genYOU Story 13 – Naomi

Our 13th genYOU Story features Naomi Kroll – an inspired Western Sydney University student who is working hard to reach her goals and letting nothing get in her way!


Name: Naomi Kroll
Current role: Studying a Bachelor of Business & Commerce + a Bachelor of Applied Leadership & Critical Thinking at Western Sydney University. Owner + Photographer at Naomi Kroll Photography. Currently running a project called the Sock Syndicate which supports Sydney’s homeless by giving them fresh socks. Roles at the Sock Syndicate include: President; Co-Founder; Marketing, Communications & Public Relations Manager; Social Media Manager; Facebook Marketing Coordinator; and Fundraising Coordinator.


Hey Naomi! Could you tell us a bit about yourself and where you are headed in your career right now? 


I’m an enthusiastic student living in Sydney and loving life. Apart from studying, I run my own photography business, run the Sock Syndicate project, am involved in various community groups, exercise, cook, and read various personal and professional development articles. I love exploring and was blessed to go on a semester exchange in Heidelberg, Germany early this year. By the end of the year, I will have gone to 14 countries!


I am getting towards the end of my degree so I am looking for opportunities for an internship or work. I am working on personal and professional development and trying to close gaps in my skillset. I hope to find a marketing role and then work my way up into management as a strong leader.


You recently attended our generationYOU 2017 Sydney Event! How has or how is generationYOU helping you achieve your goals? 


genYOU Sydney was amazing to say the least. It was an inspiring and informative event which helped me grow personally and learn ways to advance my career. I gained hustling, communication, personal branding, problem solving, leadership, networking, emotional intelligence and recruitment skills.


Coming out of the event, I felt inspired an equipped to take my career journey to the next level. Since then I have refined my LinkedIn profile, reached out to mentors, ordered new business cards, written notes on improving my resume and cover letter, identified skills I need to improve on and added some great quotes to my inspiration picture wall.


Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 


Tony Robbins! He is one of the most perseverant, wise, intelligent, caring, skilled, thoughtful, patient, passionate, successful and focussed people I know. He inspires me constantly with his podcasts, articles and social media content. I highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants to grow, succeed, love more, think clearly and be inspired.


“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins


What is the one piece of advice you would love to share with your millennial peers as you reflect on your own journey? 


My biggest piece of advice is to be more loving and forgiving of yourself. We are still young and learning how to ‘adult’. We are not going to get it right all of the time, we cannot be perfect, and we cannot do everything. We still have to make mistakes to learn and grow. We will probably be doing this our whole lives! So take a deep breath and smile; you are doing the best you can.


Naomi’s Favourite 15 Quotes


> “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.”

> “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

> “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

> “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

> “You are stronger than your strongest excuse.”

> “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is made.” – Tony Robbins

> “You’re the average of the five people you spent the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

> “What your thinking is what you are becoming.” – Muhammad Ali

> “You change the world by your example, not your opinion.”

> “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking

> “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi

> “We are what we believe we are.” – C.S Lewis

> “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

> “Being disciplined is better than being motivated.”

> “Push through so your future self will thank you.”


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