I was asked to give a TED style talk at the kickoff for Institute for Organization Management on Sunday. The theme of the speech was about how IOM and chamber work prepared me for the Peace Corps. Below is an overview of what I talked about.
Dream: you have to have a dream – something big – to work toward in life and you have to put that dream out there in the universe so that it will happen
Change: being accepting of and embracing change is critical in our careers as well as our futures. Don’t fear change.
Resilience: be resilient, flexible and adaptable. This goes along with embracing change.
Servant Leader: serving first – it’s what I’ve always done and who I am. Doing things for others, being there for others, has always given me great pleasure.
Networking: building relationships, networking with those around you and staying in touch to help each other out is key in this industry and for your future.
Use this time – this week – to soak up as much knowledge as possible. Dream big and passionately. Live the life you are meant to live.