I subscribe to the philosophy that leaders are culminated through learned behaviors and natural-occurring conditions. I consider myself to be fortunate. I was blessed to have grown up in an environment where I was enabled to be who I was, but encouraged to act ethically, morally and fairly through all aspects of life. These conditions imprinted a strong foundation of principles into my psyche to form a vision of what I believed is possible in life. From an early age, I recall longing to leave a legacy after my story was written. My journey thus far is reflective of that yearning; my adventures to come are guided by that desire. I approach life, in all aspects, with full ownership. I believe that in order to truly get everything out of a situation, one must be aware of who they are, where they are, what they have to gain and what they have to offer.
I graduated from college and went immediately into mid-level management roles where I was able to overcome budget shortfalls and increase profitability levels. This enabled me to establish myself as an ambitious professional, eager to achieve. The pace at which I have been accustomed to advancing in my professional life has been rapid. I attribute this to my desire to reach for ways to constantly better myself, educate myself, and push myself. I also afford a portion of this success to being fortunate in recognizing opportunity when it presents itself and realizing what it takes to get me to the next step. I find myself motivated by a desire to achieve greater success in quicker periods of time. I embrace challenge and change and try to lead through adapting The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (Kouzes & Posner, 2012).
Life is a constant challenge that we are meant to engage head-on and embrace whole-heartedly. If weâ€™re not pushing ourselves to better ourselves then are we living life to its fullest? I believe no matter what youâ€™re doing, you should do it to the maximum.