Follow your dreams....


Whenever I talk to people I inevitably get around to asking what they went to school for and what they do for work. More often than not, people went to school where and for what their parents wanted: mine wanted me to be a lawyer so I went to a school that was known for its pre-law focus. But schooling is only one of many avenues that lead us to our careers. The truth is one never knows where life’s road might lead until they get started on the journey and find the sights and sounds that truly interest them. Ultimately, people need to follow their own passions in order to find happiness and fulfilment.  My parent’s pre-law dreams for their baby boy ultimately led me to a career in HR instead. As leaders and hiring managers, our job is to find what people are passionate about and try to get them positioned appropriately: that’s the best way to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. Listen carefully to what people say and help them find work they’re passionate about today.

Robert Ballard (b. 1942): Retired United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography noted for his work in maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks