The NAC ( pronounced: knack) is the National Advisory Board. And if you don't know, it is sorta really big deal. This past week was their Conference at BYU. It is composed of LDS members in business. For instance, did you know the current Vice-Chair of ESPN (the former President of ESPN for the past 10 years) and the winner of the 2012 International Businessman are on the NAC? (I hope I got all that right) Well enough name dropping, I want to get to the good stuff. Their wives.
|This is Marilyn Rizley, the Chair fro the Womens NAC. She talked about not hiding your light and putting the Savior first and "there is no shortage of good that needs to be done in the world"|
As am MBA Wife I was blessed to have lunch with these amazing women and also hear from Sister Virginia Pearce in an intimate luncheon on BYU Campus.
The event was beautiful. It was outside under white tents and full of the Spirit of the Lord. I sat next to two NAC women who said things to me that really hit home. All of us were scribbling down notes as fast we could. Sister Pearce talked about a few things as well that made me stop and really ponder.
1.Think BIG! Don't live a small life. Don't let the little things in life weigh me down. Fill my head with BIG ideas
2. Think Straight! Silence that negative inner voice. Heavenly Father sees and knows and loves me
3. Think Abundance! Abundant thinking is full of gratitude. Don't be stingy when complimenting others. Celebrate the success of others
Afterwards we were each give one of three books written by Sister Pearce to take home and read.
So where was McKay you may ask? He was in Indianapolis at the National Black conference with other BYU MBA students... networking and getting interviews with potential employers for internships. You may not know that before coming to the BYU MBA program we looked at other programs including Harvard and Insead (ok, I really wanted to go to Insead). His scores on the GMAT were very high and he has great work experiences and that bi-lingual aspect helps too. But, we felt really good about BYU and so we applied and here we are. And I know that this is the place God wants us to be.
***they stayed with the SWEETEST couple in Louisville. Thank you very much!***