It is true that experience comes with time, but at 24 I have experienced hardships, failures, achievements, and life lessons that go beyond the restriction of age. The sharing of experience is key to bettering connections to other people and creating a safer, more transparent dialogue about topics and issues that impact societies around the world. Unfortunately, politics doesn't create the greatest platform to have practical dialogue or sometimes any dialogue. The political climate of today is incredibly divisive, but there is hope. My approach to politics, policy, and public administration is pragmatic, or doing what is necessary and/or sufficient to fix issues and better society in the long-term, rather than the temporary fixes that only last a few years. Being pragmatic is about being proactive, by tackling issues from the roots before the issues becomes crises. The same philosophy can be applied to personal development and growth. There is no doubt that life is tough, and there is no simple, straight path/road. We face moral dilemmas and choices everyday, but being proactive and practical can help you reduce crises and issues that may develop.
My business is people, through their stories and their responses to situations. As a leader, I have a strong desire to help others through our shared human experiences. It is through this connection that I develop compassion, empathy, and a sense of purpose in the world. I want to share my experiences, reflections, and lessons that I have learned to help people understand their own situations and the world around them.
One of the core principles of the Boy Scouts of America is service to others. So when I entered college I majored in Political Science, and when I transferred to the College of Charleston I continued the major and picked up the concentration of politics, philosophy, and law to gain an understanding of how to help people through public policy and administration.
Integrity comes from a strong moral compass. In 2011, I took an oath when I was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at my Court of Honor. An oath where I continually reaffirm that I stay faithful to the three promises of the Scout Oath, be responsible as an Eagle, make my training an example, and make my status and my influence count strongly for better citizenship in my community and in my contacts with other people.