SC Upstate Professional Development Mixer


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2/17/2015
From the end of January to the beginning of March, several Region II Professionals chapters held professional development mixers. On March 3rd, South Carolina Upstate Professionals held their mixer with a guest speaker, Dr. Tyrone Washington.  
 
Guest Speaker: DR. Tyrone Washington
Interesting quotes to takeaway:
-“If you don’t learn to celebrate yourself no one else will. People will not treat you better than you treat yourself. Speak well of yourself.”
-“Never settle for the status quo, innovation and breakthrough rarely occur within comfort zones. No matter what, you are leaving a legacy for someone to follow. Make your path one worth following.”
-Professional (pro-fess-tion-al)
                  Pro- above, greater than, higher than, transcend
                  phes- to confess, profess, to speak or say
                  tion- ability or authority to do/be
                  al- being, person
-“Professional- One who has the ability or authority to speak themselves above and transcend. (a circumstance, situation, problem. Etc.)”
-“Communication is key! You are often judged and known by your ability to speak and to communicate an idea.”
-“Change your mindset from being the problem solver to being the solution provider. Then shift from being the one who has a solution to actually you, in and of yourself, being the solution.”
- “Stop competing with your peers. In life we all have different skill sets and we are all running different races with different purposes. Apples to apples will get you beat. “
-“You are your only competition. Know that. Feel that. Improve yourself, and then improve those around you.”
-“One must listen in order to respond, however one must truly hear in order to learn and consequently the knowledge gained through learning allows one to react.”
-“Affect your environment differently by reacting differently, which is done by having a different or more extensive knowledge base.”
-“Don’t tell me what you are going to do/going to be. Who are you now? What have you done? Pick your words wisely and take your thoughts captive.”
-“Be tangible. We are not superman, 10 feet tall, or bulletproof. And that is okay. Transparency and accountability makes you real, relatable, and personable. These are necessary traits to build trust and respect.”
-“Find your why. Find your purpose.”