April 24, 2015
Originally posted on Levo League, tips from successful women across the business world, all tips that can be well applied to commercial real estate.
Jumping off from one question:
“What do you wish you would have known as a young professional woman just starting out in her career?”
I have found that this little answer always give me something that I can apply immediately to my own career and life. Here are the top five things that successful businesswomen wish they would have known before starting out in their careers:
1) Don’t Do What You Should Do, Instead Do What You Want To Do
“I wish that I had always done what I wanted to do instead of what I felt like I should do. It’s so easy to just go along that path with what you should do. You can save yourself so much time and trouble if you just start with what you want to do.”
-Advice from Kimberly Palmer, Author of Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back and a personal finance columnist at US News & World Report.
2) It’s OK To Change Your Career Direction
“I wish I would have known that the career I started in didn’t necessarily have to be the career I stopped with. I was really stressed when I started out because I picked this plan and I didn’t really like it as much as I thought I would. I didn’t really know that I could be flexible. I wish I would have known that I could have left that path earlier and gone on and done something else. There is freedom in your career and you don’t have to stick with one career. “
-Advice from Chachanna Simpson, Small Business and Life Coach at Your Stellar Star.