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#63. Amanda Alexander - Business is a Story and You Get to Decide How to Get to the Destination

Released Tuesday, 25th February 2020
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“ The world won’t end if you don’t achieve at the first thing you thought you wanted to do “ 
Amanda Alexander has found an unique way to use the principles and skills she learned in creative writing and apply them beyond the scope of pen and paper. “ business is the same way. Its about a story you're trying to tell and there's many ways to get there. I really love the logistics of that “ She later tells us how much she enjoys business for all the personalities and backgrounds coming together to solve problems.
Growing up with her father owning hardware stores, she has always been shown there is another way than the traditional 9 to 5 and its okay to carve your own path. Now she helps developing business leaders with the Orr Fellowship program.  Where people go through a vigorous 2 year post grad program. They help you become the leader you want to be while keeping the local community and businesses in mind.
It is here that she was able to start the Overdressed and UnderQualified podcast in partnership with the program where she now works to make a stand alone production. Still paying homage to its ties to Orr Fellowship but creating its own voice, personality and culture. At OU they interview top business leaders to reveal the things they learned in the beginning of their careers.
Amanda took the time to share some of the lessons she's learned along the way so far:
  • Do it before you think you should
  • Prioritize what needs to be done but don't pressure yourself too much if it doesn't all get completed
  • Make sure everyone is heard but make the choices that are best for the company and team
  • Go for what you want but remember what you want isn't always where you need to be
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