Hey dawg. The holidays were nice and we have had a pretty comfortable winter here in Omaha. It has been a nice break, but I am also getting a bit restless. Fortunately, in looking at the calendar, I see that it is just about go time for us.
The book has been quietly released into the wild, we have a new site in the works, we have tuned up our core messages, are about to go to work on our 2012 speaking calendar and I have a new suitcase. All good everything.
I am stoked. All of this brings to mind a couple of thoughts that I think are worth sharing. Simple things, maybe a bit cheesy. But still good.
one) It does not matter how small they are, just keep taking steps forward.
I do not know that we have ever had a grand plan for where we wanted to go with Talent Anarchy. We just keep doing stuff. From the beginning we have continued to get together, we have continued to think and talk about our ideas, and we have continued to find ways to put those ideas out there. With all of my soul I endorse that sappy quote about how a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Totally true. Just keep swimming.
two) Find some people on this planet that understand you.
One of the most important aspects of this partnership is that while we disagree on a number of small things, we agree on a lot of big things. It can be easy to start thinking that you might actually be crazy when surrounded by people that believe you are crazy. But if there is even just one person that gets what you are talking about…it is a lot easier to hold on to those ideas and aspirations. It is important to have people around you that will challenge you, it is equally important to have people in your life that get you and what you are about.
Good things man. One step after another. 2011 was good, 2012 is going to be even bigger.
For those of you reading, thanks and we hope to see you out on the road! Here are some of the places we are going to be in the next few months…
February 14th Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (Columbus, OH)
February 27th, 28th TLNT Transform (Austin, TX)
February 29th Young Professionals Summit (Omaha, NE)
March 1st Management Association of Illinois HR Conference (Chicago, IL)
April 26th, 27th Louisiana SHRM Conference (New Orleans, LA)
June 5-8th PR Summer Camp (Dallas, TX)
June 24-27th SHRM Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA)