Thurman Robinson

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Career: MY ULTIMATE GOAL IN LIFE

Posted by Thurman Robinson on August 25, 2010 at 10:09 AM

In the last few days I have been asked the question, what is your ultimate goal in life, what is it you really want to do in life with all your different areas of experience? My response:

     My ultimate goal in life is to become a chief executive officer or chief officer on the executive level. I’ve completed a lot of research on high level executives and members of management’ skill sets, education background and work experience via the internet and by networking. I came up with my skills, work experiences and future goals below needed to successfully perform at that level:
          -leadership

          -management (operations)

          -administration

          -people/personnel/recruitment

          -marketing

          -communications

          -sales

          -budgeting and finances
          -philanthropy

          -law

     Above is what I need to reach my ULTIMATE GOAL IN LIFE. I have entry level experience in everything above through work, conferences or internships excluding law. I will pursue a Juris Doctor for that skill. When I pursue a MBA-Marketing /JD degree, I will receive an advance level of education and work experience that will prepare me to function and perform lucratively at an executive level.

 

 

I then was asked, have you thought about entrepreneurship?

 

     I responded, yes, social entrepreneurship. Last year I started working on an event management and planning philanthropic company where I was the founder and CEO. The skill sets that I need to manage a profitable company are listed above in bullets.The company was geared towards social entrepreneurship, providing a mission that supports social improvement. I was given advice from my entrepreneur mentors.  The advice was, “Its better to go out, get work experience and make and build relationships; network. When its time for you to start your own business, you can make those deals by a phone call or shake of a hand. Networking is not about what you know, but who you know and ULTIMATLY who knows you!” I plan to put in 10 – 20 years of work before I go into entrepreneurship.

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2 Comments

Reply Dequan
1:34 PM on October 20, 2010 
Great page; continue to excel and soar to your highest depths.
Reply Dequan
1:35 PM on October 20, 2010 
Great page; continue to excel and soar to your highest depths.