I started my Career in the Hospitality business as the “kid”, a sponge looking to absorb all I could. Suddenly I find myself being referred to as the “old guard”, and wondering when and how did that happen?
I started out constantly looking for ways to surround myself with leaders who were willing to share their individual expertise.
I still am a sponge looking to absorb from people who have greater experience and knowledge than I do, but now I get to wring out my sponge every now and then, and shower the new “kid”. It never ceases to amaze me when people seek out my advice but remain honored to share what I have.
I would be remiss not to add a huge Thank You to the many people who have helped me get to this point in my life. As I get older, many of my mentors have retired or sadly passed on. I miss their camaraderie deeply.
So now I would like to shower you with a little life advice – be a sponge, seek out ways to be with those who have much to offer in both on professional and personal levels. Mostly don’t wait to thank those who help you along the way.
It’s a practice you will never live to regret.