“Don’t #$% this up. It’s the rest of your life.”
That’s the advice and strategy I received before I headed into a local community college in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to take my ACT.
The beginning of the year, in fact, the entire first quarter is my favorite time of year. We’re making plans, building out vision and focusing on how we’ll execute on the strategy.
I find this time of year to be invigorating but also overwhelming. The beginning months of the fiscal year means the possibilities are endless. The sky is the limit and I’m always tempted to try and make it bigger this year than last year.
And by February, I’m swimming in the busyness of all of that. Why?
Because no matter what, if you’re not hyper focused on a couple of big initiatives, you’ll get swept away by all the other busy work.
Graduation: one of the best days of a college student’s life.
And it could be the scariest.
You’re all done with school, so what happens next?
In this episode of Think Tank of Three, we’re giving advice for upcoming graduates.
If you’re soon to finish school or know someone who, this podcast will be very helpful.
Sometimes, stress hits us like a sucker punch to the gut.
It might be a panic-inducing, sudden onslaught of feelings.
Or maybe a rub-your-temples and remember to breathe type moment.
Maybe it’s just a hide-in-bed-under-the-covers and disappear from the world, kind-of-day. (“Just”… As if it’s some small thing to feel like hiding from reality.)
Some stressors affect us every single day. Most likely roll off our shoulders without slowing our stride, but some days, life hits us more than others.
Whatever the cause, when stress hits hard it can leave you feeling like you’re suffering from an emotional hangover.
And for all of us bad-ass, boss babe, rockstars, we can’t afford to have stress from our personal lives interfering with work. Yet, even bad-ass, boss babe, rockstars — are human, too.