Member Spotlight Leslie Lewis

Member Spotlight Leslie Lewis

Supervisor, Inside Sales | UPS

When was the last time you tried something new? What was it? 

Recently, I’ve been practicing calligraphy. Put on a good movie, grab a glass of wine and it’s even more enjoyable! In a world where we are bombarded daily with information and distractions (emails, texts, phone calls, appointments, etc.), it’s nice to block that all out and just have “me time”. It’s almost therapeutic. Improvement on my skills, however, takes a back seat to enjoyment.

What makes you smile? 

Meeting people and having deep conversations about life knowing that I will probably never see this person again, but the experience is embedded in my memory forever... Also, Smiling at strangers on the street for no apparent reason and seeing them come to life. Sometimes they smile back in the biggest confusion, because they think they forgot who I am and start to try to remember my name... Really messes with people and I love it!

If you were to teach someone one thing, what would you teach?

Humility. “Being humble means that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” – Gordon B. Hinckley. As a young person, humility is one of the most important things you can develop.  Being humble makes you a better person, a better student and a better teammate.

What do you “owe” yourself?

To never settle for less than my full potential. If Larry Page and Sergey Brin believed they had finished reaching their potential when Google mastered web searching, then we would never have Gmail, Google Translate, or Google SELF-DRIVING CARS!!!

What motivates you to be your best? 

My passion, desire and maybe even a healthy “fear factor”. It’s like I have a fear of failure - It’s just not an option. I’m also confident in myself and believe in myself. You have to know you are the best, to be the best with anything you take on in life. It also helps to know that I have such an amazing network of friends and family there to catch me if I do fall.

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