I can still remember when I was 7 years old...all I did was play with Legos and pipeworks. It wasn’t just the playing, it was the building and construction that I loved. Arriving at the finished product of the Lego toy pictured on the box came easy to me and my imagination was probably at it’s peak.
If you asked me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life I would have said an engineer or architect.
After picking up my first golf club, and subsequently falling in love with the game in 1998, I traded in Legos for drivers and putters.
If you were to ask me again in high school where my life was headed I would have said a “PGA Director of Golf.”
After being inspired by great teachers and coaches in high school, I went on to college. Early on in college, if you asked me what I would do in life, I would have said “teacher.”
Everyone’s had these moments or has been asked the question “what do you want to do when you grow up?” (unfortunately, too many times). Well, I am letting you all know I don’t have that answer yet, but everyday since I launched the Niche Movement in January 2013, I feel closer to it.
In this journey, I have been very fortunate to have so many friends, relatives, and colleagues support my endeavor. Over the next 30 days, I am going to share who these people are and how they have helped me inch closer to finding my niche. This isn't going to be all about me, but truly it is a story of the heros and influencers in my life. This is about the people that inspired me, motivated me, picked me up when I was down, told me to take a risk or told me I was a leader.
Lastly, I plan on injecting as much personality, emotion and authenticity into my posts as these people at one time or another have been near and dear to my heart.
Enjoy, and thank you for reading.
#NicheTip: Take 15 minutes a week to reflect on those that are important in your life that have helped you get to where you are today and thank them.