When formal education comes to an end and careers begin to develop, a new type of learning takes place. There are some lessons that can only be realized in the competitive professional world. As we discuss these insights around The Austin Focus office, we’ve identified a few of the most valuable. Here are a few points accomplished leaders believe are worth knowing:
• Build Relationships: According to CEO and founder of Coolhaus, Natasha Case, “Your beginning work experiences are not only about the skills you will learn, the projects you will become a part of, but are very much about the foundation of your community and professional relationships…People do business for people, so it’s important to remember that with your most important partners in business and because you never know when you’ll encounter them again!”
• Create Opportunities: Self-driven advancement is a part of The Austin Focus life. It’s part of Mike McEwan’s ethos as well. The Jane.com CEO says, “I realized that it’s necessary to be assertive. You have to start perceiving your happiness and satisfaction in your job as your own entrepreneurial endeavor. Being your own boss doesn’t just mean running your own company. It means taking control of what happens to you at work.”
This type of learning doesn’t take place in school.