Friday, August 28, 2015

Summer Fridays......make it count.


Summer Friday.  

We have so few left for this "Summer."  That said, isn't a Summer Friday all about enjoyment, making the most of your time, something special - like a bonus for getting all of your work done and done well, before you head to your "pleasure."

It's kind of like planning appropriately and truly fulfilling expectations, right?

I like the notion of doing your job and doing it thoroughly because there really doesn't seem to be a reason to ever do something half-assed.  Seriously.  Does anyone actually begin something and say, "hey, I just don't feel like it today - think I'll do everything just 80% because that's a pretty good percentage?"  I don't think so.  Simply drives me crazy.  Do something.  Do it well and give it your all or just don't do it.

Summer Fridays, every day - they're a bonus...........make the most out of everything you do and have.  It's all a blessing.  Make it count.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Be yourself.......you're pretty amazing.


Joshua shared this image with me and truthfully, it got me thinking.  We are just a small part of a big puzzle.  Every day we make decisions that have a larger impact on something else.  Small things, big things - bottom line.........everything is effected by what we all do, who we are and how we live.  That's pretty powerful when you think about it.  It means that we have an importance, that each of us hold so much incredible "stuff" inside us and that we matter.

Like the stars in the sky.  They all look pretty much look alike, but in the end they all are special for their own individuality, but they weave together to form an amazing canvas when we look up at night.  This picture captures that feeling for me.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thursday, August 6, 2015

BE BOLD.


Be BOLD.

If you are going to be, make sure your voice is heard.  At least that is what I have always believed in.  Make a statement and be strong, not bullish - but let people know who you are and what you are all about.  I mean, what's the point, otherwise.

Have the confidence to be you.
Empowered.
Strong.

Powerful images that shout, look at me.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Success.


Teamwork.  Putting the right people together, at the right place at the right time.........isn't that pretty much what needs to happen to make any group successful?  I mean, whether it is for a sports team, summer league,  business group,  restaurant associates,  advertising colleagues.......you want people that can work well together and be collaborators.

It's the hum of people assisting each other and not getting hung up with attitudes or hierarchy.

Complete focus on the end product, high quality and putting a crew together that work tirelessly, meeting and exceeding expectations.  That's what we do, day in and day out.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Style, humor, compassion and passion.


Staring straight into whatever lies ahead being true to yourself.........honestly, it's the best thing to do.  It might be scary, but if you dive in with the right mix of your assets, there's nothing that can really stop you.  As Maya Angelou said, "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style."

I love Topher's passion for life.  His compassion for many of the projects he works on and the people that he chooses to work with.  Topher laughs each day, whether it be as the photographer behind the camera making his subject feel comfortable or as the fantastic Dad to his children.  He's got his own style and approach and Lord knows, I wouldn't change him for anything.

Be passionate.  Show compassion.  
Laugh out loud and always, always let your style be known.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Balance


Balance.
Each day, it's all about finding the right way to approach life. 
Work, family, friends, fun.  Lots of pressures and many pleasures, but can you make the pressure more pleasurable?  Of course.  

As I mentioned in a recent blog post, it is all about your choices and approach.  Finding your balance could be as simple as how you decide you want to approach your life.   Surround yourself with like-minded people.  Make a cognitive decision to work with people that hold the same morals and ethics.  Foster the right opportunities to put yourself in the right place so great things can happen.

Choose to find balance.



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Another Day. Another Mountain.

Basically, aren't you being challenged every day?  Some days, the challenges are a bit more than others.  Most of the time, it is about staying focused and staying on track.  Accomplishing something, not merely existing.

I think we all need to recognize that each day provides us with choices.  What work we want or have to do and how are we going to approach getting those things done.  We can choose to just execute OR we can choose to execute with people that we want to be with, people that we believe in and people that we can count on.

Choose wisely.