I have been lucky. Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work with people that came from ordinary backgrounds and did well. Along the way, I’ve had some very good conversations with some very smart people. I’d like to share two conversations and then summarize my point.
The first is a conversation that happened between a group of nurses about the movie, Social Network. Short version is that the nurses did not like the movie. Back-stabbing, deceit, business before friendship. All in the name of business success. Now, if you think about it, this makes sense. Nurses are generally caring, humanistic type people that want to make people feel better and work for a higher cause. It wouldn’t surprise me if they had failed at a business because they don’t have the stomach for it.
The second conversation was a private conversation that I had with a new college grad. I asked what they were gonna do with their degree and they said, “Start a business. Nobody’s gonna get rich off my brain.” They have started a business. They are very successful.
So, who do you relate to? The Nurse or the new grad? What did you think of the Social Network? Do you struggle with work/life balance? Is what you want, what you get? Do you ever know what you should do, but don’t, or do something else? Do you want to get over it? Contact me