Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - They told me to come in on Tuesday. That's all they said, "Hey, can you come in on Tuesday?" Normal people would assume that yeah, I'm hired, but I didn't hear those words that I was hired. And that's where I'm stuck. We can say with a 90-plus percent that I have a job, but I still don't want to admit it until I sign an offer letter. (laughs) - He said, because of my experience with going through these hearings, they tell you you're getting out and then they take it away from you. - Right, right. I think that he won't believe it until the paperwork is signed. - [Roel] Hey, Eberechi, how you doing? - Roel, it's so good to see you. How have you been? - Doing good. Going to show you something. - [Eberechi] What do ya got? No! You got it? - [Roel] It's a job. - [Eberechi] Oh my goodness! - It's not just any job, either. It's the drug and alcohol program. - Yes! I'm super excited for you. Congratulations! Honestly, I'm just super excited and super proud of you. Have a great one, Roel. I will see you later and I will text you on Tuesday, on your first day. - Not if I text you first. - (laughs) Perfect, all right. I'll see you later. - [Roel] See you later, Eberechi. I always felt like I was doing things alone and it's like, no, I wasn't. My support network has been there the whole time. It's something that feels really good. Just knowing that and holding onto that realization. My first thought, as far as like, "Okay what am I going to do with my first paycheck?" I was like, you know what? I want to get something for Solomon. - So LinkedIn Learning actually arranged a surprise guest for our chat, and I'm sure you remember one of your instructors, Dorie Clark. - Hi, Roel - Hello. Hi Dorie. I'm pretty stoked to meet you. This is how I get to start my day. This is awesome. - [Dorie] Yeah Well, I'm really glad to meet you too. So the folks at LinkedIn Learning have told me a little bit about you, but I hear you have a new job. Congrats, man. You took my class Defining and Achieving Professional Goals, thank you. I'm so glad you took it. What did you get out of it? - Some of the major things that I took from it, was not only just setting one, five and 10 year goals, but it's like, okay, I want to own a home. What do I need to get there? I need to save money. That's actually part of my first year goal. Okay. What do I need to do to save money? I need to assess what I'm making, and what I'm able to put away each month, and what I can realistically and happily put away. - That is sensational. It's really fantastic, and inspiring the work that you've done already to commit to being a lifelong learner. And so I'm so excited for you on this journey. And thank you for being part of it and sharing some of your story with me. - Well, I appreciate the lessons and the fresh perspectives that you give that help motivate me moving forward. And I appreciate you for it. - Thank you Roel. It's really great to connect. - If I'd have known that was possible to continue moving forward if I just put one foot in front of the other towards where I want to go, I'd have started a long time ago. I never thought I'd be in a place like this. It super feels like my dream job because it not only has this great mission that I really, really love, and I think is really important, but it actually feeds on a lot of the other skills that I've developed. And I feel like a whole person when I get to use more of those skills. It seems kind of like full circle. I think it'd be nice if somebody could find inspiration from hearing this. If you want change, just know that it's going to be unfamiliar and just prepare for that. And I think a lot of us are driven by that fear of the unknown. Well, I know it's scary sometimes moving forward but lean in, take a step. Lean in, take another step. Just keep moving forward.