Take risks to reach your goals - Emily Snowdon, Product HuntFeatured

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Hi Elphas – as a reminder – this is part of our public posts series sharing conversations with women across tech on the topic of #careergrowth. Emily, thank you for sharing with us.Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Found a lot of comfort in this post. Thanks for sharing.
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What an incredible story @emilyjane! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Pooja 🙏
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Such an inspiring story. Thank you for sharing, Emily!
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Thank you for the kind words Kavitha 🙏
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Thank you, Emily for sharing your journey and more importantly being transparent! An amazing reminder to put ourselves out there and learn to trust our own advice/ instincts.
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Thanks Whitney. Trusting yourself isn't always easy, but sometimes it can pay to listen to your instincts.
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Thank you for sharing your story with us, Emily! Love this quote, "Even well-meaning folks with your best interests at heart can’t always see the bigger picture."
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Thanks Kuan 🙏And big thanks to you, Cadran and Aba for building such a powerful platform. It's great to be able to freely share career and life experiences in this way.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your insights, Emily! This story is truly inspiring. I loved how you took risk after risk and continued to seek learning opportunities that stretched you. You never settled for complacency and I'm sure you built on your learnings and experiences through each phase. This is a super inspiring journey and grateful to hear it!!
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Thank you for sharing your story with us, Emily! Really powerful, thought-provoking and inspiring. Excuse the cringe, but I'm reminded of Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" - http://www.metrolyrics.com/the-climb-lyrics-miley-cyrus.html Congratulations on all you have achieved and overcome to get to this point!
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Ah I love that! Miley is great.Thanks for the support Rachel 🙏
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My pleasure!
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Thank you for sharing this Emily. I've had quite the twisty and strange journey myself, and I really appreciated reading your story of career risk-taking.
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What an amazing post Emily ! I so look up to you right now :) It is so inspiring for me since i took the risk to quit my corporate job a couple of months ago and explore the possibilities and different paths. I am in a research institute now - which i hate - so it seems time for the next big risk . It is scaring and i feel uncomfortable but stories like yours lift me up :)Hug to you <3
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"My parents were thrilled." -- Great illustration of a careers lesson I've learned over time. When my parents are thrilled, it's a sign I need to do the exact opposite.
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Thank you so much for sharing your story, parachute jumps & all!
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What an amazingly inspiring story Emily. So many nuggets! Thank you so much for sharing!
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Thank you for sharing, Emily! I found a lot of comfort in this piece. My background reminds me of a fireplace where every tile is a different style and sometimes size - fitting everything together to make the larger piece work can be frustrating and discouraging. It's so important to see other women making theirs work. I'm also a huge fan of reaching out and offering help where I can so I'm thrilled to see that Abadesi was able to help you.
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Thank you for sharing Emily! I've gone from being an English teacher at a private school in Nigeria, to being a personal trainer, to working as a Marketing and Communications executive at a number of Fintech startups and companies in Nigeria to currently taking on a product management role, as a challenge. I've never believed that my career path should follow a straight line and I'm always looking for new challenges in different industries. Your story has inspired me to keep moving and take risks as they come. Good luck with the rest of you career.
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Thank you for your sharing you story! As an artist, I've been told that we are risks. (Which isn't the greatest feedback to hear) When the thought was broken down, it does make sense as to why patrons or otherwise would see us as "risks". Reading how you found resilience in taking leaps of faith and trusting that things would work out is very grounding.Thanks again for your transparency.