Two big events going on for today. First a meeting at a local high school to see if my college readiness seminar can be launched in their school, as well. I already have a school scheduled and I am looking at expanding the reach of this seminar as I think it can help so many of our high school students in and around Staten Island to hear what I have to say about managing their application essay, being ready for college and beyond. I will be sharing more about this as I launch these seminars...
Also, as an entrepreneur there is nothing more exhilarating than representing your own company at an event. And yes, I will be doing that tonight for the first time with The Next Step. I have been focused on creating this company for the past 10+ years and have just now launched it in a way that gels with social media, technology and my strengths and skills. I say many times if you had told me a year ago that I would have a YouTube channel, Instagram Account and a personalized blog, I would have told you that you were crazy.
Despite that feeling of being in over my head with my head-shot everywhere and branding this company to me and my face, there is the excitement of creating something that is really mine – as a legacy or just as a way to promote the fact that I have this unique background of corporate America and education industry of being a professor since 2003 that comes together and allows me to write content that shares lessons and more – and really proves that learning every day can help you in your career and your life.
This college readiness seminar has been a dream of mine for the past few years – this is not something I just came up with and ran with over the last few weeks although in part it does feel that way with how quickly everything fell into place and came together.
I will share more on the event going on tonight with pictures and more for Friday’s blog post – it is an exciting time for this entrepreneur to step out and represent The Next Step at this event and even more exciting to launch my College Readiness Seminars in early February.
What do you think about being an entrepreneur? I made this quick video about the college readiness, social media, stereotypes of Staten Island and of course how being entrepreneurial can be a great career choice for you, too! Happy Hunting!
Lisa Vento Nielsen