I first found The Atlantic’s piece on #FirstSevenJobs when reading Meg’s overview of her own first seven. It didn’t take long for me to do a deep dive into the hashtag on Twitter. I mean seriously deep.
Because it’s interesting to me how non-linear so many of our paths are, and I think we often overlook this. No one recalls that the CEO of the hottest new startup once bussed tables at a local pub or that the powerful boss demanding the boardroom used to refold sweaters at GAP. It fascinates me.
Success and career are no straight shot, friends.