Sheila's got a series of Walk the Talk books collected from a previous life in HR with Akron Children's Hospital. Every now and then, looking for a little inspiration, I start reading them. In a book called, Welcome the Rain, I found this little gem...
"As we sail through life, don't avoid rough waters, sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor."
Look, it's a quiet Sunday morning and without the day in day out normal interruptions, that quote just got me thinking. We're all caught in the same storms created by technology, social media, changing consumer trends, the challenges in reaching our target audience and the economy. Some days are just non-stop frustration, but without having to weather the storms of change, none of us would have the skill set to deal with the challenges, me included.
So, it's Sunday - give yourself a big pat on the back for every one of your dreams - the ones you're working on now and the ones on the back burner. This year is going to be a game-changer for so many of you. You've chosen to be part of an amazing industry and no matter what the challenges, you've always got the ability to raise the bar on your skill set.
"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world."
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