Business School Reflections
2 years is a long time and yet relatively a short amount of time. At this time 2 years ago, I was preparing to move from Los Angeles to North Carolina for another go at life as an academic.
2 years is a long time and yet relatively a short amount of time. At this time 2 years ago, I was preparing to move from Los Angeles to North Carolina for another go at life as an academic. My decision to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School was rooted in my love for sports and my desire to build the foundations of my next entrepreneurial venture. I wanted to have a school I could root for years from now (I love Brown, but it’s athletic program leaves a lot to be desired). So on July 30th, one day after my 28th birthday, I packed my stuff into my 2008 Ford Fusion and hit the road with my two best friends on a 36 hour drive from Los Angeles to Chapel Hill.
These are lessons learned from my experience along with some pictures.
Lesson 1: You can’t do it all and you can’t please everyone. Have a plan for what you want to get involved in and stick to it.
Lesson 2: Be kind to people. A smile and a hello go a long way when it becomes habitual.
Lesson 3: It’s okay not to be the best. Growth is more important.
Lesson 4: Don’t waste time worrying about what people say behind your back. Worry about what people are bold enough to say in your face.
Lesson 5: Trust the process. Don’t get distracted by what others around you are doing. Stick to your game plan and believe in yourself.
Lesson 6: Build a team where everyone feels valued. Build a team where winning is not the goal rather the goal is to be the best version of a team possible.
Lesson 7: Be grateful for the tough times and be humble during the good times.