President Steve G. Pickelmann - May

Hello fellow Michigan Jaycees,

I’m really hoping that our weather warms up soon, so that all of our festivals and our trip to Mackinac Island will be a little bit more enjoyable.  We are officially 1/3 of the way through this year, and it seems like only yesterday we just ringing in the New Year!.

I am sure that you have had to do something so far this year that was outside of your comfort zone.  No matter what it is, there is most likely some fear that has come along with it.  For me, public speaking has been the biggest obstacle to hurdle.  Taking on a leadership role within our organization will ensure that you step outside of your comfort zone.  Whether it is a board position or being a chairperson for a project, you will undoubtedly have something come up that will make you a little uncomfortable.

Seize these opportunities, so that you will have personal growth.  We are all a little bit different.  Some of us love to speak publicly.  Some of us love to recruit new members.  Some of us love to go over chapter plans and analyze the data.  As you are going through this year, make sure to take time to cherish everything that comes along the way.  Take the time to learn new skills, and also to help others learn the skills you have.

“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end...because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !  Make an attempt.” - Manoj Arora

In Jaycees,
Steven G. Pickelmann
92nd President
Michigan Junior Chamber


May Michigander