I was recently speaking to one of my friends about what she wanted to be “when she grew up”. Yes, I know this seems a bit silly but even folks my age (~11 years old) don’t know! It’s okay. We started talking about all the roles we have had in our career. Roles we liked and those that maybe weren’t amazing, but taught us something. I believe that every single role I have had in my career, even tending bar, has taught me life lessons. The lessons include: understanding human nature, customer-first thinking, how I want to show up as a leader, and what
There comes a time in a person’s life when they start to do some reflection on who they are, who they want to be, and lessons they have learned in life. This may be called a mid-life crisis or a breakdown or something else just as scary. It’s shouldn’t be scary though. I call it being human. I think we all should continue to strive to be a better human every single day. Some days I fail wildly but I wake up the next morning vowing to make the new day better than the last. One way I grow is by reading.