Where am I Going? How do I Get There? A Talk in Public Recreation and Youth Camping Megan Owens PhD Student, University of Illinois The world is full of negative as well as positive, whichever you direct your focus to, so shall your world become. - Abhishek Tiwari Dream Job vs. Your First Job Average 4.4 years in a job 15 – 20 jobs over lifetime Consider the difference between a bad situation & an imperfect job EVERY ONE OF US ALONE HAS THE POWER TO DIRECT THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES BY CHOOSING WHAT ACTIONS WE WILL OR WON’T TAKE. YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE. - SARAH MOORES Say Yes More You can always learn something! Builds your credibility Volunteer before being asked A BEND IN THE ROAD IS NOT THE END OF THE ROAD…UNLESS YOU FAIL TO MAKE THE TURN. - UNKNOWN Encountering Conflict Administration, your staff, participants, parents Be aware Playing the game Never burn bridges Don’t run from it, address it, & see it through! COMPLACENCY IS LIKE SLEEPING WITH A HIPPOPOTAMUS; IT’S NICE & COOL & COMFORTABLE FOR AWHILE, BUT IT EVENTUALLY ROLLS OVER & CRUSHES YOU. - ANONYMOUS Strive for Improvement Personally & professionally Knowledge is power…use it wisely Make yourself valuable Do right by other people How you get where you’re going? Start somewhere Always be open to learning Don’t be afraid of making mistakes Get to know yourself Keep in touch with RPTA Good Luck!!!!