Congrats to the class of 2020: There is still more to learn!

Have you recently graduated this spring? From high school or college? Even with your master’s degree, as I have done?

I have to say that there is much to consider about the high school and college graduating classes from this spring. There is so much they have faced over the past year, especially with the way that everything has changed so suddenly. I experienced it myself!

With everything that you have learned so far from this experience, there is more to see of yourself. You have learned so much about what you are capable of doing for yourself! So much about responsibility and strength.

Our entire lives have flipped from traditional to digital education in the blink of an eye. While we have been focused on electronic devices for many years now, there is much more to expect with this being the center of work-from-home and learn-from-home lives in the future. All I can say is “Good luck to all of you starting in such a difficult job market.”

It’s as though you are almost forced into the gig economy. Starting your careers as independent contractors, freelancers, and small businesses. And trust me, it is not something that you have the ability to jump into with a quality salary off the bat. It takes a lot of work to make it up to that “six-figure income” that so many programs market to freelancers.

Now, we are entering a near-Great-Depression situation as the past few months have hit a complete downward spike. But, there are many benefits that you may be able to see on top of this challenge. Are you already a parent? You can work from home and still be there for the kids. But, these poor kids are starting from square one.

I can say there is something for entering the gig economy as a part of making your own job choices. I’ve done it for years. There are several options to build your own business, whether it is a match to your college degree or not!

Let’s think it over a little more and we will continue talking about it later this week!

 

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