by Margaret Lukens, New Leaf + Company LLC
It has been many years since the United States has shown such excitement over the arrival of a new president. Like the inaugurals of 1961 and 1981, this inauguration is made more thrilling because it comes amid military, economic, and social challenges as well as historic opportunities.
We, like our new president, will thrive when we embrace the painful challenges for what they can show us about the way forward.
Celebrate your inauguration day. Ask how today’s problems can provide the path to future greatness.
- What values do I want to express more clearly in the future?
- Am I committed to excellence? Am I on the road to mastery in my field?
- How can I spend my money better? Are there any purchases I make from habit, without considering their benefit? Am I investing enough in myself?
- Are there products and services my clients want that I am not providing? What needs, currently unmet, can I fill?
- What resources do I need to accomplish my goals? How can I find them or create them?
- How can I strengthen alliances with employees, clients, and business partners? What resources do I have that would help others reach their goals?
Now is the time to start something new — new initiatives, new directions, new paths.
Taking my cue from events in Washington, here’s my personal plan for Inauguration Day: I’m going to commit myself to positive change, rededicate myself to my core values, then I’m going dancing!
What are your inaugural plans? Leave a comment here.