Brooke’s Five Tips for Seasonal Success

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  1. Throw yourself out there and trust the blank slate. It sounds cheesy but the more I trust the universe and the less I panic and try to plan the more it does seem to be good.

  2. Even when the shittiest of shitty things happen later on down the line you look back at it and see the lessons learned. It helps me hold my head up when things are hard to be like, ‘I’m sure there’s a reason this is happening that I might not know now but it’s going to help me become a better person down the road.’

  3. A life like this boils down to your simple needs. There’s definitely been moments where I’ve lived paycheck to paycheck, but I feel like there’s always a way to make it work. I feel like the times that I’ve had plenty of money, like when I had the operations manager job, I would just spend it on people and when I don’t I feel like I get taken care of somehow. Life just happens.

  4. Don’t be scared to just get your toe in the door. I did all the hiring at AWA and everyone wants to start out as guides, and that’s hard because everyone’s looking for people with guiding experience. I found if people could just get in there to work in the office, work in hospitality, or whatever job, you’re gaining great experience while the payoff down the road is really big. If you’re going to a ski town don’t be afraid to be a barista, a server, or anything that is going to get you a ski pass and put you out on the mountain. A lot of summer lodges have room and board so you don’t have to make a ton of money, but then it gets you in and meeting people. You can learn a lot just scrubbing toilets about how to become a raft guide for the next year. You just have to take the risk and go for it.

  5. My goals are ever-evolving. I feel like the older I get the more I trust in that go-with-the-flow approach. I feel like if I just keep living my passion it will keep unfolding.

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3 thoughts on “Brooke’s Five Tips for Seasonal Success

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  2. I think I needed to hear #5. Probably most of us would be healthier if we saw our goals list as flexible and evolving. You have a great approach, Brooke. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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