Whether you’re just enamored by the business world, your trying to improve your professional career, or you are ready to start your own business, I hope to help you in any way that I can to improve your career.
Success has many different meanings.
For some people it means achieving a financial goal they deem successful.
For others, success might mean starting their own business and not having to work another corporate job in their life.
And for others, it might mean staying at home or traveling the world, making their living without having to sacrifice actually living to do so.
I still make my living at a corporate job. But here’s the difference:
For some people, a job is just a job. They show up, complete their work, and receive their compensation. There is no ambition to be promoted, to succeed, to improve within their current position, so why bother acting like this position is important to them in any way, shape or form?
I’m good at what I do and enjoy succeeding at each milestone I come across in my corporate job. I want to succeed by finding new challenges everyday in my position and being able to find fulfillment with my coworkers on a job well-done.
And I want to inspire you to find your success story too.
For me, success is an internal force that I strive for with my co-workers. Your success story might be different. It might even be the same! But I plan to give you all the resources to accomplish and find your success story.
I’m Caitlin Shogren. I have work experience in various industries: retail, food, newspapers, education, aquatics… Short of saying, I’ve moved around in the career pool for a while.
I found my most current career trajectory while I was designing newspapers in Wisconsin. I had moved across the latitude of the United States from my hometown and I knew I wasn’t reaching my full potential or the level of success I knew I wanted to reach.
Long story short:
So, I took a leap of faith and went back to school after I was repeatedly rejected from gaining additional work as a graphic designer. Earning another college-level degree took me another year and a half but it was so worth it. I even found my current employment as a graphic designer at Oklahoma State University within the Marketing and Communications department at the Spears School of Business within six months of finishing my third degree program.
I love my current professional work experience. I get to design great creative projects, work with some fun co-workers, and learn all the time by being in a school that promotes and encourages continuous learning from its faculty and staff.
Being a part of a university allows you to learn to be ambitious and set new goals all the time. I’m always looking for a new skill to learn, a new habit to incorporate into my life and how to support and encourage my coworkers to aim for new goals of their own.
I first started Creatively Working as my portfolio.
While it showcased my mad-design skills and journalistic aspirations, it did very little else.
I saw a lot of my friends, family and school-mates grab interesting, creative jobs, start-up businesses or freelancing but had yet to find what I wanted to do.
But a thought kept bouncing around in my head: Why can’t I be that successful?
So, I’m doing something about it.
I want Creatively Working to be your one-stop-shop to create and build successful lives and livelihoods.
Here’s how I hope Creatively Working will help you achieve success:
Offer tips for professionalism in the workplace
Assist you in developing a successful mindset
Find business start-up advice and resources
Develop your personal growth and self-improvement goals
I hope that you can find the advice you’re seeking through Creatively Working. I want to help you discover and create your ideal success story.