Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to have some really great conversations with bright minds in the Credit Union system. Some of these conversations have included ideas for the Sask CU Advance competition. By ideas, I mean some really great, insightful ideas with great potential to have positive impact for members, employees and credit unions. For me, it is always exciting and energizing to hear and talk about ways we could think about things differently, improve on what we have or do today, and ultimately build forward.
Now for the downside. A lot of the conversations have included or even ended with, “ya, but that idea might not be good enough” or “I am not sure that I can pull this off” or “what if someone else already has that idea” or something similar.. My feedback? Don’t let the questions hold you back. Work through them. Use them to drive your forward. Build past them.
In 2012, I had the good fortune of participating in the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition. At every stage of the competition, I had many of the same reservations. If I had let the doubt or questions win, I would not have been able to share the great story of our Wealth Team at Conexus and never have gained that invaluable experience and exposure.
So my question to the young bright minds out there – will you let the questions hold you back, or will you Step Forward with confidence?
Jill Huls speaks with SYL committee members
Conexus Credit Union and 2012 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec Finalist