Alexandra Levit understands first hand the phenomenon, “15 minutes of fame”, as her book, “They Don’t Teach Corporate in College,” rocketed to best seller lists after an article about the book found itself on the front page of yahoo! in 2006.
With the expansion of social media platforms, more and more people have gained their own versions of 15 minutes in the limelight. However, most make poor choices and end up wasting their peaks of fame and returning to obscurity no the better off for the experience.
Ms. Levit outlines some guidelines for those wishing to use that advantage for all it’s worth:
Stand proud on that soapbox: Decide exactly what your pitch will be and utilize your 15 minutes as a jumping off point for future attention or initiatives.
Accept a busier schedule: Although balance is beneficial in the long term, remember that your fame will be short-lived so pack your schedule because sleep lost now will be worth it in the end.
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