Last night, my student invited me to attend an event on campus with award-winning poet Kwame Alexander. During the Q&A, a student asked about the best professional advice he’d ever received.
Kwame said to surround yourself with the right people who help you say “yes!” to life. He told a story of a friend who brought him down, who didn’t believe in him, and who didn’t encourage him. This advice really seemed to resonate with the students as he reiterated the importance of “finding the right squad” and spending time with people who are invested in you becoming the best version of yourself. Wise words from a wise poet!