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Be the example you want to see. Whatever industry you are in, you can create change. If you feel there are not enough women – be the woman. If you feel there are not enough people of color – be the person to represent for others. If you feel there are not enough millennials – be the millennial others can look up to. And if you feel there is no leader – be the leader. Lead from the front so those following will know what they are supposed to do. The difference between success and failure is equivalent to the difference between hot water and boiling water; it is only 1 degree of difference.

In order to be the best at your craft, you have to be willing to work and put in the 10,000 hours necessary for mastery. It may seem like it’s mundane and that it is taking too long to see progress…until you look up a few years from where you started and realize that everything is different. Reflect on your past…to appreciate your present…to elevate your future. Have faith and patience in the process.

CM