I was in my mentor’s office today, catching up with him and seeking his advice. As he made a few calls to connect me with other people, I heard him say to each of them, what one of the first and most impressionable things he remembers about me is. I mean, he gave them my background, and backed me like a father would his own prodigy daughter; but then he told them this little detail like it was the biggest, most important thing he could tell anyone.
I was working a charity golf tournament that I had help put on, and at the end he won a prize of $250. Well, he did as any classy person would do in such a situation, which was give the check back to the charitable organization. When he did so, he remembered a high level industry figure making a comment and telling me to go spend that check on drinks and on a game or something (we were in Las Vegas) for myself, and of course I didn’t and made sure the check went back to my Executive Director.
I couldn’t believe he remembered that, because I did not until I heard him tell someone on the phone today. I gave a check back that wasn’t mine—it seems only natural. However, he remembered this and apparently it left an impression on him.
So my point is, that you never know who is watching, or what they're taking notice of for that matter. The minutest action you take may have a big impression on someone you didn’t even know was paying attention. In this case, I won over one of the most powerful people I could have met at this point in my life and career, and didn’t even know it. Since that weekend, he has become one of the most pivotal people in my life. I know that I can turn to him for any advice or help, and he gives it to me straight. I don’t know many people who would just let me pop by on ay given day and sit in their office for a couple hours just soaking up and learning whatever there is to learn.
Lesson to remember here: Every little action you make matters.
BIG LOVE & HUGS