It was just about 2 years ago this week that I received my acceptance letter to graduate school at the University of Nevada, Reno. I was accepted in the EMBA program and I decided to go for it, because that’s how I roll.
Honestly I had no clue what kind of knowledge and growth the next two years would offer me. I have been able to dig down and learn a lot about myself and others. I also had the pleasure of working with world class faculty and students. This was truly a once in a lifetime educational experience.
The journey through graduate school was long and tedious at times, but it was worth the challenge. I have sacrificed life with family and friends, missed events and said “no I have to study” on more than a few occasions. So now that graduate school is coming to a close I will have more free time. Which means life can go back to business as usual and I get to start sleeping more!
The outlook on life from my perspective, how “business as usual” looks is a bit different today. I have discovered new ways of thinking about management, marketing and strategy. I have developed great friendships with my fellow cohorts. I have even embarked on mission to launch a li-ion battery start-up. My career path and business skills have changed as a direct result of business graduate school.
Over the last few months, I have been able to share with you some my personal thoughts on start-ups leadership, management, motivation, coaching, balance and reaching goals. This exercise of opening up my skill set and opinions for public consumptions was very interesting and I enjoyed it.
Business as usual does not stop in the work place. Last night I went out with some friends to check out the classic cars at Hot August Nights. This is one of the biggest events in Reno and it was a great opportunity for me to take some photos. Photography is one of the activities that I missed most while studying during graduate school, but last night it was “business as usual.” I tired something new last night, I shot in all Black and White. Please let me know what you think.
Looking forward finishing my MBA is one of the biggest challenges I have ever completed. Because of this educational opportunity I have grown as an entrepreneur, leader and business person. All of my skills are a little more polished and I have picked up many new tools along the way. To me there is nothing more fulfilling than an experience that is humbling and evokes personal growth. Graduate school was a very enlightening and humbling experience for me, which in my eyes are the best kind. I am hoping to continue to blog about my experiences in entrepreneurship, leadership and start-ups as I work diligently with my team at Dragonfly Energy to make our company a success. I promise not to leave out balance and photography, which are even more important now that I have accepted an even bigger challenge, launching a revolutionary tech start-up. Life is Good, be well.