Our goals are normally pretty straightforward. We aspire to go to a certain college or make a specific team. We want to make a pile of money or rise to a level within an organization. But what happens when the goalposts move? What if those objectives feel unattainable or lose their merit?
I once visited my brother in Florida and he showed me a row of mind-blowing oceanfront mansions. Appropriately named “The Miracle Mile,” these homes had guest homes that had guest homes. They had multi-million dollar boats, infinity pools and lavish landscapes. These were clearly the homes of the rich and famous.
When things are going well, people often assume that they are in control. We think that business is rocking and that it must all be attributed to our individual efforts. We think that we have it all figured out and, in many instances, that confidence attracts more business. People love
It is time. Time to pick ourselves up and take steps, however small, forward. We have absorbed the shock of the virus and probably have come to accept that some of what we knew is lost forever. However, life must go on and we may as well choose to push
What an amazing time this has been. Without question, it is one of the most confusing, nerve-racking and frustrating times in modern history. As a result, there has been a never-ending deluge of content around short term tactics like crisis management and home office efficiency. And while it is critical to get things done in the moment, this time should also offer us a chance to reflect and determine what our strategy will be for the future.
The coronavirus storm is wreaking havoc in our lives and confusion abounds. We are all dealing with waves of turmoil in both our businesses and homes as the world goes on lockdown. Social distancing is for our safety, but we cannot let it keep us disengaged. It is more critical than ever to connect with others, listen and gain a shared perspective. We sat down with 5 executives to get their thoughts on what strategic ideas have merit, how to engage with clients and what they miss the most. Our panel includes Ryan Nagdeman, Associate VP of Marketing, Rush University Medical Center; Terry Marks, President, Tmarks Design; Thayer Long, CEO, Association for PRINT Technologies; Justin Ahrens, CEO, Rule29; and Sandy Rabin, Senior Marketing Manager, American College of Surgeons.