I’ve seen all the Christmas movies this season, got my fill of “…you’ll shot your eye out”, and watched every show that recapped the highs and lows of 2019. I even found out on Christmas day that I have a new grandchild on the way in August! Overall I feel pretty good that I’m ready to happily move forward into 2020.

I’ve made no personal New Year’s resolution this year, because I break them anyway, so I figured why set myself up for failure right out of the gate? Instead, I’ve dubbed 2016 the year of “trying new things”. This is the year I’d like to step out of my comfort zone and try things out of the box for me. Whether that be personally or professionally, I’m going to be a little more adventurous. Everywhere I look things are changing and change can be a scary thing sometimes….fear of the unknown can be paralyzing, if I let it. But what do I really have to lose? How much am I missing out on because I don’t want to step out there and try something new or maybe change the way I’ve always done things?

So I invite you to join me. Let’s be courageous this year. Let’s be open to challenging ourselves together. I talk a lot about the changes that Millennials are having on our economy and businesses and how that affects us. Are we really changing with them? Sure we use gadgets more and surf the net and stick our toes into social media. But are we making the changes and taking chances with our businesses where it really counts…or are we paralyzed in how we have always done things and afraid to step out there? Is our mindset open enough to not be afraid of what we may not fully understand yet? Or are we stubbornly going to dig our heels in to the comfortable and be complacent in these times of great change and opportunity? My hope for this year is that we all be open to new experiences, new technology and new people in our lives….personally and professionally.

Blue Skies Everyone

#GrandMillennial