fbpx
Connect with us

Entrepreneurship

“Interning Taught Me That I Wanted To Be My Own Boss and This is How I Actually Did it at 24-Years-Old”

“Interning Taught Me That I Wanted To Be My Own Boss and This is How I Actually Did it at 24-Years-Old”

We all have that “dream job”. You know the one that you obsess over and orient your entire life around in hopes that one day you will climb your way up the corporate ladder, and finally get the job that is going to define the rest of your life. Well, the reality is that this dream job might not be the success marker you were looking for. Surprisingly, you might fall into something by chance that ends up completely changing your life and perception for the better. 

I wanted to be a sports reporter and I aspired to be just like Erin Andrews. Sports is something that I’ve loved at such a young age and the thought of being on the field after the rush of a good game and having the opportunity to interview athletes just filled me with happiness. It was what fueled me to skillfully major in communication and even went to grad school to help my chances of securing a top-tier job as a sports reporter, and I did it, well actually, I was close. I was fortunate enough to secure two internships at the MLB agency and the NFL agency. 

The thing about going into a field or having a dream job is that the majority of the time there are 10 folds of people gunning for the same dream and that reality hit me like a ton of bricks. Entry-level positions were hard to come by, even if you had the experience. For every entry-level position there were 20 times more people applying for it with a stronger resume than yours. I still powered through with my dream and kept interning and applying, but another thing they don’t teach you is that entry-level pay still isn’t enough to cover the bills. I decided to take on a side hustle as I worked on striving for the perfect job. 

It was here that I had my awakening. For my side hustle, I did what any other 20-something was good at, I started helping people with their social media. From here I just ran with it and the next thing I knew I opened my first social media agency Lone Star Digital Content. After some time of growing my company, I was ready to take on some bigger responsibilities. I dove full force into coaching and consulting, which led to the creation of Madison Tinder LLC in August 2018.

Your College Degree Doesn’t Define Your Career

I’m sure we all have had our high school teachers tell us that what we major in college will define the rest of our lives. I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely not true. You can fall into a random industry just looking for an actual PAYING job and you can like it so much more than what you studied in college. However, I will say my communication degree did teach me about the communication industry and helped me strengthen my writing skills, and taught me how to tell stories that I took and applied to my company and clients. You can always take the skills you learn and transfer them into other industries, there are no skills that can’t be transferable. 

Find Out What Your Good At

Like I said previously, your college degree doesn’t define your career but what does define your business is your niche and what services you have to offer. You may have majored in business or marketing and never took a real liking to it, but had this idea that it was going to offer you the most money once you graduated and worked your way up. I hate to tell you this but this takes years, most people strive for the 9 to 5 job because it offers security, but entrepreneurship offers you freedom. When I figured out what I was good at and how I could profit from it not only did I start my own business, I also found myself flooded with opportunities to live my authentic life. If you know that this standard career model isn’t going to work for you then find what you’re good at and learn how to profit from it. 

When Something Feels Right–Run With It 

I didn’t magically just create my business overnight and I definitely did have a lot of doubt when I was first starting out. Just like any other new thing that you’re starting or even a major change in your life, you will face hardships. The goal here is to listen and to trust your gut. As an Intern trying to make my way up the ladder of success, I had a realization it would take me 10 years to ever reach a CEO position. I knew in my heart and soul that I was meant to be a CEO and leader now in my 20s, not at some point in the future. So when my social media agency took off instead of fighting it, I took what I had and ran with it. 

Also Read: https://disruptmagazine.com/how-this-multi-six-figure-entrepreneur-balances-her-time-as-a-brand-consultant/

Embrace the Hardships 

There is no such thing as a perfect business model and there is no such thing as a stress-free way to run a business. There is, however, a way to grow through hardships and this is so important when starting a business. There will be many ways that you can better manage your time, productivity, and execution of tasks, but in the beginning, it will all be trial and error. You have to embrace the mistakes and the hardships to figure out what is working and what isn’t. If you as a leader don’t take the time to audit yourself and how you run your business, you will never learn how to grow and flourish in all the right ways. 

———————————

Madison Tinder is a 25-year-old marketing strategist who built a 7-figure business in just three years and is passionate about incorporating soul into her community of aspiring entrepreneurs. On top of being a successful business mentor for thousands of clients, she is the founder of Soulful Scrunchies and is the host of the Soulful Social Podcast. You can visit her site here or follow along on Instagram. 

 

 

 

Hannah Nieves is a luxury marketing and brand consultant and agency owner from New York. As the former Director of Marketing for a national home interiors brand, she now teaches entrepreneurs, brands and executives how to create profitable businesses through marketing, branding and PR.

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

Entrepreneurship9 months ago

Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm

In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...

Entrepreneurship10 months ago

5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021

Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...

Politics1 year ago

Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President

We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...

Business1 year ago

John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future

John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...

Finance2 years ago

Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis

It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women

The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....

Marketing2 years ago

How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business

There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24

Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...

Entrepreneurship3 years ago

Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...

Trending

Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.