Happy New Year NASMM Colleagues!
As I looked for some way to greet and embrace the new year, I read a wonderful quote by Booker T. Washington. I felt it spoke to the reasons many of us found this industry — or it found us:
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
So true, right? Everyday, energy from our clients, team members, and colleagues invigorates and inspires us. This motivation is a tremendous part of the reason we chose to do what we do.
And then, we have a day — or a job — where no matter what we say, do, or ask, there is NO pleasing a client, or perhaps a disgruntled son or daughter. For such days, I suggest posting a banner of the wise words of Dalai Lama:
"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace."
It's vital we laugh, maintain camaraderie, and sustain our basic "joie de vivre" to keep our journeys and dreams alive.
Put aside emails, links, and posts reminding us of resolutions we need to make or exercises and habits to begin or renew. Take a moment to pause and reflect on our shared NASMM life view. Be inspired and refreshed by colleagues and friends — both old and new. Continue to share and read E-List posts, send referrals, and enjoy your clients and our conference times together.
I wish you prosperity of mind and spirit — and finances — in 2016. See you in San Antonio!