"Let's do it" with Warren Buffett | Levo LeagueWednesday, May 08, 2013
Yesterday Levo League, a community dedicated to helping gen y women build connections to elevate their careers, had the wonderful opportunity to host Office Hours with THE Warren Buffett and oh did he have lots to share. Known as the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren is also renowned in helping women excel in the workforce. His dedication has taken strides through his social media presence and now his mentorship profile on Levo League (how exciting!).
Warren offered insights to succeed professionally and personally. The main message he conveyed was that every person (man or woman) should be able to live up to their potential and never give up on the job that they are truly passionate about. When one is trying to climb the professional ladder, Warren suggested the thought of trying to have the job that you would have, if you were independently rich. In other words, don't be afraid to go out there and apply for those so called dream jobs you want (and are qualified for), but be sure you work for someone you admire and will learn from. As an individual you need to make it clear that you're worth spending time with, whether that is an interview, networking or already working. This brings me into the topic of women and the ability to speak up. I know I am one of them and can attest to being 'shy' with unknown surroundings. At times, I tend to not express my ideas when I clearly know I should be and can. With more male employers and mentors such as Warren, I have learned a great deal about truly leaning it and aspiring to learn everything I can to achieve my goals.
Another great insight, Warren shared was on a more personal level. He simply stated that you should hangout around people who are better than you are, in the sense of mentors and peers. However also want to be the person that if you were to pick a best friend you'd have the same qualities. This is so true and I try to surround myself with individuals who are like minded, will challenge me and inspire myself to go above and beyond.
It was surreal that Warren was answering real people's questions, sharing real stories, true emotions and was connected. With the power of technology, his voice was heard and accessible worldwide.
"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs." - Farrah Gray