Awesome Washingtonian of the Day Sept 23, 2010
September 23, 2010 31 Comments
Name: Erik M. Hicks
Live In: Washington, D.C.
Originally From: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Operations Manager for a Environmental Services Company / Public Speaker “Loving Life 24./7” “Let’s Go! Make It Happen”
What I love about DC most:I Love the diversity and opportunities in the Nations Capitol. Everyone no matter where they are from in the world wants to visit DC to see where decisions are made that effect the world. We have the POTUS, Senate, Congress and Headquarters of every major government agency based here which makes this city the hub of the world. Every single day there are fundraisers, events, socials, and news being made here. You can be on top of the world one day here and on the bottom within the same day. DC will embrace you as one of it’s own for it’s a forgiving city where everyone has something to offer. You can visit historic places, embassy’s, museums and meet the policy makers in a small local venue all in the same day.
My favorite Music Video: Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”
About Me: I grew up in the DC (DMV) where I started young in my volunteering and mentoring. My first volunteer work was with the local county firefighter services at the tender age of 16. I entered the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers and traveled the world after school. This enable me to meet so many phenomenal people who are friends still today. I started public speaking before it was to the level of today when I was stationed in Asia. After leaving the military I became a State Trooper working in the DMV with the interdiction team. Again, I met so many phenomenal people who guided me toward my present being. My thinking directed me to work for a German Company which again had me traveling. Along the way, I continued to volunteer, speak and always missed the DMV. The world is such a beautiful place and I still miss “Home” right here in the DMV. In my travels, I was offered an opportunity to stay local and continue my work in the Environmental Services. Not only did this allow me to focus on mentoring, speaking and volunteering. It allowed me to enjoy watching the Redskins, Capitols, Wizards, Mystics, Orioles, Nationals and the local sports teams. It also enabled time for all of the foundations, organizations and fundraisers that I enjoy being a part of. My Love for Life motivated me to reach deep inside for that intestinal fortitude need to keep motivated and motivate others. My motto, Loving Life 24/7! Make It Happen? and I’m Making It Happen!
Personally: I believe that everything happens for a reason. We may never understand the why…It’s more important to know that it is and Make It Happen! So many focus on the day you enter the world and fear the day they leave this earth. We should focus on what we do between these dates for that is what make you LEGEND! Pay it Forward! Karma is Real! If you can “Make It Happen” in D.C. you can “Make It Happen” anywhere!
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