On Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8:30 A.M. to about noon, I participated in Career Day at Hanalani Schools, a Christian private school located in Mililani. My friend Liz Hata invited me who has her children attending the school. I spoke to two groups of 9th to 12th grade students and told them about my background, education, and career such as my service in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, selling Hawaiian themed products when I owned an Internet retail business, lobbying and litigating for the Department of the Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney, and my new project in helping to put together a music festival with my friend who is a promoter. I also told the students that I recently finished writing a paranormal romance novel. I encouraged them to enjoy learning, try new things, and shoot for their dreams.
I explained to students the importance of learning and working hard, but also the importance of building relationships through love and compassion. I shared how positive leaders have loyal and lasting friendships regardless if he or she has power, while a negative leader who yells and screams often times has very little support when he or she loses power. I pointed out the importance of knowledge, but emphasized that it is even more important to be a good person.