Staying Focused Even When Your Plate Is Full

Nov 15, 2007 -

I’m getting used to my long days (6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on some days I get back home at 11:00 p.m.).
A typical day for me consists of waking up at six thirty in the morning to drive to school or work (one hour drive with traffic; at times it can be less, depending on the day of the week I either have work at 8:00a.m. or school at 8:00a.m.). Half my day is spent at work and the second half is spent at school. The third half of the day (that’s how long my day is- there’s a third half) is spent networking with recruiters from top consulting, accounting, etc firms. In between all of that, I try to find time to trade stocks (usually in the afternoon) and blog.
You can tell that I constantly have to change my mindset; how I approach studying vastly differs from how I approach working. In addition, at work my colleagues include Harvard and Wharton graduates - 40-60 year old professionals. When I get to school it’s a 180 degree mindset switch. At school, my colleagues are twenty somethings without a clue as to what they want to do after they graduate. At night, I spend my time networking with 30 somethings trying to get my foot in the door to big companies. In the midst of all this, I have to stay calm and patient as my stocks ride the market’s roller coaster.
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