Published on July 26th, 2021 | by Five Hundo0
Forrest Walker Conner
Five Hundo Sat down with College Student from Nashville, Tennessee who’s currently enrolled at Senawee College: Forrest Walker Conner
● In today’s fast changing business environment, how do you stay abreast of things?
Our generation is plugged into all things happening thanks to TikTok & Snapchat. We’re on social media pushing for social change and paying attention to whats happening in the world.
● What is your “Why”? Why do you get up in the morning?
As a college student, I’ll admit getting up in the morning is not my strong suit. I will say, though, as I get more serious about my studies and my career opportunities, I do realize how important it is to start the day with a goal in mind. At this point in my life, daily goals are anything from eat healthier and exercise to be an active learner in everything and anything I do that day. Some days that may be more challenging I’ll just tell myself to try to do the very best I can, so I’ll know I did no matter what the outcome.
● In one sentence, what is the most important thing one has to do to be a great leader?
My advisor in High School was an inspiring example of quiet leadership. He listened to me, he advised without lecturing, he pushed me to try things and do things and left me thinking it was my idea all along. He celebrated my successes and was there for me in down times. He inspired me to be better and do better which made me a stronger member of my school community. He made me feel empowered. To me, that is true leadership.
● In one sentence, describe a positive way that technology can make the world a better place?
It helps our generation to stay connected and to speak up faster than ever on things that we are passionate about and can rally faster and in mass than any generation before us.
Increase connectivity across the world and lengthen lifespan.
● In one sentence, tell us how something positive to motivate our readers?
Take today and listen more – actively listen to those around you. Strive for a meaningful take-away from your encounters. Let those around you know you are paying attention and really do it. You will gain so much knowledge and make the other person feel heard and cared for.
● In one sentence, tell us how you start your day to get ready?
A shower and cup of coffee always gets the cobwebs out.
● Describe how you handle rejection and setback?
Handling rejection and setback is one of the hardest yet most important lessons in life and I’m certainly a work in progress. I used to answer rejection and setback with anger. It was a primal response that had no positive result. As I get older I strive to take emotion out of rejection and setback. As hard as that can sometimes be, it gets easier with practice and patience. I’ve learned to be honest about saying I’m disappointed, but also quick to move from a place of emotion to action. I will seek answers to what went wrong – asking the right questions…what should I have done differently? What will I do differently next time? What mentor or mentors in my life could talk this through with me? My end goal is to come away from rejection and setback with knowledge, understanding, and clarity that I will use to face future challenges.
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