Recent College Graduate Expert’s Tip of the Month – July

Work is not a four-letter word

By Nancy Barry
Speaker and Author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know

Don’t get so busy you forget to have fun. You’re going to spend a lot of time at work, so make the most of it. Take your job seriously, but have fun while you’re doing it. The one thing that I know I’m going to do every single day of my life is have fun.

Think about your best days. You know, the days where you are on top of the world and loving life. What happened? My best days are when I’m making a presentation and I have an impact on the audience. Or the days when a recent college graduate calls or e-mails to tell me that something I said changed his or her life. Those are my best days. What are yours? When you have one of your best days, figure out what happened, and do more of it. Try to make every day a great day.

Take good care of yourself. It will help you avoid burnout. Cherish your friends, love your family, and enjoy your hobbies. Your career is one part of your life, but it’s not the only way to define your success. Life is short, so enjoy the journey. Cherish every precious moment.

~ Nancy Barry, Recent College Graduate Expert, Campus Calm

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