Just over a month ago, my husband and I adopted a dog from an animal shelter three hours from our house. We had been planning to get a puppy but were committed to adopting from a shelter or animal rescue. The animal shelter we drove to had a lot of puppies for adoption and we found Marley, an Australian Shepherd/Kelpie mix.
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Back to school time is always fun and exciting and I loved the years I spent in college. I learned a lot of great things, made a few lifelong friends, and also experienced a few hard knocks. As I work toward finishing my master’s degree, I’ve been reflecting on some important lessons learned while working in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur – lessons that I most definitely did not learn in college. Here are seven things that I had to learn on my own:
1. Advocate for Yourself
In business, you continually need to advocate for yourself. Whether its negotiating a salary, or a promotion, or establishing boundaries about working overtime, being able to support your own cause is vital to survival in the real world. In order to successfully advocate for yourself, it’s important to know your own value and priorities. I was happy to learn recently that some local high schools are working with students to develop self-advocacy.
The average person spends more than 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime Those hours can either be pleasant, or downright miserable, depending on whether or not you’re in the right career.
Sometimes it’s obvious that a job is the “wrong fit” for us, but not always. I know I’ve had jobs that I really wanted to be the right fit for me, but they just weren’t. In fact, more than 80% of people hate their jobs according to a Deloitte Shift Survey.
If you’re not sure if you’re in the right line of work, here are seven questions to ask yourself to find out: