As former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt said to Sheryl Sandberg, “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, get on, don’t ask what seat.”
How do you respond to opportunities? When Sheryl Sandberg was offered the job of Business Unit General Manager at Google in 2001, she wasn’t sure what the position really entailed. The company had 1,000 employees and no business units to manage. She already had a prestigious job as chief of staff to then Treasury Secretary Larry Summers. Nevertheless, she joined the company and later became Google’s vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations. When she left in 2008, she became COO of Facebook. If a chance for growth is presented to you, take the ride. Sometimes we overthink opportunities and then let them slip away. It’s good to weigh your options, but don’t get too cautious or too comfortable. Go where the action is. Step into a newly developing industry and become an expert. Watch the trends and innovate within your current environment. If you see potential, pay attention. Focus on the work and the people versus just the title. If your gut says go for it, get on board first and then see how far you can go.
Until next time, remember-it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.