by Teresa Amador Gallagher | November 9, 2013 12:01 am
Over 180 members of the Young Catholic Professionals group came out on the second Tuesday in October, to the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas, for a great event with CEO John Williams. Mr. Williams, who has been an entrepreneur in various businesses since he graduated with his MBA from Stanford University, spoke to the group about the lessons he has learned for true success in entrepreneurship. He focused throughout on the importance of passion and determination in achieving goals, and attendees took away these three lessons:
Though not all young professionals are called to be entrepreneurs, we are all called to take up our place working with and serving the Church, which can often entail some of the same sacrifices of time, passion, and determination in producing fruit. Both Mr. Williams and the group’s chaplain encouraged guests to take this challenge to prayer and ask God where He wants them to build his Church. At the beginning of each Executive Speaker Series, attendees write their names and professions on nametags they wear for the event. Father Benjamin Ciepley challenged the group—what would you have to write, if you put down not just your profession, but also your role in serving the Holy Catholic Church?
Teresa Amador Gallagher is a Management Associate for Young Catholic Professionals, a 501(c)(3) which encourages young adults working in various professions to “Work in Witness for Christ.” Learn how to bring YCP to your city at www.youngcatholicprofessionals.org. Read a recent interview with the group’s Executive Director at http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/young-catholic-professionals-on-a-mission/
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