Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Yesterday I received some good news from my boss and later in the day read the following, “Life is intended to be a positive, despite difficulties that come along. It can have recoil, desire and surprise, but our positive attitude and healthy approach towards life can change the way we accept things all around our life. A healthy mind results a healthy body and this makes life worth living.”


It reminded me how lucky I am to be very goal driven in my athletic, work and personal life. I believe in working hard, achieving the goals I set for myself, setting stretch goals and most of all, find the sense of happiness and pleasure in reaching those goals. I am a firm believer that the successes in my life stems from my athletic background that will be with me for the rest of my life.

Yesterday my boss called me and told me I won the “Medallion Award” which is given to a handful of associates at Bank of America based off of the “Behavioral Competency”. I was thrilled to receive such an award and honored to even be nominated. Below is what my boss submitted on my behalf. Now I need to go look up some words so I can understand what he wrote 🙂

Kellie Smirnoff’s contributions to the Process Management team in ’08 exemplify Bank of America Spirit behaviors and core values. Her approach to her work combines contagious enthusiasm, consummate professionalism, and intense drive with a determined focus on the end results. She is both respected and liked by her business partners and always welcomes additional challenges and work. She has demonstrated these attributes and others while leading the initiative to improve our network specifications tools and process (will result in 10-15 business day improvement to our delivery speed for projects requiring server builds), collecting and analyzing the E2E Tech Delivery MBF VOC, and providing support of the Process Framework, Governance, and Controls team.
Overall, Kellie’s behavior’s make her very deserving of the Bank of America Spirit Medallion.
Receiving My Black Belt Certification (not the Martial Arts kind)

Receiving My Black Belt Certification (not the Martial Arts kind)

Get out there and set goals for yourself, short term and long term, and work hard to accomplish those goals. It is amazing how big your smile will be once you reach your goals and I know it makes my Dad proud of me too!

Until next time…Midget OUT!


4 Responses to “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”

  1. Congrats Midget. When you excel at work and on the athletic feild it shows you have a great balance going on in your world. I complete understand the smile comment as well. Keep up the great work and maybe one day i can understand what your boss is talking about.

  2. Stepmonster Says:

    I could not think of anyone who deserves this level of recognition more than you – I am so very proud of you.

  3. Your Dad is always proud of you!!! (tear in eye)

  4. Congrats on your well-deserved award!! I think Dad still likes me better though 🙂 Love you!

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