More than anything, I believe perspective is a person's greatest advantage and disadvantage in life. I want to help people shift their perspectives so that they can be happier and more fulfilled with their work and the way they spend their time.
How I strive to achieve this.
Tell the truth, to myself as well as others. Relationships that aren't built on authenticity won't last. To find and share meaningful perspectives, I must be forthright about who I am and what matters to me.
Exercise the freedom to follow my gut. If I care about something, I must make time for it—I don't view it as a choice. Forfeiting what matters to me is the best way to lose the energy that makes living and learning exciting.
Experiment when faced with the unknown. I'll never know everything, but I have the opportunity to learn more every day. Trying new things is essential for me to gain experience, even if the outcome is less than favorable; regretting not trying is worse than failing.
Lead by example. When I encounter people who collide with my values, I've found that being true to myself is the best gift I can give another. Behaving as I expect them to behave has yielded a far greater impact than debating their logic.