What are some accomplishments of The Scheme Team? And where do you see its future?
One of the biggest accomplishments is our sustainability and continuous improvements. What I’m most proud of is how adaptable we are to serve our community; from our ability to tell the stories of Schemers across the United States through our #SchemerHighlights, interact with our community in a unique way with our #SchemeReads book club, or to plan and execute some pretty impressive experiences (if I do say so myself).
The ability to bring together young professionals who are really grinding and motivated in many different industries, from numerous locations, and a plethora of backgrounds together to network, forge new relationships, and have a fun time doing it is my favorite thing to see.
I describe a Mindshift as a moment in time, where one realizes, there is more to life than what society has told. Can you describe your Mindshift moment?
This is a great question, I actually had to sit and think for a while. I would say that I have had many “mini-mindshifts” but the biggest mindshift I had was when I was studying at Georgia Tech. I was involved in entirely too many campus organizations, I was interning and working two campus jobs, President of my campus Fraternity, and pursuing one of Georgia Tech’s toughest majors.
I had a breakdown that was rough. Many didn’t notice or see it, but I was averaging maybe three hours of sleep a night and was bogged down by loads of stress. That’s when I realized I didn’t have to do everything, solve every problem, or be too consumed by my resume. I realized the power of saying no, the importance of only committing to what you’re passionate about and that life is too short to let stress get the best of you. The rest is history.