In my program ‘MAKE UP YOUR MIND!’ I share advice that I received personally from Tom Perez, the Secretary for the Department of Labor appointed by President Obama. Perez shared with me that when he was in college, he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. Sound familiar to anybody??? But what he did know was what he wanted his legacy to be. He had a brilliant professor who asked him to write his own obituary to better understand how he wanted to be remembered. What would he do with his time here? Who would he be? And to whom would he be this person? With whom? You get the idea.
Long story short, Perez shared with me that when he was in college he never envisioned himself in his current job working for the President of the United States. But it really and truly is his dream job! Perez did not know WHAT he wanted to become, but he did know WHO he wanted to become. And that has made all the difference.
Check out what Tom Perez is up to today and then let me know what you think! I’d love to hear from you.