By: Kiersten Ehr
Jan. 25. 2016
First off I know that since it’s a new year some people may feel anxious, nervous, stressed out if you have a new job, looking for a job, feel too old but still need to work or simply have no idea what you want to do with your life…
I have some helpful advice for you to feel more positive and optimistic about your career path.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE FRIENDS.
Even I admit at first I was anxious to pursue a career in sports broadcasting that consists of mainly men, but you know what I made a name for myself with my strong work ethic, and so can you!
STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM SHOWS HUMILITY
During my orientation at my new internship for Time Warner Cable in Austin, I met the News Director Micheal Pearson who gave incredible advice about keeping humility. Mr. Pearson told the interns he jumped into a new career path from print journalism to broadcast television in San Antonio at about the age of 40.
With no education in mass communication only in journalism, at Texas State (Go Bobcats) Mr. Pearson said that he once worked a 3 a.m. shift since that was the entry level position at that time. Having shown humility to work his way up, Mr. Pearson proved himself at the age of 40 when he was up against 20-year- olds. Now Mr. Pearson is the News Director for Time Warner Cable in Austin.
The moral of the story is that people notice when you show humility, initiative and determination to reach your goals.
I encourage all of you to make sure you find a job or career you are absolutely passionate about, because you don’t want to live with regrets of “what ifs” friends.
Even if you have a job that pays less than $10 an hour but you love what you do- then stick with what you love. Money doesn’t equal happiness.
I found these amazing quotes that prove that you should live a life you love.
The famous saying goes, “LOVE WHAT YOU DO.”
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
Remember to Choose Joy and Find a Job You Love
Until the Next Time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
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