It’s that time of year again! Students everywhere are nestled in the books for midterm season, and the holiday hustle and bustle is just around the corner. Of course, in order to make it to the holidays we all have a lot of work to do, and some of us just might be working throughout them too! If your job is anything like PR, you never know when you’ll be called in for duty! Especially in crisis management, communication specialists have to be on the clock 24/7, ready to respond into action whenever needed.
For some of us the workload is piling high, while others might be getting into crunch time for year-end deadlines. It’s always important to keep in mind that life carries on past work and school. I thought it would be helpful to share with everyone motivating messages to help us stay on track as the season gets busier. I’ve also included some of the gorgeous scenery I’ve captured in the big city over the last few weeks.
- One of my favorite quotes of all-time. I’ve always said from the get-go that I want to make sure I end up in a career that makes me happy. I’ve seen too many people fall in and out of love with their careers, ultimately compromising their happiness. Make sure you’re doing something that makes you happy.
- Remember that you can separate career and home life. It is important to have balance between the two. Maintaining the first point, find a job that can complement your life instead of compromising your life.
- If you aren’t satisfied in your career choice, be daring enough to change it. Too often we get caught up in what feels natural and safe. Sometimes it’s good to step outside the box and take a risk. You never know when you might be rewarded for the chances you take.
- Search for something that makes you happy, and when you stumble across it, pursue it. So much can be learned from finding joy in the little things. If you happen to find something that makes you happy, take the leap to explore it further!
What words do you live by?
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs.
When it comes down to deciding on a career path, I’ve always said that I want to pursue a career that will make me happy. At the end of the day, if you are not happy at your job, it impacts the rest of your life and the people around you. Too often I have seen people in their designated fields bitter and resentful. I made a promise to myself not long ago that I would always “do what I love, and love what I do.”
I think part of this comes from my belief that there is a distinct difference between an individual who works hard, and an individual who works hard with passion. I am well aware that some people end up in a career by chance. In other words, they took an opportunity when it presented itself and never looked back.
In a recent article by Edward James Herath, he made the ever pressing point that self-belief plays a huge role in success. I am a firm believer that everyone has the potential to be amazing if they believe they can. I think it’s crucial that in order to get to where you want to be, you must have the confidence and self-belief that you can actually get there.
So now you’re getting career advice from a 20-something PR Girl? Sort of. This Motivational Monday post is to foster up some inspiration for people who have yet to settle into their dream career. A few months ago I was traveling towards a career path I knew I wouldn’t be happy in – and it showed. There was a lack of dedication simply because I wasn’t passionate about the field. When I was given the opportunity to move to New York and pursue Public Relations, it was the complete opposite. The difference between then and now is my appreciation for learning more about the field everyday. I always want to stay “One Heel Ahead” … simply because I’m passionate about the industry. I encourage everyone to be patient, and stay focused. When things are meant to be, the pieces will fall into place.