My favorite quote, and one that I hold near and dear to my heart, is: Know something about everything and everything about something.
People I know have said this quote fits me very well.
I don’t know where I originally found it, or who even came up with it. Yet I have found it is a huge help and prompter. It helps when networking and meeting clients for the first time to be able to find something to relate to. A couple of times I gave presentations where I was able to find a connection with members of the audience. It helps.
Academic focused as I am, it’s not only about academics. It’s about getting out and living your life. One summer I took a beginner sailing class. I try to find people and groups who do things differently than I do. I go to different types of events. I try as much as I can to get out of my “comfort zone.”
Life is for living and knowing as much as you can about it. Go for it.