Rebecca Jarvis, Journalist. She is the Chief Business, Technology, and Economics Correspondent for ABC News, the Host, Creator, and Managing Editor of Real Biz and of the podcast No Limits.
"I’m a huge advocate for finding a side-door; studying something that interests you, becoming an expert in it. Why should someone hire you? Specifically because you’ve got that unique expertise. Once you make it into that first job, throw you hand up and offer to help in any way possible, especially when the topic you know better than anyone else in the newsroom becomes headline news.”
"I’m not a rigid person and have always been flexible with my time, which makes me susceptible to saying ‘yes’ when my answer should absolutely be ’no.’ While I’ll always be a work in progress, I’ve found two things that are useful in making this happen. First, thinking through what’s truly important to me. It sounds simple, but it really does help define the ‘yeses' and the ‘nos.’ Second, in addition to all the have-tos and the necessities, I block everything extracurricular on my calendar – exercising, reading, watching Netflix. Again, this feels a little weird since I’m not that rigid, but I find that setting time aside for things is one way to make sure they actually happen and I am still open to anything that comes along. I might drop everything to do it.”
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