By Jackie Hott
Faculty member at American Public University
Doctor, lawyer, farmer, actress, athlete, business woman, mom, or teacher--which one did you want to be when you grew up? When we are young we think about the future, but you are never too old to have goals.
By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University
Daily progress is more important than a week of flurried activity when it comes to developing personal skills. True growth is the slow and plodding progress toward success. Successful people are those who dedicate themselves to a cause and painstakingly move toward a higher goal.
Many people look for easy, quick success and give up before achieving lasting results. Those who are in the continual pursuit of the quick and easy road to success will find themselves repeatedly disappointed. Studies have shown that high expectations for academic achievements, career goals or athletic purposes can help people achieve more without causing burnout.
By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services
When pursuing your career aspirations, you will undoubtedly encounter people that do not see your vision or believe you can obtain it. Do not allow their fear and doubt to transfer to you. The ability to overcome objection is just one of the many tools you need to have at the ready in your career tool box.
By Jean D. Francis, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, School of Business at American Public University
I met my first mentor at an early age: Mom. She was an exceptional mentor and strong role model. The example she set and the experiences she shared prepared me at an early age to develop the knowledge and skills in pursuit of my career path.
Early in my career, I sought a mentor to help maximize my full professional potential and create a clear career trajectory. Seeking a mentor was one of the best decisions that I had made.
Finding a mentor is a great way to take the next step in your career. Mentoring is a valuable developmental activity that is finding someone who has experience, is willing to share knowledge, and is eager to provide advice to help you reach your goals.