I guess the past 6 months, I’ve been that guy who spends a lot of time reading blogs, reading excerpts in books, listening to podcasts — all in hopes of being inspired or educated in a new way. I can’t seem to stop.
It’s something I like to call, The Art of Seeking.
My mindset: I’m young, lacking adequate corporate world experience, and all I care to do right now is be a human sponge and soak up any kind of information/inspiration I can.
It’s hard to say right now that if I spoke up to a higher-up, business executive, that I would contribute something new or enlightening to his life. Maybe if it pertained to sports, favorite cereals or marketing strategies I used for OSU Wrestling, then maybe, just maybe they’ll get SOMETHING out of it..
I’m not saying I don’t/can’t have a voice or I have to take the back seat, but for now I’m embracing a role where I listen, I learn, I ask questions, and I go into random offices and listen to stories on how their career led them to where they are now — ultimately imitating a sponge and soaking up as much as I can.
Try it — Listen/Learn/Ask Q’s today. Soak in as much as possible.