What do these statements have in common? “I quit my dream job without any new prospects.” “I went back to graduate school.” “I started working on my passion project.” If you guessed “things we daydream about on our Monday morning commutes” think again. These are the real-life stories that our panelists told during the BMA YP’s ‘How-To Happy Hour’ event last week, which focused on life-changing decisions that altered the course of the careers of our bold group of marketers, and advice they had for the next generation.
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Our guest speakers included men and women from the Twin Cities who are working on challenging and exciting opportunities that required sacrifice, skill, and grit just to get off the ground. People like Heather Ann Koehn, who embarked on a 30 city tour of the US for her passion project, Project Light It Up, or Kayla Hollatz, who, at just 24 years old, started contracting independently full-time as a copywriter and social media strategist. With so many talented people in the room, it wasn’t difficult to come away with a few thought-provoking ideas for how we could all make our own bold moves, conquer fear, and be the drivers our own careers.
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