Day 1,297 – Thankful for Your Help In Advance and the People Who’ve Helped to Shape My Career

Good evening everyone!  Yes, I’m totally going in a slightly different direction than normal today…  kind of.  The first thing I’m thankful for is something that hasn’t happened yet.  Crazy right?  Not really!  Tonight’s blog is both gratitude and an ask for your help.  First I’ll set the stage and then I’ll ask for your help.

I still remember way back in the day when I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for a career.  Through a high school internship I had the opportunity to learn form an engineer.  In college I remember learning from several of my managers on how to run a business and what a career in sales and management looked like.  I still remember meeting with someone who was a sales rep in the paint industry and learning more about sales.  That contact was one thanks to a relationship Dad had with the rep and I’ll never forget that conversation, advice and help.  I remember many conversations with business owners early in my Express career that helped me see the in’s and out’s of owning a business.

Long story short, there are so many people who’ve had a very positive impact in my career and career choices.  I am thankful for each and every single one of them.  Without their coaching, conversations, influence and time I would not be in the career I am in.  I am so grateful for the time and advice they gave me without ever asking anything in return.

And that’s where all of you come in today 😉 

I could use your help in helping someone who has helped my family.  Gavin’s basketball coach is a college student and is going to school for a double major of Finance and Accounting.  He’s got a few more years until he graduates and is looking for an opportunity to reality test his career path.  He is mature beyond his years and he’s one of those people you can tell has the Grit, Growth Mindset, and Gratitude to do something very special in his career.  The leadership he showed and his ability to rise to the challenge when facing adversity were on full display as he coached. I am grateful for the coaching experience he provided for my son.

Would you or someone you know who has or had a career in finance or financial planning have an interest in talking with him about the Finance and Accounting career path?  He’s not necessarily looking for a job (though he is most likely available this summer); more of someone to talk with or possibly someone he could shadow once social distancing is lifted.

As you can imagine, I wouldn’t be reaching out to everyone if this wasn’t someone I believed in whole heartedly.  Personally, I’m still hoping to persuade him to consider a career in business ownership via Express.  If that was his interest I’d hire him in a heartbeat!  I can’t wait to see the great things he does in his career.

If you’d like to talk with him please let me know and I’ll be happy to introduce the two of you via email, phone, video conference, or LinkedIn.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide him!



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