One of the most humbling experiences of my life was randomly running into 3 of my students at a conference in NYC.
We were at a rooftop bar for a networking event, and I had gone to shake hands. As I walked towards a group, wearing my branded shirt, they turned to stare at me. While I couldn’t tell what they were saying to each other, I knew they were talking about me. Was it good? Bad? Only one way to find out: go so hello.
“Hi, I’m Christophe. How’s it going?”
“No way!” one of them said
“I recognize his voice!” another one said as he bumped the arm of his friend standing next to him.
This was the first time I had ever met my students in person, so I had no idea how to react. They went on and on talking about how I had helped them get their jobs, or helped them get promotions and raises.
It was a surreal experience that I will never forget.
Why am I sharing this story?
Because most of us go through life trying to find our calling. For me, it was trying to find a career that would be intensely interesting, while putting me in positions of always learning, yet also helping others in the process.
It didn’t dawn on me until that evening that I had found a calling that checked all three of those boxes! I wasn’t just creating training material (and learning a boatload in the process). I was helping other people learn and, as a result, changing their lives for the better.
Ask any other person who has created training content for a while, and they’ll share similar stories.
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