It seems wherever I go, I have a way of connecting people together. It took some time, but now that I’ve found my groove, I definitely have brought together a big group at work. Gosh, I love my co workers, and man, I am getting a little too comfortable at work (I should watch my language.) Something that I find myself naturally good at is being able to quickly building trust with others and allowing them to feel safe to open up to me, even the deeper parts of them.
Recently, I’ve had two co workers share with me their discontent with work and how they feel like they’re not reaching their full potential. One of them is in her early 30s, and I’ve been trying to help her transform her life and do a 180. I told her that I want her to commit to doing a improv class with me, which I’m very excited about. She even shared with me a couple of her business ideas. I’ve been pushing her to dig deeper and to find what’s meaningful for herself because she feels like she lacks direction and passion even though she has an MBA and has been in the finance industry for the last 5 years. She’s paying $500 for this 3 1/2 day conference that’s supposed to change your life, which her close friends have been pushing her to try. I’m excited to see what she gets out of it, and I can’t wait to see all her growth and change within these next few months.
The other co worker seems to have made more strides with her life. She is a fellow Haashoe (kidding). She even took a year off to design her fashion blog, which is still her baby. For her, she doesn’t feel like she really has a passion either, but she knows the one thing she does want is freedom. She has many many business ideas, and I’m excited to get to know her better. Interestingly, when we took a walk together today, she asked me what I wanted to do with my life, and the next thing she asked me was, “Do you want to teach?” She said that I gave off the energy and vibe of a teacher, and she always thought I would make a really great teacher. No one has ever told me that before, especially not from someone who barely knows me. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.
I really enjoy helping others transform their lives and reach their full potential. There’s nothing more rewarding than to see someone grow and develop and know that you were a part of it. It’s a great feeling.
And I think the one thing that I’ve known since high school is this: I want to be a motivational speaker.