10 Lessons Women Learned At Their First Jobs That They Still Use Today

April 2, 2014  |  

Zim Ugochukwu – Founder of Travel Noire

What was your first job out of college?
Ugochukwu: I was a hostess at Tripps.

What lesson or skill did you learn at that job that still impacts how you work today?
Ugochukwu: I used to be so scared to take orders and serve people. Luckily, my job as a hostess just required me to seat them. I was so comfortable with doing that that I developed this fear of engaging further with them. I still remember that fear to this day. It’s funny because I went on to become this huge community organizer, working with people and developing relationships. It taught me the importance of going out on a limb. I probably missed so many different opportunities because of my fear. Going out on a limb is necessary because that’s where the fruit is…

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