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Want to be the Director of Wine Studies at a College?

Sometimes I see a job and say, “Wow, what would I need to do to qualify for a job like that?” My son went to Cornell and took a wine tasting class in his senior year. The professor’s preparation must be fun! The point is…how can I decide what I want and go after it.

The choices I made in my career often centered on the needs of my family. I worked part time for many years by my own choice. As I negotiated a new position (5 positions over 20 years), I requested a part time schedule. I told my employer that I was a bargain (my brain and creativity full time for part time pay.) At my suggestion, my new boss and I agreed that we would try it for 2 months. At a designated date, we would sit down and discuss how it was going. Not one boss changed the arrangement.

Tip for today: Follow your dreams. Figure out what would really make you happy, then do it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Don’t let negative thoughts deter you. So many people told me I couldn’t blah, blah, blah. I ignored them.

When I talk to people, they often say, “I don’t know what to do” or I’m so uncomfortable talking to strangers”. Believe me, I understand. When I go to a networking event, I set a goal of meeting 3-5 new people. When I have done that, I am free to leave. Sometimes I stay, sometimes I go.

Having FUN – Interesting, Free or Inexpensive Things To Do
Visit Rochester’s 100+ Year Old Public Market
Support our local farmers and work for sustainability by buying from at the Market. See our own for a what you’ll find there.

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  • Dan Hebert
    May 3, 2009

    Was at the Imagine RIT festival yesterday and found myself stuck in a line for two hours with my grandson and a family from Penfield behind me who also decided that the time spent in line was worth it. I came out of myself and introduced myself to the lady behind me and and her family. Lo and behold I was caught networking by Mr. LinkedIn himself Greg Taylor. The hotdog was not worth the wait, not disappointing my grandson was. Great day all around. Thanks for the site. Dan

  • Deborah
    May 3, 2009

    I missed all the fun at RIT yesterday, glad you enjoyed and met sir links alot. Best regards, Deb

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