Flying in first class to Orlando yesterday, she said she’s a certified life coach and shared the highly esteemed credentials she recently received. She’s also a small business entrepreneur at age 31. Her next three days will be spent speaking at Orange County Convention Center.
It all sounded so impressive.
And then the aha moment…
The person she was talking to has been receiving his credentials from one of the World’s most admired companies for 30 years, almost as long as she’s been alive – yet he has no ‘official certification’.
The message for all of us?
Take stock in our experience – it rivals (and can easily trump) a diploma with few exceptions.
The biggest reason for reminders is so we don’t forget. Duh! Just remember when you see someone, say me, who loves their job, you absolutely have to remember that everyone, including me, is fighting a hard battle. Don’t be fooled. Count your blessings right where you are.