What makes your heart beat the fastest?

What makes your heart beat the fastest?

The following is an excerpt from this week’s Corner Office column in the New York Times.  The interviewee was Brad Smith the Chief Executive of Intuit.  Have a beautiful day.

When you speak to college students, what career advice do you give them?

I usually get asked, “How’d you pick your first job?” Many students are worried that if they make the wrong decision coming out of college, their whole career is going to be in the tank.

I remember asking my dad, “I can go work for a newspaper or I can go to Pepsi and be in sales.” And he said: “What makes your heart beat the fastest? Whatever makes your heart beat the fastest is going to give you the most energy to get up in the morning, and then you’re going to learn.”

That was a great piece of advice. I tell people: “Do what you love, but it can also be hard to know what you love early on. But when you think about it and you describe the options, which one gets you a little more excited?”


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