Cindy Banton: Working for someone else to small business owner
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00:16 I deal with people every day.
00:17 They're afraid of change.
00:20 You can't control what life throws at you,
00:23 but you can control your perspective.
00:26 My doctorate degree was always a lifelong goal for me.
00:29 I had to separate myself from everyone else.
00:32 I had to be different.
00:34 I have something to prove in the world.
00:36 When it was over, and I earned a degree,
00:40 my whole life changed.
00:41 I brought strength up from
00:43 areas I didn't even know I had.
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00:53 Reinventing yourself is a lifelong journey.
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Tell us how you worked hard, overcame obstacles, earned your degree, and enhanced your career or started a business. We share some alumni stories on the University website and social media channels, and we may help promote you or your business.
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Becoming a Phoenix
Don’t let other people discourage you. You decide if your current role is your lifetime career, or a stepping stone.