My first vacation I went on with my family was to Kauai. What makes the story interesting is not that is was Kauai. Many people go to Hawaii with their families all the time.
I was a contestant on a game show called The Fun House. We won. We won BIG.
My family couldn’t afford to go on vacation growing up. We visited Mammoth once. Skiing is expensive. My father was not around. My mother did the best she could.
We were sitting in a shop and I was acting as I always did. Lots of energy. I was in fifth grade and a woman (who turned out to be a casting agent for the show) saw me. She was impressed with how wacky I was and asked if I would like to compete on this new show hosted by JD Roth called Fun house. A show where kids got to compete for prizes by accomplishing a series of physical and mental/verbal contests.
Well, my partner Bridgette and I won.
We won $500 cash. A key board to play music. A TV (Which I had through high school). And a trip to Kauai for the three of us (my sister, mother and me).
The point of the story is this….. First, you only have ONLY one chance at making a first impression. Do so wisely. Be yourself.
Second, I feel so blessed to have found this profession and it is MY PROFESSION at 17 years of age. The things I am able to do for others, my family, my friends and my clients cannot be measured in words. Without it, who knows how this story may have turned out. I can promise it most definitely would have been different.
Lastly, trying hard is not nearly as important as DOING hard. Meaning do the hard work. Don’t be scared of the results. If you do your best and do your hardest, the rest will all work out.