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Gslis 2010 convocation_keynote

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Gslis 2010 convocation_keynote

  1. 1. Kitty Pope [email_address]
  2. 2. What will sustain your career for the next 20-30 years?
  3. 3. What will keep you focused and moving ahead in tough times?
  4. 4. My answer…. <ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yup”, it’s that simple!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dream big </li></ul><ul><li>Say “yes” every chance you get </li></ul><ul><li>Be a volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Don't shrink from greatness </li></ul><ul><li>Stay connected </li></ul><ul><li>Build a life of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Say “thank you” lots!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dream Big <ul><li>If you can’t dream it, you can’t do it! </li></ul><ul><li>My Inventory Day…September 29 th every year. </li></ul><ul><li>Promise 2 inches farther than you think you can reach. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Say “yes” every chance you get. <ul><li>If you don't say “yes”, how will the story end? </li></ul><ul><li>Say “yes” even when you don’t know the outcome! </li></ul><ul><li>As you get older, “yes” gets tougher! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Be a volunteer… <ul><li>At work and in the community, </li></ul><ul><li>volunteering opens doors. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering helps you change </li></ul><ul><li>directions and explore new paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering builds job satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>and will put a smile on your face. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Don’t shrink from greatness
  10. 10. Stay connected <ul><li>F to F time is really important! </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation breeds discontent. </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn more in the staff room and in the bar than at any workshop! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Build a life of innovation <ul><li>Innovation is all about having the courage to say “yes” and the willingness to hear “no”. </li></ul><ul><li>You need: </li></ul><ul><li>talent and an inquisitive mind </li></ul><ul><li>team support </li></ul><ul><li>discipline and tenacity </li></ul><ul><li>a great sense of humor! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Say “thank you” lots ! <ul><li>Nothing opens doors like a simple “thank you”. </li></ul>
  13. 13. It’s all about passion!
  14. 14. Passion for your work…
  15. 15. Passion for your life!
  16. 16. You can go with a bang or a whimper!!
  17. 17. <ul><li>Plan for the fun </li></ul><ul><li>You can laugh and still be professional! </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the good times </li></ul><ul><li>so you can get through the bad times! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Everyone's fun is different….
  19. 23. <ul><li>Live with passion </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the journey with loads </li></ul><ul><li>of laughter and fun </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>Dream big </li></ul><ul><li>Say “yes” every chance you get </li></ul><ul><li>Be a volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Don't shrink from greatness </li></ul><ul><li>Stay connected </li></ul><ul><li>Build a life of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Say “thank you” lots! </li></ul>
  21. 25. Today you’ve made your family proud, now do the same for us!!

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