Hello everyone, my name is Ben-Avir Espinal and I am currently on the men’s soccer team at the University of South Florida. My philosophy of leadership is a way of teaching while using guidance to help shape and bring together different qualities to make a person lead and take charge of a situation. This philosophy of mine has been changed in only positive ways. I have learned that it is far more than what my philosophy of leadership is.
The three core values I value most in my life are honesty, family, and hard work. For me honesty is what allows me to trust someone and rely on them to tell me what is right and wrong, I use honesty to show the integrity of a person and if it someone I can trust. Following honesty is family, my family is not just my immediate family but the circle of friends and co-workers of everyone whom I may meet. My family are those who I can contact and hope will help me with something and I may return the favor for. Lastly, my last core value of the three is hard work. Hard work is something that goes a long way for me because I use this value to see the dedication someone is putting forth in anything they do. Hard work is not easy and having the grit and motivation to do so is what makes me value any person with this value a lot more. These core values show up in my life daily and are used to keep me moving forward. Several times when I must use honesty is when my coach asks me for my opinion as to how I feel practices are going for me and what I can improve on. My coach then agrees with what I have said and knows that I am not sugar coating anything and want to improve. This helps me keep a close bond with my coach and he can trust what I am going to say and what I will do to improve. Family is seen many times throughout my life. There are times when I am struggling or need help from someone and the friends I have near me will help get through different situations. Many times, I do not go back to my immediate family because my friends and people I have come to know help me with a situation I may come across. Lastly, I demonstrate hard work in different parts of my life. There are times when I get frustrated and want to quit because I am not doing well in an area I do not want to deal with, but I remember that I can do anything with hard work. A couple of examples are when I need to complete assignments that I may not know how to do. Another example is when I am practicing on the field and need to get a certain play right in order to create a chance to score a goal.