After thinking about it for a while I came up with Four Things I wish I had known when I was a teenager or young adult looking to make a difference, to make a career, to make a life.
Here are Four Things I Wish I Knew When I was Your Age:
1. Be Fearless --- You are young. Try lots of things, fail a few times ... you will learn a LOT!
2. You don’t have to do it alone - there are a lot of people that have skills and expertise in areas you don't. That's OK.
3. You don't have to know everything - Again, there are a lot of people that know things you don't know & shouldn’t have to know. Create Partnerships to expand your knowledge base.
4. Volunteer --- for anything. The people you will meet, the good you will do, the things you will learn will last a lifetime.
There you have it. I’m sure you have other suggestions and tips for things you wish you knew when you were a teenager. Please share them here or drop me a note at one of my contact points below. If there is a sizable response I will aggregate them and re-post.
What about you?
- What did you wish you knew when you were a teenager or young adult?
Drop a note in the comments here or at any of my contact coordinates below. I’d like to hear your thoughts.
Thank You Pam ---
I want to thank Pam for inviting to speak and helping me put my thoughts into a perspective that would resonate with her students. If you have not met Pam – she is a great resource and a wealth of information. She is willing to share what she knows and she has been an invaluable sounding board for me.
About The Author:
I have spent the last 20 years working in various aspects of the ECM industry. I am currently with Kodak as a Director of Business Development. In my past I have spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and at Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.