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Friday, August 9, 2013
Live like Interns
Live like Interns…
Today several of my colleagues and I spent a few hours with
our nine Summer Interns, on
the last day of their 10-week internship.
Each individual gave a presentation on an idea, a projectthey’ve completed,
an initiative they recommend, or a
‘key takeaway’ from their experience.
Following their presentations, we congratulated them on an internship well done, with a nice
reception overlooking the Las Vegas skyline.
Watching and listening to these nine talented, future hospitality leaders speak, and having
spent some quality time with many of them this summer, I’ve decided…we
should all live like Interns.
genuinely interested in learning(they
listen really well)
full of ideas for the future
they smile ALL THE TIME
they’re just as friendly as can be
inspired by the simplest things, yet they still dream BIG
The older we get, we tend to talk more than we listen.
With age comes more life
experience, which sometimes (as we
all know) gives way to ‘life’s
disappointments’; and before we know it, our ‘bright ideas’ seem less and less “possible”.
You and I often find ourselves spiraling into the tedious daily
routine that used to be fun, but for
whatever reason has lost its luster; and we don’t smile as much.
Chelsey & Kassie, from Penn State
The more we get “burned” in our relationships professionally
and personally, we’re less and less willing to take chances and go for it…and before we know it, we find
ourselves shutting down, socially engaging and/or personally connecting with
fewer and fewer people at work or in the community.
Those plans we once
had and those dreams we used to dream
can easily fade away as we slowly come to grips with merely settling for…whatever…just because it’s easier that way.
Well…I’ve decided.If given a choice, I’d rather live like interns!
·They listen more than they talk…and...people like
is impossible to them, and they’re FIRED UP.
·They connect and engage…with everyone they
(And did I mention…people LIKE THEM)
·They don’t even know how to spell – FEAR
The irony is that today nine college seniors spent a couple
hours telling my colleagues and I how much they learned from us…but I could
write a book on how much I just learned from them.
In fact…I’m going to start, TODAY, being more like
them.Today, we should all go back
Have a great day.
Thanks to our new friends: Brianna, Anna, Mikael, Dominique, Ashley, Kassie, Patrik, Christina, and
Chelsey, for not only 10 weeks of
your service, but also for the inspiration we all need, from time to time, to have
fun, learn new things, dream BIG, and smile through it all…