We were in Southern California for the kids' spring break a few years back, and I got the call from my sister Karyn that our dad had been taken in for emergency surgery.
When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.
For college students, possessing a realistic expectation of their career at a company is extremely difficult because they have never worked in the corporate world before. Sure, many college students have had internships and part time jobs before, but it is not the same as being in a full-time career.
It was in 2005 when Brad Neurberg launched the first co-working space in San Francisco at Spiral Muse to support community and structure within the freedom of working for yourself. Since then, the concept has exploded on the entrepreneurial culture.
If we have both financial success and personal joy in our lives, we can be unstoppable as entrepreneurs. But the fact is, there are far too many business owners out there who are hugely successful but extremely miserable. I've been there myself.
Who wouldn't want to capture this consumer and talent pool? Quite honestly, you will have no choice unless you want to be on the fast track to going out of business.
By seizing any opportunity you can to work with people in your company in areas that you are interested in; you are essentially laying the groundwork for you to gain more access to this area of your company in the future.
London-based design agency Pearlfisher has a giant ball pit in its office. The company believes that the playful setting is the perfect place to inspire creativity. The mastermind behind the ball pit joins us to discuss how it has inspired employees.