Can you believe it is already mid-October? I hope you are all getting your Halloween prep on, are into your post-summer grooves and are gracefully embracing the fall.
For a mid-month pick me up, I want to share an email I recently received from someone I’ve never met. Her message absolutely made my drop a few tears (power tears of course :-)) and has been one of the best emails I’ve received. Note, I asked her if it was ok to share.
Check out the email below and you will understand.
—Beginning of Email I received—-
I hope this message finds you well. It’s not often we thank the people who have influenced a certain part of our lives, unbeknownst to them. Therefore, I wanted to write this message to say thank you for the indirect role you have played in my life.
I’m a recent graduate of the SDA Bocconi MBA Program. Back in 2012, I came across an article you were featured in for Essence Magazine. At the time, I was working in music, but wanted to get back into the fashion industry (I studied fashion communications during undergrad) and was also considering going back to school to pursue an MBA.
Your interview made me realize that I could combine both my interest in fashion with my desire to pursue an MBA, with the new knowledge that there were business schools with streams in luxury business management.
Fast forward to August 2015 where a new experience began for me in Milan, in which I was accepted into the Luxury Business Management track as part of the SDA Bocconi MBA.
The following summer I received the amazing opportunity to intern at the LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics HQ in Milan and now I am commencing my third week within the Trade Marketing team. I’m not sure what path I would be on right now had I not come across that article, but I am glad I did. So, all this to say thank you.
Thank you for sharing your experience and being a positive influence for a young woman such as myself.
All the best,
—End of Email—
After reading her email, I learned that we shouldn’t forget how powerful our stories might be for others and how big of an impact you can have on someone else’s life without knowing it. We are sooo busy that we forget that our progress is powerful and can inspire others. We also think about all the things we haven’t done instead of all the great things we do.
Lastly, it also reminded me how important it is to take the time to simply drop someone a note to let her/him know how much they inspire you. I’m sure the receiver will be just as grateful as I was. I have made a goal to send a text, voicemail or a quick note at least once a week to someone who has inspired me in any way shape or form. Believe me, I always could use a little motivation to navigate this thing we call life.
Feel free to share how someone inspired you recently in the comment section below!
Thanks so much for reading my much-neglected blog. Stay tuned (but don’t hold your breath) for the next one. 🙂