Can I share some things (life lessons) that were shared with me as I growing up? I can’t name any names of who opened my eyes to understand the world and why things happen but I can I share with you the lessons I gained. I hope these words help you as they helped me.


  • You will not get every single thing you want the way you want and when you want it.
  • You will not agree with everything the world or people you meet say or do.
  • When you think you are the best, there is someone out there in the world that’s working to be better than you. (Or is already out there) So work harder!
  • If you think you are special think again.
  • If you think you are hungry with ambitions someone else is starving and has more hunger than you. (They want it more than you.)
  • Dreams are dreams until you make them become a reality. (Put in work)
  • When you give it everything you got and it still wasn’t good enough you have to dig deeper. (never give up and seek self-improvement)
  • You can’t be anyone else but you so that means wake up and go get what is yours!
  • Sleep is for the weak! Goals are for the strong!
  • NO’s are the stepping stones to success!



You might be reading this and thinking Woooo! You must have had some tough people teaching you things. But the thing is that I learned the most from the people that were tough on me because it made me uncomfortable. They made me break through my limitations. I learned what true pain was and how to push through it and to say it’s never impossible. I haven’t agreed with every person I have met but I did learn from them what type of person I didn’t want to be. At work when I was the top seller I worked harder because I knew someone wanted to beat me. I wanted to come to the USG campus and attend the Robert H. Smith school business because my drive was to attend a prestigious business school but it didn’t end there. I was still hungry and getting connected within and outside the school was the next step after I started attending. Looking for internships and not getting a call back for an interview after all my hard work was disappointing. So I made the move to call and ask for an interview and to keep following up until I got the internship. I am not special and that means that the world doesn’t make exceptions or excuses for me. It’s all on me to get things done.


It’s ironic that I started writing this post on Tuesday and finished it on Saturday. The reason why I waited so long is because I have been waiting on a call from an internship and last week on Friday I got a call back informing that I didn’t get the position. The funny thing is I felt I got the position.  I made all three interviews and I did everything possible to make sure I got the position. I felt that I was the best individual for the job but things didn’t go my way. I was upset and angry on Friday. Before I went sleep on Friday I opened my laptop and this blog I was working on popped up on my screen. I read through it and got myself together and came up with my game plan. I didn’t waste any time and started coming up with emails to send (get feedback from my interview) and set up meetings on how to improve. I was being proactive in my search to improve. I became complacent, so I knew I had to get up and move forward because No’s are the stepping stones to success! My story isn’t over it’s just beginning.  I’ll keep you posted!

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About ernieg

Aloha! My name is Ernie Gomez, I am a junior in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) attending The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus. I was born and in Los Angeles CA, and moved to Hawaii when I was 2O years old. I moved to Maryland in order to attend the prestigious Robert H. Smith School of Business at UMD. After graduating high school, I joined the Marine Corp but after eight years of service, I enrolled in college. My decision enabled me to obtain my Associates Degree in Business and Mathematics, at Palomar College in San Diego, California. After my move from California to Maryland, I looked for a top ranked business school that could help me further my education. The Robert H. Smith school easily became my top choice. When I was applying for college at Maryland, I learned of USG and the great resources available to students. After acquiring more information about USG, I just couldn’t resist. If you don’t know me! My hobby? Working on cars. Who inspires me? Anyone and everyone inspires me, because I know I can learn from every person I meet. However, I admire Eric Thomas who famously quoted, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” Words that describe me: Humble, Compassionate, Powerful, Honorable My goal: My goal is to move back to California, next to the beach and buy a home also in HAWAII. I am a humble, compassionate and honorable individual who strives to accomplish my life goals. If you see me around school, feel free to say “Hi” and start a conversation. USG is my #1 pick and I am happy to be a part of the USG community. I hope you enjoy my blogs and if you have any suggestions please feel free to reply to my post.
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