The Truth About Those Business Sharks
You know what’s been a pleasant surprise? To be proven wrong by people in the Business World.
I went straight from high school into post-secondary—studied English Literature—then straight into the teaching program, and then straight into the classroom. For 25 years of my life I only traveled in artistic and educational circles.
Now, I often feel like I got plopped into some foreign land. I don’t know anything about business.
And I have been so amazed at how welcoming the locals are. I expected “sharks,” but thus far, no one’s bit me. I cannot begin to describe how uncomfortable it has been: to take risks, to be vulnerable, to learn a new language, navigate a new space—and to have been met time and time again with people who are just plain nice has been such an unexpected treat.
It’s good to have the cynicism kicked out of you.
Who knows? Things could change. I could look back on this and think, “Gosh, was I naive.” But let the record show that at this point in time, people of the Business World have been willing to help, shown us patience, and care beyond “making money.”
They strive to be difference makers. And that’s a group I’m happy to be a part of.