As a girl, I often asked myself " What do I want to become when I grow up?” When you are a child, your imagination runs wild. You think you can become anything. Then you go through a stage of doubt. That is not where you want to stay.
I am a firm believer that I can become the woman of my dreams. That woman is one of the top influencers. That woman is a power player. If my first job opportunity was working for a big corporation, I would have never set myself up to become this extraordinary woman.
People know my name because of the great accomplishments and the effective team work environment I learned at high-growth companies. What are high-growth companies?
They are the startups and small to medium business right under your nose. High-growth companies are job creators, they propel our economy forward. They are the top influencers because growth companies have the action.
Give those unpaid internships at growth companies a try - I promise you’ll learn invaluable information. Take that part-time job e-business - there’s a good chance you’ll learn something that will help you become a business model within the next 5 to 10 years. Success will not come on a silver platter. It will not look like success.
True success comes with struggle and trying to figure out if you are going to go straight for the money at a large corporation and lose your soul or follow your passion to run the next great start-up. The leaders of tomorrow take big risk and start from scratch. They do it because they know it’s just the beginning and life runs on seasons - you have good and bad seasons in waves. When you are going through a bad season, take it with stride - it’s just a season.
I going to government contacting within the next year and a half. I am already claiming it, but I could never imagine myself headed that way as a young professional with obtaining the right experience a high-growth companies. In the government industry past performance means everything. When they look at you on paper, you want to prove that you are a true power player no matter your age or background. This is how you get your first contract. It doesn’t matter if you start as a subcontractor - you’ll win prime contracts down the line when you show you bring your A-game, your best for any project. Solve problems. Think big. Talk small.
I love working for high-growth companies because they teach me how I want my first few business to look like - hire the best and build a great work environment will ultimately propel your business to success.
It is not all about the money. I would take a great work culture over a high paying job opportunity because it’s important to feel good about the work you do and take pride in the work you do. People know Briana Booker not because she has every ideal job skill. It’s because she’s persistent. She works hard and her referrals from earlier and current employers prove that hiring good people adds values in ways that hiring the best on paper cannot buy.
Understand who you work with and what they want to carry out - I promise you it will be worthwhile for both you and the company. This is how you produce the best solutions - you have support work motivation .
The dream is grand and it is okay to hold fast to grand dreams. Learn more on Fromgirltogirl, let me help you propel your career.
I am Briana Booker, the Founder of www.fromgirltogirl.com , a lifestyle enrichment Magazine and Public Relations company all about female empowerment and entrepreneurship promotion. I do Professional writing for non-profits, government and the private sector. For each sector, I provide the following services: Social media management. Guerrilla marketing. Event planning. Grant Writing. Proposal Writing. Press Release Writing. Copy Writing. Research and Analysis. Editing. Blogging. Lobbying. If I lack a skill I am a quick learner.