I’m very excited to be writing my very first blog post -on my own site, and I’m very humbled that you’re taking the time to share my journey with me.
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2013 was a year full of challenges, but I would say exciting challenges that taught me a lot of life lessons and helped me grow even more. I learned so much about myself that I had to take a step back and change the things I didn’t like seeing in myself. Many times the things we don’t like in other people are a reflection of something we need to work within ourselves; I ‘kind of’ knew that but I wasn’t ready to face it in the past.
I’m humble today because I realize that every single person I meet adds value to my life whether I see it or not, and whether I see it as a positive experience at the time or not. Whether someone comes in my life to teach me or to learn from me, I embrace the experiences, pleasurable or painful as a stepping stone to another phase in my life.
“Networking is everything.” At least that’s what people say… But networking for the sake of networking doesn’t necessarily add value to your life. Today instead of just wanting to know more people, I see it as an opportunity to fulfill my mission and truly be the change I want to see in the world. I ask myself “how can I add value in THEIR life?” instead of “what can I gain from this experience?” That’s true networking in my opinion because eventually you get what you put into. Like Zig Ziglar once said “if you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.” It’s not always about me! In order to change the world, I have to serve first.
I recognize that not everyone will be my best friend and that there are people I will see once a week, once a month or even once a year. There are people I will do certain activities with more versus others and there are people I won’t completely agree with on certain topics. But everyone is important and valuable.
The bottom line is that everyone is important, everyone needs other people, and like my best friend JC demonstrated it, everyone needs unconditional love.