Spot any early-spring flowers yet? Asking for a friend…
This week’s issue is a scattershot of articles that caught my attention over the last week or so. No intentional theme this time around, other than to help us business leaders stay sharp and open for the chances to see opportunities that often first show up as problems. This week’s random path to new thinking starts here:
- Reece Robertson quotes Grant Cardone 4 times in this short piece on Medium about staying focused on what you want to achieve despite what else is going on. My favorite is #3. How about you?
- We typically think of name dropping as a negative, and I almost missed this article because of it’s title, but I gotta’ say, it’s worth the read. Once you see where Michael Thompson is going with this, I bet you’ll smile too.
- Check out the way Suann Ingle Associates LLC produced and is sharing a PSA (public service announcement) on COVID while also promoting the company’s services: The company provides visual aids for trials to help attorneys better share data and key points for judges and juries. Is there something your company can do with your expertise and talents to do good while letting the world know what you do?
- Do you have an advisory board or an informal group of people who help you as a business owner? This list of the types of people you need on your side is a quick read and I hope it sparks some thinking about who you can bring into your trusted support circle.
Do Good Spotlight: NY Common Pantry and Feeding America
I keep hearing the phrase “food insecurity” and assumed it meant being hungry. Then I got curious and did some research. I learned it’s about much more than being hungry—it’s also about being distracted by the persistent unsureness of where your next meal—and the meals of those you love—are coming from. Here’s a good definition of food insecurity from the Feeding America website: “Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger.”
Here are two resources DBE/Owlthena donated to this week to help reduce food insecurity and hunger in the US: NY Common Pantry and Feeding America.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topics in this issue, including food insecurity and how to help others when they’re struggling. Until then, stay safe, stay strong, and keep bringing the best you to all that you do.