Be a leader with Optimism
“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.” Christine Caine
This week I am adjusting my schedule to what the new norm will be. It’s been nice writing and recording on Monday mornings, but the reality is when the stay at home is lifted I most likely won’t be free Monday mornings. So I encourage you – if you’ve started something new during the pandemic – reading – walking – writing – running whatever it is think about how and when you do it now and how and when you will do it when our lives move into the new normal. You’ve come this far – don’t give it all up because it doesn’t fit into that schedule. Start shifting your schedule now. I sent out a challenge a couple of weeks ago to try and get up 10 minutes earlier every day – that’s a great place to start. Heck – right now – even setting an alarm to get up in the morning may be a great place to start.
Proud parents of an MSU grad
This week was very special for our family. Our daughter Mattie graduated from Michigan State. We couldn’t be prouder. Of course she didn’t get to walk, so my Aunt, who is probably the most positive and optimistic person I know, picked up the ball and ran with it by scheduling a Zoomuation. The power of Zoom is not just for business and education it is a great way to connect. Truly having experienced this yesterday I would choose Zoom over a real graduation any day.
- not sitting for 2 hours just for the 5 seconds they announce your grads name
- with family all over the country we were limited to who could have been able to attend
- with the camera on we were able to focus on each other instead of breaking up into little clicks
And for Mattie instead of competing with thousands of other grads she truly got to be the center of attention. The day was all about her.
This quote makes me think of my Aunt’s actions
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control instead shift your energy to what you can create.” Roy Bennett
She completely created an amazing event for her niece with her optimism.