This post is a part of the Corporate Life Series that provides insight in regards to life & how to thrive within Corporate America.
About two weeks ago, our company had it’s groundbreaking ceremony for our new facility that will be built in the next two years. I’ve never been to a groundbreaking ceremony before so I didn’t know what to fully expect. I imagined that I’d be in the room with a lot of people, mainly those who I’ve only seen on television, but I never thought that I’d be as close as I was. I received an email earlier within the week that I had been selected to “represent” the company along with a few other people.
What will matter is not your success but your significance… –Michael Josephson
My responses were cordial. I am aware of how crucial it is to keep bridges in tact. You never know who you’ll run into. This world is smaller than you think, and the IT world? Even smaller.
I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy sending those emails to say I’m not interested at this time because I did. I smiled as I let my fingers dance across my keyboard, rendering a response. I savored it and reveled in the fact that I have a say of how I want to shape my career. I love the power in having a choice. Being sought after by companies is motivation to continue to build and properly construct, conduct, and carry myself.
Just like my company is well known because of it’s brand by the entire world, I want my brand, my reputation, and my character to positively precede me.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. –Albert Einstein