As I move from meeting to meeting during this first business week of this beautiful new year of hope, I am struck continually by the unending conversations of sluggish sales, lower donations, lower expectations.
In an email this morning I was reminded that the month January is named after the Roman god Janus who was depicted with two faces, one looking backward and one looking forward. I thought how very appropriate for where we are at this point in our history.
I would like to challenge everyone to spend the next few days transforming the conversations you create. Whenever you begin to look backward, stop, take a breath an notice what you were about to contribute to in your world. Was that your goal? Are those words serving your goals? Are you willing to try another way?
What would you say if you were looking forward with hope? Think of a resilient contribution you could make to the conversation.
Remember, the only time we ever really lose, is when we don’t get back in the game.
Wishing you resilience, Andrea