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Investing In Yourself With Cheryl Contee Of Do Big Things The Exit - Presented By Flippa

    • Technology

Today we’re talking to Cheryl Contee, the Chief Innovation Officer at The Impact Seat, and the co-founder of Do Big Things. While attending Yale, Cheryl was a struggling minority scholarship student that was required to do work study while enrolled. She says the highest paying job option was in the kitchen at $17/hour, with the next highest paying job being at the help desk for $8/hour. Cheryl not only couldn’t see herself doing dishes day in and day out, but she knew taking that pay cut would allow her to learn a lot more. She says she learned so much about technology and customer service that she knew it was the right decision. If the willingness to learn is there, you should always invest in yourself.

Cheryl is working on the second edition of her book, Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Your Startup Success. She calls it the book she wishes she had when she was starting out. The book goes through the full life cycle of a startup and the new edition will have a preface that talks about current times. The audiobook version will be out later this year and available on Amazon.



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The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/

Today we’re talking to Cheryl Contee, the Chief Innovation Officer at The Impact Seat, and the co-founder of Do Big Things. While attending Yale, Cheryl was a struggling minority scholarship student that was required to do work study while enrolled. She says the highest paying job option was in the kitchen at $17/hour, with the next highest paying job being at the help desk for $8/hour. Cheryl not only couldn’t see herself doing dishes day in and day out, but she knew taking that pay cut would allow her to learn a lot more. She says she learned so much about technology and customer service that she knew it was the right decision. If the willingness to learn is there, you should always invest in yourself.

Cheryl is working on the second edition of her book, Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Your Startup Success. She calls it the book she wishes she had when she was starting out. The book goes through the full life cycle of a startup and the new edition will have a preface that talks about current times. The audiobook version will be out later this year and available on Amazon.



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The Exit - Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/

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