I can fondly remember back to my senior year of college at the University of Tampa, I was like any other upcoming graduate…SCARED of “THE BEYOND”. Very scared of what the future held because I knew I would soon be in debt with student loans and out in “the real world” looking for a job in a tough economic time.
I put this in the back of my mind until one day when I was making the daily route to the student mail room, I passed a job fair in progress. There was a very well dressed gentleman at the door who I passed on my way to the mailboxes, he stopped me on the way with the comment “Hey, I love those shoes…”
I was wearing my beat up old, bright red cordoroy converse knock offs which somehow triggered a long conversation on his own collection of odd shoes. Half deep in a comment about my past in event promotions and how I was graduating soon, he said “I’m actually starting up this graphic design company and would love to have someone like you on board to help out with… no need for an interview”
Speechless, here I was standing among a huge crowd of sharply dressed fellow future graduates, all with polished resumes in tow and the tall, lanky gal with bright red hair and matching shoes is getting an on the spot job offer. I ended up not taking the job, but I made a friend that day and the priceless, new knowledge on how to beat my fears of “THE BEYOND”.
To conquer the feeling of the “Beyond” you have to be “Above and Beyond”…. If you look at the most successful people throughout history, most have something uniquely special about them that makes them stand out….