Join Kennesaw State's E.C. Angels For An Evening Filled With Opportunity, Creativity And Vulnerability

Join Kennesaw State's E.C. Angels For An Evening Filled With Opportunity, Creativity And Vulnerability

If you choose to write for Odyssey, you are engaging in the entrepreneurial mindset, 100 percent guaranteed.
148
views


Most people believe that in order to be an entrepreneur, you must have a full-fledged plan put together, complete with your entire business model. You know, pie charts and all of that nonsense. Let me just say that none of us start out that way.

You’ve got to start somewhere, and for the E.C. Angels, a group of like-minded, entrepreneurial women on Kennesaw State University’s campus, it all began with a networking dinner this past fall. It led to a series of monthly meetings where we found ourselves creating intentional circles and having meaningful conversations, a lot of the times crying in the process.

I was fortunate enough to be a part of this incredible group, and I was further reminded of how far we had come at our last meeting this past Saturday. Not just as a group, but as individuals. We were past the whole “How do I find the confidence in myself to do this?” and moved on to “So how do you plan on getting five more clients for your business?” The types of questions we were asking each other were completely different; the perfect representation of how the entrepreneurial mindset has truly changed our lives.

Now I know you are wondering where Odyssey fits into all of this. As a content creator, you are given complete freedom in choosing what YOU want to write about. When you go through your college classes, you are told exactly what you must write. This is very similar to being an entrepreneur because you are choosing your path instead of listening to all of the people in your life who are telling you to follow in their footsteps.

Writing Odyssey articles enables you to create opportunity for yourself. You never know who is going to see your writing, and while this may seem scary at first, it can sometimes be the difference between you landing your dream job instead of settling for mediocrity.

I cannot even begin to describe the opportunity that Odyssey has brought into my life. Ever since becoming Editor in Chief last year, to now serving as President on Odyssey’s leadership council, I have learned so much not only about myself, but about my creators. Managing a team of 30+ girls is not easy, but my God, is it worth it.

If you’re ready to share your story, whatever it may be, we would love to hear it. I am happy to announce that Kennesaw State’s Odyssey team will be partnering with E.C. Angels this Tuesday, March 27th, to bring you an evening filled with vulnerability and absolute honesty.

Stop by and fill out a Post-It note as part of our interactive “Who Am I” mural. All majors are welcome!

CLICK HERE to RSVP for the event.

If you show up to the event because of this article, please mention it to me in person and I will give you the biggest hug ever.

Cover Image Credit: Joanna Trejo

Popular Right Now

11 Things Only People With Texting Anxiety Will Understand

Did I respond too quickly? Ugh, auto-correct! Why is he taking so long to respond?
19761
views

Some lucky humans were blessed with the social confidence that others can only dream of. These divine individuals can text anyone--their crush, friend, boss, ex, you name it--without feeling nervous. How do these demigods face those three evil dots which signal an incoming response with such blatant disinterest? It's as if they know the response will be in their favor! Either that or they are so utterly courageous that even the possibility of rejection fails to strike fear into their hearts. Whatever magic these bold humans use, not everyone is as lucky. Here are some things that those without texting anxiety just won't understand:

1. Over analyzing punctuation and phrasing.

Via College Humor

I hear Ye Old Cafe has an awesome lunch menu!

2. Predicting a rejection and assuming the worst.

Via College Humor

Great, he hates me! He thinks I'm a total weirdo and is probably mocking my very existence right now.

3. Auto-correct embarrassment.

Via College Humor

Don't seem too eager... PLEASE LOVE ME! Dang, I think that was too eager...

4. Those three little dots of dread.



Via Jerk Magazine

Wow, your response time is impeccable... NOT! Just say what you need to say!

5. Assuming the worst when someone doesn't respond.

Via Tastefully Offensive

She has probably been attacked by zombies...and I was too slow to save her. Oh god! What if she's still being attacked? What do I do?

