We asked some of the brightest folks from within the community to reflect back on their days in school and to share with us a story of when they learned a particularly important or impactful lesson. We’ve shared highlights below.
Larry Miller Jr
During my graduate program at Full Sail University, where I worked on my Media Design Masters, I gathered many tips and tricks when using programs such as photoshop, illustrator, and premiere pro. Out of all the tips that were given by instructors one stood out to me personally and has guided me since, in providing quality business to numerous amount of small businesses or entrepreneurs around the Dallas, TX metroplex. The one skill I still use till this day to help me keep sane is “file organization”. Read more>>
As a young monk in the construction department, I frequently performed small chores around the monastery buildings. The structure was solid but the surfaces needed tending to. I painted regularly, and tended to the small upkeep of the windows, doors, hallways and back maintenance areas. It was a peaceful experience that I began to perform without hesitation, but I also didn’t see my menial chores and tasks as profound. That is, until an older monk explained my red paint bucket. Read more>>
The impact you leave on others through your experiences when encountering them are super important and have lasting effects. OK, so picture this, I’m in high school, working hard, participating in after school programs from Student Government, Prom Committee, Student Worker, Drama Club, etc. to eventually becoming a full time employee immediately after graduation. I went from being a student to now becoming coworkers with my teachers, principals and other staff members. Read more>>
The lesson I learned while in undergrad was that your brand is more important than anything. How people view you, the respect level they have for you, and your integrity is very critical to your success. I was able to lead effectively, build teams, connect various groups and make positive results based off the brand that I built on campus. Read more>>