I believe we’re here to make a difference and not to save the world, but to actually make an impact to make something different tomorrow than it was the day before. My purpose is about changing, having an influence, creating some course of change because of your actions or your perspective. And that’s really why I do what I do and helps me to really define what roles I’m in and what experiences I have. If I’m not in a position where I can make some change, then I don’t find the time to have the value for it. Making an impact is a really big part of my why.
Lastly it is about making the jump. There were some decisions I didn’t make because I was nervous that I wasn’t ready, or that I didn’t have all the skills that it would take to give it a shot. I’ve missed out on those experiences because you learn the most when you step outside of your comfort zone, it’s a bit of a cliché, yet it’s so true. The biggest challenges I’ve had, coming from marketing to sales or, going overseas and not knowing anyone, that’s when you really learn and you really have the best positive experiences on the other side.
With a lot of the young people that I work with; I’m seeing increasing amounts of anxiety & depression, which leads to self-doubt. It’s really, really sad that people are putting those limitations on their opportunities because when you are uncomfortable, when you feel sad, when you are going through these tough times, pushing through them is what makes us amazing human beings. So my advice would be relax, don’t worry about what other people think so much and just jump.