6. Feeling like a bother when you text first.

Via Pinterest

Hey! Oh dang, I'm probably annoying her...I take it back!

7. Trying to decipher the exact meaning of excess letters.


Via Confessions

"Funnyyy!" OK, three y's, that means he thinks I'm actually funny? No, he's definitely mocking me.

8. Deciding on a context appropriate emoji.

Via DailyMail

OK, to use the eggplant emoji or to not use the eggplant emoji...

9. Immediately regretting a text and wishing there was a way to undo it.

Via Pinterest

"LOL, you're sooooooo funny :)" OH GOD NO, that sounded way too eager! ABORT MISSION!

10. Wondering what you did wrong when someone is online but ignores your text.

Via Diaries of a Blonde

Great, that status was probably about me...she could at least say it to my face!

11. The fear of misinterpreting a text.

Via Life Hack

He didn't use a smiley face...that means he's mad at me! Or is he just busy? Or maybe he just didn't see it...should I send it again?

Cover Image Credit: Corri Smith

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Self-Employed Entrepreneurs Deserve Your Respect, I Learned That From My Father

The "do it yourself" mindset is something I have always looked up to.

210
views

I respect those who have a vision for their life that does not necessarily fit the cookie cutter idea of a 9-5 job. Their vision does not fit just one job title, taking on so many roles in their life. They care so much about their career that they take matters into their own hands and do it themselves.

This "do it yourself" mindset is something I totally respect and look up to. When a vision is so widespread it cannot be contained in a 9-5 job. Whether it be a side hustle, a self-made business, or an idea you are trying to expand. Wanting to branch out and start your own work environment is outstanding.

For an entrepreneur, it's not all about the money. If it was, they would have probably chosen a more "stable" job. Instead, they perceiver through various obstacles that fulfill their dreams. The self-made business is way more than the money you can make, it's about what someone can do with the money; expand their brand, or support themselves and their loved ones. It's rare in today's world to find someone who genuinely just loves their job and is not just focused on the paycheck. Entrepreneurs enjoy their work.

But most importantly, they love what their work is, what it stands for, and how it affects and impacts others. Their work can leave an impact which is essentially the whole reason why they work so hard. It's the sense of accomplishment after finishing a difficult yet fulfilling project. Those who are self-employed work long, fluctuating hours in order to see their vision come to life. They do what it takes to accomplish their goals; struggle through financial obstacles, slow periods, and self-doubt.

My personal experience with this subject is very close to my heart. My father has worked for himself, being a contractor for 10 years. I never understood the extent of his hard work until recently. I see his hard work displayed through his enthusiasm to begin a new project. The "before" and "after" pictures are absolutely astonishing. My father built his own business remodeling houses along with various other jobs for others.

Seeing my father take on a new project is so inspiring. He will be so excited, talking about the vision he has for this old, dated kitchen remodel he's doing. He will totally transform this kitchen into a modern, clean-looking space. Just this total transformation is amazing to me. The blood, sweat, and tears he puts into every project are unremarkable. But, it's not the only thing I respect about him; it's about why he chose to work for himself in the first place.

My father is the type of person to have goals, visions, and inspirations. He does not just settle for the status quo. He is constantly finding new design ideas and implementing them in his projects. The best part for him? Seeing the look on his client's face when he reveals his work. He has such pride in his work. He had such a vision that he took a risk to start his own business, not knowing how it would all pan out.

Luckily for his hard work ethic and extreme talent, I've watched as my father grew his brand into something so successful. This never came without some hard times along the way. To me, that's what it's all about when you first decide to be a self-employed entrepreneur. The amount of respect I have for people who decide to take this risk and spark their dream into reality is unspeakable.

If you have a dream, it is definitely possible to achieve. I've watched my father grow his talent from the ground up in order to make a living. Take your passions, dreams, and goals and run with them. If you have a vision and want to make a difference, you should go after it and build off of it. Being original, working hard, and making a difference is most definitely respected.

Related Content

Facebook Comments