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From Collegiate National President Toby Neal
Happy Holidays FBLA Collegiate,
In this season of giving, gratitude, and celebration, make sure to spend time
with those who matter most to you and relish the moments you experience.
Take time to say thank you to those who have helped you along your journey
and always remember to give back, just like others have given to you. That is
what this holiday season is all about. I know I am grateful for all of you, and
I am so proud of all you have already accomplished and all you will achieve
this year.
Speaking of this program year, I cannot believe that it is already
halfway over! So much happened this fall for FBLA Collegiate. We hosted
two successful Career Connections Conferences in Des Moines, Iowa and
Charlotte, North Carolina, and I want to thank everyone who attended,
volunteered, judged, and presented for helping to make them such a success.
Seeing all of you engage is such a rewarding experience, and it is why I
do what I do. You are the heart of our organization, and growing into future business leaders
alongside you is one of the best parts of my role.
Looking ahead to the new year, FBLA's favorite time is approaching... FBLA Week! Join
us from February 11-17 as we celebrate all things FBLA during Career and Technical Education
Month. Each day, the National Officer Teams will be offering a wide range of programming
for you to engage, learn, and have fun. So, make sure to join us every day of FBLA Week as we
celebrate this wonderful organization!
As we move into a new calendar year, I want to leave you with a final thought and a challenge;
consider it a New Year's resolution challenge! In life, I find that we often get so distracted by all
the busy things we find ourselves doing that we lose sight of who we are and why we are doing
whatever it is that we are doing. This new year, I want you to reflect on your purpose and passions
and use them to help center yourself on your path forward, and, if you have not figured them out
yet, take this year to do just that. Find out who you are, what kind of leader you are meant to be,
and what it is you were placed on this planet to do. Once you figure that out, I want you to strive
to live authentically as who you are. Remember, in this world, there will always be someone who
has the same degree or the same job as you, but there will only ever be one YOU. So don't try and
fit in... stand out!
Wishing you all the happiest of holidays,
Toby Neal
Collegiate National President
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