I was extremely impressed by the video we watched in our class this week featuring Stan Christensen. Much of my mental energy has been expended on trying to find out what I'm going to do for my career. This proposition is especially daunting with my impending graduation on Wednesday. Stan reassured me, many don't stay with their first job out of school. He also taught that the whole idea of a 30 year career is one that is largely changing. It is becoming more common for people to work for multiple companies or try many ventures through their working life. One of my biggest fears int he working world is getting stuck in a rut, being settled, especially in one where I am unhappy with the career I'm involved in. So, hearing that multiple ventures is a refreshing idea to me.
One of the other most comforting things, preparing me to step into the next chapter of my life is Christensen's counsel to not try and guess what future employers want from you. Find the areas in which you're passionate about and along the way you'll find like minded people and find a place where you fit in. There is so much pressure to find a job where we get paid a nice salary, or ones that our in-laws will be impressed with. I'd much rather be bombarded with comments like, "I can't believe you get paid to do that." or "You're so lucky to be doing something you love." These would mean I'm following a path that will allow me to remain happy in my work life.
My name is Brian and I have a voice and something valuable to say. I'm on a quest to discover myself and the world around me. Join me and together we can do good in the world.