This week’s theme: Choosing Extraordinary
You have a choice to be extraordinary.
But what does it mean to be extraordinary? It means that you are the best at what you do, that you have distinction, and that you bring something unique and special to your work.
Choosing to be extraordinary is something that’s all about you and your own journey. The first step is to think about what it means for you and how you want to live your life. The next step is to start taking steps towards making your dreams a reality. It’s important to remember that being extraordinary doesn’t mean being perfect but living a life of distinction and joy.
This idea of Choosing Extraordinary is a motto at High Point University and only one of our topics today. Others include risk, faithful courage, dealing with naysayers, failure, and the influence his mother had on his decisions. His story is inspiring and is a call for you too to be extraordinary!
From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts, and Achieve Success
This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories, use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump-start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today marks a very productive and inspired talk about choosing extraordinary in our life’s journey.
Dr. Nido Qubein
Dr. Nido Qubein serves as the president of High Point University where, even in the middle of the Great Recession, he increased enrollment by 250%, grew net assets from $56M to almost a billion dollars, created seven new academic schools – most recently adding the Workman School of Dental Medicine, and attracted $500 million in philanthropic investments. His family is among the institution’s most generous donors.
He came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His inspiring life story is one filled with adversity and abundance. It is through the lens of his life accomplishments, that one appreciates his current role as an educator, philanthropist, and passionate advocate for the development of our future leaders.
Prior to his role as High Point University president, Dr. Qubein rose to prominence as an internationally known author and consultant. He serves on the corporate boards of several Fortune 500 companies including Truist, the 6th largest bank in the nation, La-Z-boy, and Savista. Qubein is also executive chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Company
He is inducted into the Horatio Alger Association for Distinguished Americans, along with Oprah Winfrey and Colin Powell. He is also the recipient of the DAR Americanism Award and, along with four U.S. presidents, the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Dr. Qubein has been recognized as both the Citizen of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year in his home city of High Point. Most recently, he was named the Honorary Chairman for the internationally recognized PGA Wyndham Championship.
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