To complete all my daily tasks I have to stay on a schedule. While being a flight attendant allows for a less than normal schedule I still find time to work a part time job, work on my doctorate, and fit time in to train. If you are determined enough you can make anything happen.
I want to share a story about a friend and how he has made changes to his own schedule to reach his personal goals. Korey and I met through the airline several years ago and I have seen his personal growth and it is so inspiring. Korey also works a part time job, serving when he has free time from flying. You may or may not be aware, but as flight attendants there is no normal schedule. One day we can be working a red eye flight from Los Angles back to the East coast and the next day you could be flying 4 flights between Boston and New York. Passengers tend to feel tired from long flights, imagine working those flights and trying not to feel fatigued. After becoming friends with Korey he quickly picked up an interest in going to the gym on a daily basis. We started going to kickboxing classes together in Philly and our friendship budded as we shared so many interests. I’ve seen Korey become so intrigued in his health and fitness routine; joining new gyms, meal prepping, and inspiring others to join him at the gym. Recently, Korey reached out to me recently to talk about online school options. I’m happy to say I got a phone call when he was accepted to Arizona State University for his bachelors of art in Spanish. Korey- I’m so excited for you and I’m looking forward to seeing your journey in academics and fitness.
Korey is just one of my many friends that I can use as an example of how important it is to optimize your schedule. If you want it bad enough you will figure out a way to make it happen. During my master’s program at Full Sail University I learned about Gary Vaynerchuck, he comes from an immigrant family, they eventually bought and ran a wine store in New Jersey and Gary took things to the next level. He incorporated a Youtube wine show and just basically started a hustle. He used what he knew how to do and just kept connecting with people and pushing himself to his limits. Today- Gary is known as serial entrepreneur and internet personality. If you look at some of his videos from years previous versus now its amazing how far hard work can get you. One of my favorite quotes from Gary are,” Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” I urge you to watch some of his videos like- how to live a life of passion.
Looking back on my own life I feel I live a more rewarding life now then ever. No one told me or pushed me to work on my master’s or doctorate. I’m proud of how far I have come academically.You will have those that doubt you or do not understand when you can not hang out because you have to be disciplined to do your homework on a Friday night instead of going out. Trust me it will pay off in the long run. Or maybe you have to say no to drinking because you decided to run a half marathon, marathon, or triathlon. It’s your life and you get to make the decision of how you live it.
Are your going to get out there and push yourself to be the best or just settle for being mediocre?