What do you do when faced with earth-shattering, soul-shaking, life-altering quarter life crisis?
You start a business.
The summer after graduation, I moved back home, did some serious soul searching and came up with an idea. Applying for jobs is like, insufferable and it’s even worse when you hate your job. Unfortunately for us, meaning us 20-somethings, there is a lot of this type of thing going on. You have to take a job because you need the money, or you ended up majoring in something you weren’t too passionate about from the get go because your parents thought it would land you a big money position, only to find out you’d rather shake coins on the street than work another day at your position.
This is the point of Outflow
A mentor-mentee website. The point for me was to try and create something where people, all walks of people, whether your in high-school, college, entry level or even retired to get connected. You can give someone in high school advice on college, or help out a post-grad figure out how to make a good first impression during an interview. If you’re looking to make a change in your career, or get a promotion or whatever it may be, it’s always easier to make that change if you have someone to guide you.
Now before you roll your eyes and think, hey, I don’t know anyone, I have no connections and I have no time to help others.
- Firstly, don’t be lazy. It takes 2 minutes to write a sentence, a word of encouragement to someone else
- Secondly, don’t underestimate yourself or downplay your experiences. Have you been to college? Been on an interview? Fired? Unemployed? yea these are all things that everyone will go through at one point and that you can help someone through.
- And lastly, have you ever heard of karma? Yea, don’t be a douche, help someone out and you’d be surprised at what begins to happen in your life.
P.S. In case you haven’t noticed any of the links I’ve been dropping to the site- Here you go