Help and develop people.
My great day at work is when I walk into a branch and my team and our customers are happy and engaging. When I see and hear my team going above and beyond for our customers and each other. When my associates are able to help our customers with their financial problems and dreams. When I see creativity and simplicity with my team, focusing on helping people and achieving our financial goals as a company. That in return is a win win for everyone.
Here's the first step for college students
High School and College is important but you don't have to have a lot of money to have a great education and a successful and happy career. Networking , having a solid group of friends that positively influence you is important. You will be noticed if you always give your best and do the right thing no matter what. Nothing comes easy but the feeling you get after your accomplishments, is priceless. Stay true to yourself. By the way, no one is perfect. Control your destiny.
"You have an accent, you won't make it. You are not from here, you are not corporate material - (I still don't know what they meant) - you are too nice, you didn't go to school here it will be hard, you are not political, you are too funny, you are too serious, etc."