DECA Talks: The Journey from Independence to Guidance

December 11, 2019

Independence has been a key attribute in my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up as a first-generation American and eventually a first-generation college student, I have always had the drive to develop and learn from my surroundings independently. What life quickly taught me is that it’s just as important to seek out help and guidance from others. Throughout my life, I have turned to advisors, counselors, coaches and friends/family to seek opportunities to learn and develop in my professional life. This talk will discuss the teachings I’ve learned independently and from the guidance of others.


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Discussion Questions

  • 1
    What were the three lessons Amar learned through leaning more on his independence rather than external guidance?
  • 2
    What are a few ways DECA teams can more efficiently collaborate? How can the “I got this” mentality be avoided?
  • 3
    Do you have a mentor in your educational or professional life? If not, who can you reach out to in order to explore your potential and learn new things through mentorship? Why would you select this person?
  • 4
    How can the lessons from this DECA Talk impact your chapter as well as your own personal DECA experience?

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