My mother would tell you that she knew I would be in the “influence business” one day. Over the years, she watched me influence people to move in directions that were best for them. When I was in seventh grade I took an Intro to Computer Programming course in my hometown. The leaders of that time said that “Computer programming would be the job of the future.” They were correct, and I did not listen. I liked computers, but not programming them; rather I was more interested in getting them to do things for me. Still, I never became an engineer but ended up in a profession where I help those same-said engineers find the right career path.