What’s your dream job? Being a chef? Teaching Karate? Consulting people and traveling? Whatever it is you probably aren’t going to get that as your first job. But your Fifth job could very well be your dream job. Plan accordingly.
School is trying to prepare you to be a Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, or Engineer. If you want to become any of these professionals, study hard, get good grades and you most likely we achieve that. All four of these are professions that have an outcome at the end, a proven track record, a safe long-term option.
But don’t follow someone else’s dream. You don’t have to become something you don’t want to. Most kids at one point follow someone else’s dream. I wanted to be an accountant. I wanted to make lots of money. I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. Why wouldn’t I? He was happy, he seemed to have enough toys, and he provided very well for my family.
I hated accounting. I was a terrible accountant. My Mom was the only one who told me early on I wasn’t going to enjoy it. She was right. I quit two years into my Co-op job telling my boss that they could find a better accountant than me.
I wanted a different life. I wanted to do something I could be proud of. I realized early on after University I probably wouldn’t do well working for someone, I hate authority. But I love being part of a high functioning team.
We’ve been very lucky with how Strategy Lab has grown and been able to provide a launch pad for many creative individuals in and around Regina. There were a few of us at the start but now a lot more who weekly try not to settle. To strive to do better and better by the people we work with. It’s nice to remind ourselves of the beginning when we decided we weren’t going to settle anymore.
Dream big, you can do it, we believe in you.