So today I did something that I hope with make a difference in someone's life. Even if I just touched one person, it was worth it!
I am a college student and I needed a topic for a paper I was writing in my business class...I know it is not the most conventional "business" but I choose SparkPeople. I discussed this with my teacher a few weeks back and he agreed to let me do this particular topic. I was stoked!
Now being somewhat of a procrastinator when it comes to schoolwork, I put it off until the end of last week even though I have known about it for weeks :)
-I started my research. -I outlined it all. -I wrote my paper. -I printed it out. -I then woke up today and remembered that I have to present my topic to the class ---Whoops! Where have I been??? So I put together a brief PowerPoint and figured I would let my passion for SP take over the rest...
I was the 5th person to present. We had to do a minimum of 5 minutes...I think when I finished I had talked for 10-15 minutes!
I asked if anyone had heard of SparkPeople.com and no one had (except my 2 friends who are on here as well!). So I started my presentation and talked about the history of SP, the history of Chris Downie, how the company came about, what the website was, etc. I even pulled up my SparkPeople.com start page and showed them around! I read my status to them as well :) and my teacher got a kick out of it! It reads "TCRADY11 wrote an 8 page paper about SP...I hope the teacher likes it as much as I do!!" It was great!
When I was talking about SP and all the great assets it brings to its members, I had so much to say! I wanted to tell them EVERY little thing about the site. I had so much passion built up that I just wanted to keep talking and talking about it but realized that others still had to present so I talked about my analysis and then wrapped things up.
But I realized something tonight when I was presenting...I may want to do something with my life that has to either do with:
a) public speaking b) motivating others c) certified personal trainer/coach d) helping others e) all of the above rolled into one??
I know I am going to school for business administration but those other areas interest me and I have passion for them as well! It was such an experience to have all these feelings running thru me when I was up there talking about SparkPeople.
I do not know where life will take me or what opportunities will arise but I will be on the lookout to make things happen.
*I want to help others. **I want to "spark" them. ***I want to help them help themselves.
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