The purpose of the career profile series is that I think we can learn so much from likeminded, successful, driven women. The internet has revolutionized mentorship – I don’t think that you have to actually know someone to learn from their career path and experiences. I learn so much from reading people’s stories, following them on social media, and reading their blogs, articles, and books. I hope that you’ve found the career profiles to be as helpful as I have!
Without further ado, here are my favorite quotes from this month’s profiles:
“If you find that you are the smartest person in the room – leave the room. You always want to be surrounding yourself with people who will make you better than you were the day before.” – Shala Burroughs
“Blissful ignorance is kind of a gift when you’re starting out in any career. When you’re fueled by passion and not by information, you barely notice the late nights in the office, coffee runs in the rain, or early morning meetings. It’s much more fun to learn it all as you experience it.” – Ellie Somerville McNevin
“One of the best and most classic pieces of advice I was given when I started (and something I still repeat to myself almost on a daily basis) is that if owning your own business was easy, everyone would do it. There will be storms to weather, there will be struggles, there will be great rewards and great disappointments. When you are at your lowest point, you will still need to be able to say, ‘This is worth it. I am strong enough for this. This is what I am meant to do.’ I know it sounds a bit depressing, but it has been the most meaningful, motivational, and hopeful piece of advice I have ever been given. It’s helped me immensely over the last few years.” – Katherine Feiner
“Just get started. The beginning of a new project is often the most intimidating but don’t overthink it. Also, never underestimate the power of in-person relationship building. Make the effort to connect in-person and follow-up with your network.” –Lauren McGoodwin