With 2019 coming to a close and a fresh new decade on the horizon I’m taking stock of what was accomplished and sketching out ways I hope to grow and improve in 2020. Now you’re probably nodding your head and thinking, ‘okay, you’re writing resolutions. So what?’ But here’s the thing, I’m NOT writing resolutions! I’m writing goals – and SMART ones at that.
Temperatures are dropping and the corner coffee shop switched from white cups to festive red and green. It’s officially The Holidays; a time for giving thanks and showering those we love with “the ideal gift.” If you’re a business owner, your list may also include extending appreciation to customers, clients, and employees.
In case there was any doubt - yes, I did return to work for a second (and third, and fourth) day. How could I not after all that Day 1 promised? Now the real work begins, or actually, the training.
It can be hard to be "the new girl." Fortunately, as the daughter of a U.S. Marine, I have lots of experience. The fear of the unknown that accompanies walking into a new office setting rarely rattles me, but if I'm completely honest, I did have some butterflies during the drive to work. They were set free shortly after walking through the door thanks to a very accepting team.