career

Love vs Money

In today society we see a lot of greed. Money this money that. When going to college and you have to decide on your major, some might have a conflict in picking what you want verses what your parents want. I know when I went to college and I came home and my dad said “fashion what can you do with that?” Even random people would say the same things. Why waste your college years on that? It just makes me sick hearing things like that. Everyone doesn’t want to be a doctor or a scientist. Some of us just want to follow our dreams and sometimes those dreams don’t make us rich but make us happy. One profession that is important but they get paid very little are teachers. Without teachers who teaches us to think we can do anything we put our minds to and gives us the education to move forward in life. What about the people in the arts like actors, poets, dancers, designers, painters, etc they pave the way for us to think outside the box. Everything isn’t so black and white. With more and more arts being cut from schools it’s harder for kids to express themselves and see there are more things to do in the world besides sitting in an office. There are people that loves sitting in an office and working for a corporate business but others like myself want to sit face to face with the people that need help. Money is great but money sometimes blinds us to remember how we became so successful. We focus to much on “we made it” and not on the steps it took to get us there. 

If you pick love over money nothing is wrong with that just prove to those people that are bringing you down that without that profession there wouldn’t be _________. If you pick money don’t forget how you became successful. Everyone struggled at some point. At the end of the day if you’re happy in whatever you do you’ll be successful anyway. Look around now anything and everything can make you money. Just some professions take a little longer to see it. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Stay Focus

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A lot has been going on and staying focus is the key. This year I’m turning 25!!! A quarter of a century and for years I kept telling myself this is the time things will starting falling into place. Recently I was offered a position I couldn’t say no to. If you know where you want to go, you shouldn’t let nothing hold you back. I mean nothing!

I’ve been unhappy at my current job for a while that’s why I decided to venture off and start my consulting business. I’ve also been applying to different jobs too. I applied for one position at a particular location and was offered the Manager in Training position! Ahhhhhhh so exciting!!!! If you don’t know what the manager in training is it’s a position that will train you to work towards running your own store for a specific company. What is my dream job? Owning my own store and what job is better than this. I’ll get the tools I need to go towards my dream. If you continue to focus on where you want to go and think of ways to get there, you will get everything you want. Just don’t give up.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Dress for the job you want, not for what you have.

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Most of us know the saying “Dress for the job you want, not for what you have” either when going on a job interview or if you’re currently employed and is interested in a higher position. If you consider yourself as a leader you are eyeing to take your boss’s job. If you think something is wrong with that then you might be comfortable in your situation now. Nothing is wrong with that either some people are just comfortable getting the orders verses giving them. Unless you are sitting comfortably with my $100K or more people are usually thinking about changing jobs or moving up a ladder.

For people in their teens to early adults job hopping is normal. You’re getting experience and seeing what you like. When you’re in college you are taking different elective classes to make sure the major you choose or haven’t chose yet is right for you. While you are getting those experiences you should also be aware of your surroundings like management to see if you can see yourself in their shoes permanently. Once you’re in a position for about six months to a year and your manager is seeing great progress don’t be afraid to ask about growing opportunities in the company. Just like that song by Drake “started from the bottom now we’re here.” Everyone started from some where.

If you’re seeking a management role in your current company, mirror off the qualities of your boss but change up something. If you are exactly like all the other managers in the company then your manager’s boss wouldn’t see a need replace the manager at your job now. Make an effort because companies are growing in new cities, states, and countries and you could be apart of the growth. If you want that job you have change your current behaviors.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee