As you may or may not have known, I was recently out out the office visiting the sunny state of California and Las Vegas. Regardless, over the last 24 hours I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I got out of California and my time spent there. First off, the state is beautiful and I really didn’t meet a single rude person. Arrogant? Maybe, but that’s everywhere so Cali doesn’t get the blame for that.
The first portion of my trip was spent in a two day conference called “Excelling as a Highly Effective Team Leader”. This conference was hosted by SkillPath Seminars and I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like or you think could use some leadership training. It was taught by a gentleman named Tom Cafone. He is a great public speaker and keeps your attention. I’m the worst at getting side tracked/sleepy during any meeting… whether it be 5 minutes or 5 hours.
While I was at my conference, Tom kept drilling it into us that “relationships are the key to your success”. Whether it be a significant other, friends, people you manage at work, etc. That is completely true. I realized how poor of relationships I had with some former team members at my last job, and how when I came to Daxko, I was welcomed with open arms and immediately felt like part of a family.
Nothing made me more sad than leaving that state and knowing that it will be a long time before I get to hang out with her again and the rest of my friends that reside there. I kept thinking on my last day about how awesome it would be to live there. I already know great people, the culture and beaches are great, and people just don’t care about how you want to live your life as long as you are happy.
Though, as I landed and came down that escalator.. my roommate was making every escalator movie moment, a real life event. Then did I realize how much I love where I am in life. I may only have a few friends here, but they are truly great and are my “California”. They don’t judge me for how I live my life, because THEY know I’m happy and play a huge part in that. I appreciate that and realized that what that leader said was true. The relationships you build with people really will make your future. I see that in my best friend that I stayed there with. She built a relationship with someone and had the opportunity to better her life because of that and now she is happy.
I got to thinking about that and how it applies to my career. Daxko is also my “California”. Daxko provides every single person with a rewarding career and treats us with no judgment. We are all so lucky to work for a company that is willing to do that for each of us.
The point of this is that, in my days there I kept thinking about how much better my life could be if I moved there. Although, there is a chance that could be true, I have a great life and a great career, I just don’t really see it for what it’s worth. No matter where you are, if you’re not willing to make the change to better yourself, your relationships, or your career.. then the location isn’t going to change it for you either. Take a second to really think about what you want to accomplish and make it happen, while building relationships with others and helping them make it happen for their selves as well.
I learned way more than this, but I figured I would only share the sappy part with you all 😉
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