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Back in the groove

July 1st, 2008 at 07:02 pm

I just got back from my first class... Operations Auditing... and I have to say now I'm very excited to go back.

I ran into a couple of people I knew from prior classes and one guy from my undergrad studies. I almost accidentally named my son after him (I was pregnant during my senior year with my son and we were going to name him Ryan James... well, the President of Beta Alpha Psi was named Ryan and the Vice President was James... once our Treasurer alerted me to that fact, we changed our son's name a few months before he was born).

The professor said something towards the end... and I sat there just staring at him in disbelief.

He said "Don't tell other people your vision because 80% of the people who you do, will be against it and try to stop you."

And I felt VERY blessed at that moment that I still work for my first job post-college. I've been rewarded for sharing my goals, vision, and ideas... never discouraged. I've pointed out areas where there could be improvement and have quickly risen.

I came home and sent an email to the owner of the company about what the professor said (I figured he'd appreciate it since he has worked hard to create an organization that is very different than the rest of corporate America)... and talked to my boss, a man who has worked in a few other jobs where that probably would have been good advice.

Wow, is all I can say. To work in an organization where you aren't rewarded for thinking out of the box like that? I have questioned people even when it wasn't my job, and I'm rewarded for it... its just... well very different.

But my boss enjoyed hearing the story too & told me to share anything else I learn.

My research paper is going to be about how Internal Auditors address issues of Virtual Businesses... which since I work in a LEGITIMATE virtual business, figure is something that definitely touches home to me and interests me.

So I'm excited... and wow, just a couple days ago I was dreading going back. Now I can't wait to get started.

2 Responses to “Back in the groove”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Ryan JAmes is a WONDERFUL name! (one of my sons. Wink )

    Ah, I'd have used it anyway. (I think it was the only male name we could agree on at the time, so no choice there. LOL). We pretty much had to throw a dart at the baby name book the second time and commit to wherever it landed.

    Hey, I was in Beta Alpha Psi too.


  2. baselle Says:

    Turn that advice around. You have to tell your vision to everyone to collect the 20% of supporters who won't block you and stop you.

    Remember that one of our most furthest looking visionaries only needed 12 people... and look what he did.

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