to sit in the classes that he was passionate about. Who said that he could not have done that before?
- Borrow only what you need. Often students borrow more than the amount needed, then waste the excess funds on things that do not contribute to education, or on things that they can do without.
- Search for scholarships and apply for financial aid. These require some work but are resources that do not need to be repaid. It is often over-looked or individuals do not bother to apply, or write the needed essays to qualify.
- Use time wisely to avoid repeat. Failing courses comes at additional costs to do the same course a second time.
- Once your course of study is done, search for jobs in the same or related field to get the maximum return on the dollar invested in the education you attained. This is where it is often alluded to that a lot of persons work in jobs where they are under-employed. This happens for example in a case where a Journalism graduate work in sales in a retail store that pays salaries less than they are qualified to receive.
So yes, college is worth it! There is a benefit to both individuals and society overall. Besides enhancing your decision-making and critical thinking skills, individuals with college degrees earn more than those without. So be Loyal, stick with it.
Having doubts about your ability? A coach or mentor, can help. Let’s connect.
Is there a balance between being an entrepreneur and being a parent? Nicole Walters is an entrepreneur who adopted three kids, the eldest of who just started college. After dropping her off and getting her all settled in, her freshman student decided to have a ball! She went silent on the homefront.
Not hearing from her for 2 days, her mom and dad decided to shower her with love on the second day on campus. Check it out on Facebook.
Was Nicole being too strict? Do you think kids should be allowed to make their own mistakes? If so, at what cost? If not, why not?
Can’t wait to pay Homage to your views.
A group of college students and my Baby daughter sat together moping about the stresses and strains of college life, grades and more. I asked them to share some of the stressors and they spoke about the top 5. From that I prepared a list of what to do when those stressors come. Shared here are succint points for the baby steps to achieve big Goals in college or in life.
Top 5 College Stressors and How to Manage
1.School | Courses
2.Money | Broke Pocket
WHAT TO DO 🤷🏽♂️
1.Study | Write | Study …it will Stick
2.Parent | Financial Aid | Part-time Job (if time permits)
3.Show up | Learn |Grow
4.Focus | Plan week on Sundays | Check progress at nights or mornings
5.Pray. Be selfish (focus). Work Alone. Enjoy your own company.
Keep 1 or 2 friends with similar Goals
TAKE CARE OF SELF 👀👩🏽✈️
Eat Right and on Time | Take vitamins
Exercise (walk, gym)
Be Inspired (movies, music, read)