That was something I wanted to change because in order to look at the bigger picture, the smaller pieces must also be recognized. It was my first time as a leader as well as being in charge of 130 members. I tried to work with and gave my attention to each individual because they do matter, which helped the group progressed so much. The responsibilities continue to increase as the pressures of being a perfect leader begin to evolve. I was worried that people were criticizing me or blaming me for any small mistakes that I might make, but I realized that I was still a member of the band who was given a leadership position to inspire people with encouragements and positivity.
Once I started playing, I found it nearly impossible to stop and would continues to play for hours. A while after that I started to venture out and start writing my own songs. I don’t believe that I can think of a better way to express myself than through writing my own music. After a long or bad day, there is no feeling that is better than to be able to sit down, relax, and write about it. Music has impacted my life greatly so far.
Dr. Dre: The perseverance of a great Producer When I was younger, I always knew I had a talent and passion for music especially in the audio production field of music. I started my career off by enrolling at Full Sail University to obtain my goal and achieve all the skills necessary to follow the dream I love. Focusing on one professional I admire I’ve dived in deep and researched an abundance amount of information, and applied it to lessons that can come toward my own success. The role model I have chosen today is Dr. Dre. The reason I’ve picked Dr. Dre is because throughout his life, he has had some troubles that has waken him up from reality to prove that he is one of the greatest producers in life.
The only way I think my experience could have been improved was if we were able to go out in the field more towards the end of the semester. In the beginning case managers took interns with them in the field quite often, but towards the end they stopped asking us to go. Being a hands-on learner, it is hard for me to learn by just doing the same repetitive stuff in the office so I would have much rather been out in the field more than in the office. I would recommend DFCS as an excellent place to intern. Interns at DFCS gain valuable hands on experience both in the office and the community that translates into a well-rounded learning experience.
TRAIT APPRAOCH In order to determine the causes of what made certain individuals great leaders, several leadership traits were studied. They focused on the innate abilities and qualities possessed by leader. The theories that were developed were called “great man” theories which suggest that leaders are born to be a leader. In case of Donald J. Trump he was born in business family I already mentioned above, his father was also real estate businessman. He has a lot of good innate characteristics which could make anyone successful but it wasn’t enough.
These assumptions were general and focused on my persona based on the song that played. To my surprise, my peers’ assessment of my personality through the song was fairly accurate: a person that believed in himself, depressed at one point in my life, determined and kept note of my progress in life. I do believe in myself because my accomplishments of the past has shown me that I can be successful through hard work. I was depressed at one point of my life, but overcoming the depression had made me more determined to succeed. And of course, like the song’s overarching message of reflection, I do like to keep in touch of my progress through life.
I wish not to base my level of successfulness on the amount of money I earn or receive, but on the amount of heart I give to others and my work. Over the next thirty years my success will be reflected by a number of significant milestones that will lead me into a career in the music industry. The hard work and values my Ghanaian immigrant parents instilled in me has led to my academic success as I was constantly reminded of the value of education. Pushed to do better everyday, my parents were successfully able to build up a strong work ethic in me. That work ethic has been reflected through academic letters, band letters, placement in debate meets, leadership positions, and scholarships earned in high school.
The National Honor Society is a top-notch group that many want to be part of, but for all of the wrong reasons. There are many traits one needs to successfully participate in the group; Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. During the course of my life, I dedicated it to learning new subjects and striving for top marks in my classes. Learning is an immense passion of mine that will continue to thrive. Throughout the years, I observed that certain people led their group to the correct path.
Though I am thankful for everything that has happened to me in my life. I believe that everything happens for a reason. Accepting that the life I was used to living wasn’t ever going to be the same anymore was actually quite depressing at first. All I could think about was everything I wasn’t going to be able to do anymore, no more staying out late, no more spontaneous concert trips, no more being careless and reckless. What made my situation a little less depressing was that I wasn’t alone.
Before interning with DFCS I would not have described myself as someone lacking confidence, rather someone who just needed to realize their full potential. Interning with DFCS brought that out in me. At first I was very scared and nervous because I did not want to do something wrong or mess up, but as the weeks went by my confidence grew tremendously. Through the weeks and months interning at DFCS it also became clear that my supervisors trusted me more. The confidence they had in me boosted my confidence in that I knew that if they thought I could handle something that I could handle it.