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Sep012009

Unleash Your Passion

My path to find my passion began in Iowa. I remember going door-to-door selling Girl Scout calendars when I was twelve years old.  Yes, calendars, not cookies. These calendars didn't even include any coupons. I enjoyed the anticipation of talking to an unsuspecting neighbor and giving my quick sales pitch. Plus, I knew which homes to target when it was Girl Scout cookie time.

In order to navigate the social media waters, it is vital that you understand what motivates you. Think about the unforgettable moments in life where you felt inspired and valued. Reflect on activities or projects that you enjoyed doing regardless of the outcome. It may take a few heart-to-heart talks with a trusted colleague, relative or coach to unlock your passion. Don't let the fear of failing keep you from reaching your goals or true purpose in life.

Launching my social media firm hasn't been an easy feat. It has been fulfilling in many priceless ways. I'm grateful for those who continue to support my goals and I hope to return the favor.

A Tree for the Future

Every spring
The sap rises in the trees
From root to branch
And makes a tree that looks dead
Blossom with green leaves
And life.
So it is that the Scouting Spirit
Rises within you and
Inspires you to put forth
Your best.

- Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scout Movement

 

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When I think back to my childhood it's summers at my grandparents' and scouting that stand out. It enriches childhood by fostering social skills, teamwork, loyalty, citizenship, responsibility and critical thinking and risk taking, among other important life skills at a young age.

It just occurred to me that I hadn't thought about Brownies and Girl Scouts for a very long time. But now that you mentioned it I see how it contributed to my life in such a very positive way - and it looks like it has in yours as well. I wonder how many entrepreneurial social networkers were involved in some form of scouting?

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarla Porter

Karla, thank you so much for this comment. I can't wait to see you at http://recruitfest.com.

September 12, 2009 | Registered CommenterJenny DeVaughn

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