Becoming a Better Student
I remember when I turned 20 like it was yesterday. With a statement like that, you might think I’m at least a decade older, but nope, I’m still 20 years old. The reason I mention this is because I was scared to leave my teens. Everything that was on my resume was a direct result of my experiences in my teens.
One of my goals was to open my own business before 21. So when the opportunity arose, I had to go for it. After all, some opportunities only appear once. After a month of talking and planning, I was ready to do it. I gathered all my resources and contacted all the people I could and finally did it. I struck a deal with a great leasing agent, booked my insurance, and was set to open the weekend of Valentine’s Day weekend.
More is Less
So, with school, two on-campus jobs, and a running business, you might wonder how I’m managing all of this? I’m starting to believe that more is less.
Running a business has added more structure to my life. I wont tell you that the process of doing all of this was easy, but it was definitely worth it. I am constantly thinking of things to do, and how I can make my business the best I can. With these things on my mind, I try to finish my school work as fast and efficiently as possible. My business has helped me accomplish the same amount of work in a substantially less time, and just as effectively. Ultimately, I have become more focused and disciplined due to the pressure and desire to succeed and balance my job and schoolwork. These are just the indirect benefits of starting my own business. For some it might be different, but for me, I have definitely become better at managing my time.