College Students – What are you doing for spring break?
My 2 middle sons (Aaron/22 and Ethan/20) are in their final semester towards the completion of their degrees in Exercise Science and are working as personal trainers at a local gym. They were recently discussing the upcoming spring break.
They mentioned how many fellow college students talk about going to Florida – to party.
Instead, Ethan asked my advice about attending a training seminar: How to Win Friends and Influence People – in Business. Aaron quickly jumped on board.
You can imagine how excited and proud I was to hear this!
The reason. They realize the value of interpersonal management skills. That is, to develop new personal training clients and manage their existing clients they need to be extremely effective at engaging with and influencing people of all ages, backgrounds, professions (blue and white collar) and levels (individual contributors to corporate executives).
More importantly, they are willing to invest their own money to attend this high-end training! Because this seminar happens to be in San Francisco there are 5 days of travel-related costs. So, this is not an inexpensive endeavor. However, it is a significant investment in their future.
So, after a couple of days discussion (and only a little help from me 🙂 ) they are signed up and ready to go!
To ensure they don’t miss out on seeing a little of the San Francisco area they are staying a day beyond the seminar’s completion. I’ve suggested they visit Half Moon Bay which, if you haven’t visited, absolutely blows the mind with its magnificent views, vistas, cliffs and beaches. I hope they get a chance to experience that!
In closing, college students…You are encouraged to strongly consider how you invest (or burn) your time for spring break. Yes, it is important to take a break from the grind (a.k.a., the same ole same ole). Investing in a training program that will quickly catapult you to the next level in your career is a great alternative. The sooner you develop critical skills (that aren’t typically covered in college) the more quickly you’ll realize the income you desire which results in increased flexibility to experience the many opportunities through-out the world.
Reminds me of a quote…
Do what you MUST as quickly as possible, so you can do what you WANT for as long as possible.
Mixing in a little travel to a new destination is icing on the cake.
p.s. If you are in need of a personal trainer, and you live/work in Southern NH / Northern MA, contact a professional: one of my son’s. You will not be disappointed.
Aaron Bailey – Fitness by Design 603-718-2269
Ethan Bailey – Choice Fitness 603-545-9870