15 Tips Every College Grad Should Know

Graduating from college is a great achievement. I share in the thrill of the completion of an important goal that you worked for and persevered against a plethora of odds that are personal to you.

I hope you get your chance to hear countless words of guidance and inspiration, some worthy and some worthless, to direct you to your path of success. These mileposts are truly precious.

#1 Invest In Yourself Your returns on investment are virtually infinite and long-lasting based on your efforts to develop your personal skills, creativity, and talent.

#2 Hard Skills And Soft Skills Are Important You need both hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are job-specific and relate to your field.

#3 Find Your Passion Be conscious about what you like and don’t like. We naturally gravitate to moving in the direction of what we enjoy doing.

#4 Be Productive At Your Own Speed Like the hare, don’t be careless with your time, whether at work or your free time. A slow but steady pace worked just fine for the tortoise.

#5 Adopt A Healthy Lifestyle Be good to yourself and your body. Eat healthy, exercise daily, see your family and friends, and keep up a positive attitude.

#6 Embrace Lifelong Learning Reading and learning will make you sound interesting to be around. I traveled a lot for my job with salespeople, bankers, and company management

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