It seems like so long ago that I was looking for my first internship. My passion to learn something new and exciting was the driving force to the start of my career. SOS Leadership has been fortunate to have some of the best interns and volunteers out there. Each and every one of them has become a valuable part of the SOS team.
We can all learn a thing or two from interns, such as: asking for help, embracing new things, experimenting, finding our drive, challenging ourselves, learning, training, and finding significance in our lives. It’s interesting that for most of us when we get settled into our careers we feel that there is no longer a need to continue to get better.
When the economy took a dive things got rough for the entire nation. For most companies, cuts had to be made. What I found most interesting was that typically the first budget to go was for training. Without training how can the company thrive and continue to grow? What kind of message is being sent out to employees? Are companies not willing to invest in their people and make them the best employees they can be?
When we become settled into our careers, once that comfort zone is found it is hard to break away from. We have to continue to invest in ourselves. SOS coaches have years of experience being that helping hand that guides people to reaching your full potential.
Do you remember what it was like when you were just starting out? Maybe you remember being that intern like I do. That passion and fire you had to succeed was key. A coach can help you regain that passion, which will in turn allow you to pass it on to others!
I want to personally thank all of the SOS interns and volunteers for the terrific job they have done, and that they will continue to do! As I have ended most of my blogs, make 2012 your best year ever!