Less Impressed, More Involved - April 30, 2024

Less Impressed, More Involved

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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by Amber Howell

Less Impressed, More Involved

As I embarked on my daily stroll, I found myself engrossed in Matthew McConaughey's memoir, Greenlights. Amidst his narrative, one phrase resonated deeply: "Less impressed, more involved." McConaughey's insight struck a chord and how this summarizes one's path to personal and professional growth.

In the journey of life and career, it's natural to be impressed by those who seem more successful, smarter, and further along the path than us. Yet, true progress begins when we shift from mere admiration to active engagement. This shift marks the start of self-betterment and lays the foundation for success in all areas we once admired in others.

Drawing inspiration from this insightful piece, let's explore how professionals in the ATM industry can harness the benefits of engagement with the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) to propel their careers forward.

Early-Career Professionals: Building a Strong Foundation

For early-career professionals, the allure of industry stalwarts can be daunting. Yet, by embracing the philosophy of "Less Impressed, More Involved," aspiring professionals can lay a strong foundation for success. Through engagement with the ATMIA, early-career professionals gain access to the ATMIA Academy, where specialized training and certification can help pave the way for a fulfilling career in the ATM industry.

Making connections with others in the industry is vital at this stage. While it may seem daunting to begin the process, being involved in committees like our new ATM Emerging Leaders group will connect you with other like-minded professionals to expand your connections.

Mid-Career Professionals: Expanding Horizons

As professionals progress in their careers, the imperative to continue to expand horizons becomes evident. By heeding McConaughey's wisdom and becoming "more involved," mid-career professionals can seize the opportunities offered by ATMIA to broaden their networks and explore new avenues of growth. From the ATMIA Member Directory to engaging events and conferences, the possibilities for professional development are endless.

Late-Career Professionals: Leaving a Lasting Legacy

For late-career professionals, the journey is not merely about personal advancement—it's about leaving a legacy. By embodying the spirit of "Less Impressed, More Involved," seasoned professionals can leverage their expertise to shape the future of the ATM industry. Through active participation in advocacy efforts and committee engagements, late-career professionals can make a meaningful impact, ensuring a thriving industry for generations to come.

Conclusion: Less Impressed, More Involved, Embrace Excellence

In every stage of our careers, the key to success lies not in passive admiration, but in active engagement. Inspired by McConaughey's sage advice, professionals in the ATM industry can embark on a journey of self-betterment and industry advancement through ATMIA. By embracing the ethos of "Less Impressed, More Involved," we can chart a course toward unparalleled success and collective excellence. Are you ready to be more involved? Our team is here to help you take the first step.

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