The idea to share my thoughts on this topic came as I was working my way through a list of items that needed to be done for the rebrand.
I’m really, really bad at keeping secrets. Whenever a friend asks me to keep something under wraps, it literally tears me apart.
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.
How many times have you seen a meeting request come through on your calendar or email and instantly felt a pit in your stomach. Meetings can be the ultimate struggle. Unlike replying to an email or message, which you can pretty much do on your own time, meetings require your physical presence, active attention and aren’t controlled by simply closing your browser window.