John Legend shared some inspiring message after revealing her worked corporate jobs in his early 20’s. He told CNBC Make It;“I was like, I don’t want to do this forever,” “Now, I’m doing what I really wanted to do.”
“It was me and two of my friends from college we all had, like, corporate jobs,” “I was a management consultant, one was working at an investment bank, another was working at another management consultancy. We were doing what you would expect kids that graduated from Penn to do.
“It was fine…I did meet some great people, I learned a lot, and I think it was a powerful experience to learn more about how business works, how to work in groups, make a PowerPoint presentation,” Legend says, smiling. “It comes in very handy.”
“You learn that sometimes you have to do things you don’t absolutely love,” Legend says. “But always have something in mind for your future that you’re working towards.”
“I think that if you feel like you have a goal and you have something out in the distance, even if it’s not immediate, that you can work toward, it’s really powerful,” Legend says. “It helps motivate you, it keeps you going, it helps you wake up in the morning. I think that’s a powerful thing.
“Sometimes you have to take detours,” Legend adds. “But don’t lose sight of that goal.”
Yes,every experience in life is a lesson. Look at where he is now -John got his first record deal at 25 and he is the first African American male EGOT (that’s Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-and-Tony-winner). Really amazing.