Many of us were taught focusing on ourselves is “selfish,” and focusing on others, even at our own expense, is “righteous” — But, that’s a little wacky, backwards (and) flipped.
“(In 2012) After a lot of anti-Latino, anti-immigrant rhetoric happening at the state level it was difficult for me to want to stay here, in a community that did not make me feel welcome, that did not make me feel like I belonged and that worked really hard to make me feel like I was an ‘other’… My manager at the time sat me down and said ‘You can leave, you can decide to leave, so many people get frustrated with Arizona and they leave. Or, you can stay here and you can be part of the change.’”
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“I’ve always been hungry for knowledge from people who have been successful,” explains CEO of Bayless Integrated Healthcare, located in Phoenix. Throughout the pandemic, Bayless built his company into one of only 13 accredited telehealth providers in America. He also reached executive status in his twenties. What’s his secret? The right mentor. “Anyone in any pursuit of excellence should be seeking a mentor, someone who can guide them on that pursuit,” says Bayless. Watch the full episode of Arizona Achievers to find out how Bayless grew his company and enriched his career with the help of mentors.
Shawn Pearson is the founder of Zion Institute in South Phoenix. She founded her organization in 2001 to help break the cycles of poverty. Part