As the month starts to wind down, the more excited I become. No, it is not because of warmer weather approaching. It's not because it is closer to my birthday. It is simply because of the intern I will teach and mentor. This is something I have been looking forward to since I started here at the farm. I am excited to share my experiences to another individual who is seeking to grow and learn. I have always been the type of person who wants to help and teach, and since I have learned so much here already, I am pumped to pass along my knowledge to someone who is what I once was, and that's seeking guidance. The book I am currently reading ( 7 habits of highly effective people) talks about steps into teaching. There are going to be times to where teaching becomes frustrating. As in, heat of the moment scenarios, I have to remember to stay patient, and calm. My focus is to teach them the right way and not my way.
"The best way to learn is to teach" - Willie Grubaugh
This statement I hear a lot is basically imbedded into my brain. Which honestly is a good thing, it makes sense, and I have experienced this first hand. Being able to teach young minds is going to be a great asset not only for this company, but most importantly, the interns will leave here with experiences schools do not teach. That's the goal here, and that's what puts us above the rest in my opinion. This system works, put trust into it, I am a prime example of the success into this program. I found a video of myself a few months ago talking to a friend, trying to be funny. My goodness!! I cringed the entire time I watched. The vocabulary, the lack of intelligence, the run on words that made absolutely no sense. You would have though I came from a van down by the river. ( yes this is a Chris Farley reference) The way I want to teach these interns is exactly this. I want to show them the old me, I want to show them how my blogs started off. I am not ashamed, I am proud of the journey I have traveled to get to where I am, and I am not even close to being finished. I have a lot more room to grow, it doesn't stop here, it only becomes better.