Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What Do I Do Now?

Yesterday was one of those days that you pray for if you do what I do for a living.

I had the chance to present two seminars for the staff of the New Hanover County Health Department in Wilmington and they were great! Lotta fun, smart people, lotta energy.

Afterwards, a young woman came up and asked how I started doing seminars. She’s one semester away from finishing her sophomore year in college, has a child and a job, and wanted some guidance on where to go with her career.

Too few of us do what she had the courage to do; approach a stranger and ask, “How do you do what you do?” and “What suggestions might you have about where I should go now?”

Too many of us think we know it all or are intimidated to approach and ask or are simply too lazy.

The young woman yesterday was not any of those things by any stretch of the imagination. If she maintains her sense of courage and curiosity I’d love to meet her in 10, 20 and 30 years and watch her career progress.

The first step to the future is wanting to go; the second step is knowing your destination. Sometimes you’ve got ask someone, “What’s out there?” before you know where you might want to go.

Who have you asked for directions lately?

Or, do you know it all?

1 comment:

  1. wonderful presentation!! and yes this young lady will go as far as she wants!!