Views From Above

I always wanted to be a manager. My career started fresh out of graduate school as an editorial assistant. That was the beginning of my climb up the ladder. I worked my way up this ladder one crazy rung at a time, eventually landing on my dream job of manager. It wasn’t the easy road that I had imagined and I would like to prepare you for some of the things you may encounter along the way. You will work, A LOT. Not only will the amount of time and effort you put in rise but also will health issues. You will feel like there are not enough hours in the day. The key is time management. You need to be assertive in your ideas and voicing them, and as you progress up the ladder learn to watch your tongue. Eventually, you will hit a point where you have reached your career goals and wonder what is next for you. You will become humble when you reach your goals and want to help others gain success. If only there were a manual that outlined every choice you should make to get to where you want to go. Without one, the three lessened are a good guide. In conclusion, if you did know how your life would unfold, would you change how you went about getting there?

Key Points:

  • 1Being promoted to manager means more work.
  • 2You have to watch what you say at work because, what you say and how you say it, matters.
  • 3Eventually you have to evaluate if you have reached the highest level at the company and may have to move on.


Instead of a steady climb up the ladder, it was more like an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

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