The month of May is upon us, and with it, twenty-somethings everywhere are walking across the stage being handed a diploma and a ticket to the “real world”. That moment was only a few years ago for yours truly, and I remember vividly not having a clue what was supposed to happen next.
I didn’t know what I wanted to do, where I would end up, or how I would get there. And I wasn’t alone. My friends and peers walked across that stage with the same nervousness, the same excitement, and quite frankly, the same fear.
Enter the class of 2011. For all of you who are saying so long to college and saying hello to the “real world”, let me be among the first to welcome you to the party.
The real world isn’t easy, in fact, sometimes it’s hard and scary as hell. The good news? Anything you want to do can be done. Any dream you have can become a reality.
This entire week at Life Without Pants is dedicated to you. New grads. Men and women looking for your first full-time gig. Each day this week I’ll have a new (video) post with a little nugget of wisdom especially for you.
In today’s video, I talk about why tomorrow isn’t forever – and that what you’ll be doing in a couple years will probably be nothing like what you’re doing today. A lot can and will happen very quickly, if you make it happen. So don’t stress about finding a job you can commit to forever.
Stay tuned tomorrow for thoughts on “Shattering the (Corporate) Ladder” and be sure to come by Friday for the special release of my (free) “Welcome to the Real World” ebook!
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