When I look back over the early years of my life, two things stand out that contributed to my college years being more than just going to school and studying. The first was the opportunity I had for my five years in college to sing and play guitar in a rock ‘n roll band. Not only was that a lot of fun, but it allowed me to make enough money to buy a brand new car when I was only 18 years old.
The second was being in a fraternity for the years I was in college. To this day, I am still in communication with many of my fraternity brothers and I have many fond memories of the things that went down during those years.
It is because of this later experience that I am truly excited to be able to contribute this coming Saturday to my fraternity’s western region conclave being held on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. My fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, has become one of the largest college fraternities and has chapters on campuses all around the world. This conclave will attract 6 – 800 college students from up and down the west coast.
I will be heading up a Career Panel from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. and will have the first 30 minutes to present to the students in attendance the essence of my Roadmap to Success program. What’s so exciting about this for me is that the vast majority of students who graduate from our colleges either have no idea what they want to do with their lives or, more importantly, have no idea of the power they have to do whatever they might want to do.
The heart and soul of the Roadmap to Success program is that all the power that ever was and ever will be is in each of us right now and, because of that, we have the same ability as anyone who has ever lived to create anything we can believe about ourselves. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about what it will be like to share this message with hundreds of college students ready to make their way in the world. I’ll let you know next week how it goes.