Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. ~ Roger Babson
by Pete Ferguson
This morning I am preparing for a conversation I will have with my colleagues and peers at an industry luncheon. The topic is human interaction.
To prepare for my presentation, I was going over the eulogies written for someone who gave the gift of time to thousands - Calvin Blossom. Cal died in March of this year, but his gift continues to bless those who stop to remember him.
I spent most of my 20s lost and wondering what I should be. I spent most of my 30s dreaming of what I could be. I'm so far investing my 40s enjoying who I am and the lives of those around me.
As I was reading over the notes from Calvin's funeral, I recalled what his brother had said about him. Cal had been successful in business on several occasions. When his brother found out he was going to work for us at eBay, he asked Cal in what position, "Vice President?" - "no, replied Calvin, as a security officer." When asked why, Cal replied "It is is time to give."
For many of you graduating high school or college, becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg is quite appealing. We all want the ideas in our heads to go on and be successful. Recognition, praise, fame and fortune are all great things.