In order to make it, you have to be really ambitious. Talent without ambition is nothing; you have to drive yourself to make things. And it’s the same thing with creativity: if you have a lot of ambition without creativity, you might not go anywhere.
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
When I was growing up, a lot of people told me that I’d have to spend 10 years in a job I didn’t like to get somewhere. Then I started interviewing entrepreneurs and all of them told me not to wait to start doing what I wanted to do. They were right.
"If you’re not different. You’re the same."
I’ve been learning a lot about marketing and branding recently as I’m creating an app. So much so, that I just changed my iPhone background to Apple’s “Think Different” ad copy. If you’re interested, check out the video where Ken Segall explains the inspiration behind the campaign.
Also, I’ll be tweeting a few of the other awesome marketing articles I read over the last week. Cheers!
Q:Hi, sorry about the insecurity here but am I really ready for banking? I'm 19 but feel 12 when it comes to 'real world' things, and don't feel I'm near competent enough at all
In the beginning, everyone who knows what they are getting into, feels overwhelmed and under prepared. I felt the same way, even after my summer investment banking internship.
The key is faking it until you make it. I know you’re creating your first resume right now. Focus on finding a template online or try copying one of your peer’s formats.
At the end of the day, don’t let common objections slow your progress. Definitely apply for the position and focus on networking. At your age, there is really nothing to lose and everything to learn.