I was asked to speak for Career Day at my high school alma mater and I literally laughed at the thought of me talking about my career.
Why? Because I hardly think of myself as being in the epitome of my career.
Yet I knew that when I was 15, I could’ve used someone like me to show up on Career Day. Not the nurse or the teacher or the engineer or the police officer. I needed a creative soul who didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up and kept trying until she figured it out.
So what do I do when I have no clue what to do? I show up.
I am not a business-minded person. I am a creative, all the way. I am sure there are accountants, marketing professionals, and business coaches that would cringe at my business tactics. So I didn’t really know what I was going to say what an entrepreneur does or if anyone really cared what a speaker, writer, and life coach actually does. So, I did what I always do….
I gave them permission to be a square peg in a world of round holes.
I preached that they are the sum of the five people they spend the most time with and to make sure they picked the right people…and to be the person who lifts others up.
When you spread your light, experience, and lessons, you strengthen and empower those around you.
I couldn’t tell you if anyone took anything away from Career Day today, but hopefully that square peg in the class felt some relief knowing they weren’t alone.