Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: There's No Such Thing as a Total Reinvention of Self
Real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran took to LinkedIn this week to offer advice on how to reinvent yourself professionally.
Big Think Expert Barbara Corcoran is well-known as a TV personality based on her appearances on the show Shark Tank. But before doling out advice and venture capital on ABC, Corcoran was herself a successful business owner for 30 years. When she sold her real estate company in 2001, Corcoran was surprised to find that reinventing herself came packaged with personal and emotional components she hadn't expected. She ran through her personal experience in a LinkedIn post this week and offered advice undergoing a professional rebirth.
Among the topics she covers are the nature of reinvention (you can't change yourself completely) and the inherent loneliness of starting over:
"When I sold my business, a major piece of my identity went with it... I was no longer part of a work community— of course I missed the parties and good times, but I even missed the endless stream of emails that used to be the bane of my existence. In my search for connecting with a new community of people, I plugged into the social media world and found that Twitter and Facebook made me friends with a whole range of new people and they became my stand-in community. I built myself a circle of support."
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For more from Barbara, check out the following videos of her Big Think interviews:
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- Join Big Think Edge today and learn how to achieve more confidence when and where it really matters.
- Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett breaks down what qualities will inspire others to believe in you.
- Here's how 300 leaders and 4,000 mid-level managers described someone with executive presence.
- Get more deep insights like these to power your career forward. Join Big Think Edge.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
It marks a major shift in the government's battle against the opioid crisis.
- The nation's sixth-largest drug distributor is facing criminal charges related to failing to report suspicious drug orders, among other things.
- It marks the first time a drug company has faced criminal charges for distributing opioids.
- Since 1997, nearly 222,000 Americans have died from prescription opioids, partly thanks to unethical doctors who abuse the system.
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