Balancing Life with Running a Modeling Agency Business and Wellness Tips from Athlete and Entrepreneur, Mark Moore

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I graduated high school six months early and had sometime before shipping off to college. My mother being ever so watchful, and not wanting me to be an idle teenager in New York City, said, “Well if you’re not in school then you will have to get a job.” I figured, because I was valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA that getting a job would be a breeze. Boy was I in for a rude awakening. Turns out that I interviewed very well but because I was in school for three and a half years that I didn’t have any work experience. Therefore could not get a job. I was so frustrated. I mean, I typed 85 words per minute, had a couple dozen awards, was well travelled and was top of my class. Yet, the people that dropped out of high school years before were the ones getting the jobs I interviewed for because they had work experience. It turned the notion of having a great education upside down for me. What was I going to do?

Someone suggested that I go to a career training institute. They’d test my aptitude and other skills then provide job placement. I thought, ok why not. Nothing else is working. So after an hour or so of questions and quizzes I was told I tested through the roof. Quote “You’re such an impressive and well-spoken young man.” Outcome from all of that from the institute, “We can get you a job at McDonalds.” What! I said. The institute’s response, “The problem is that you just don’t have work experience.” I was floored. Something needed to change. read more...

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