I wanted to take this opportunity to take this opportunity to wish my clients, colleagues, family and friends a happy and healthy holiday season!
Doesn’t this picture look decadent! I thought it looked wonderful — especially to sit back and relax with this Christmas assortment (even better if someone delivers it to you). In today’s Amazon-paced world it seems like we all could use a minute to think and relax. Thus, I wanted to pass it on to you with a wish for just that, surrounded by family and friends this holiday season.
Thank YOU for another successful year — my 10-year milestone (with a big shout out to my LMA Advocates), my continued business growth, new and interesting client projects & results, engaging APICS events & a fabulous Board of Directors (they dramatically increased the value we provide, and I want to pass on my gratitude), an engaging and collaborative ProVisors group (you won’t find beter trusted advisors anywhere!), trusted alliances (such as the ACA Group and the Harvey Mudd Executive Roundtable), and most importantly great times spent with friends and family.
This year, I’d like to pay special tribute to my dad. I was fortunate to spend my dad’s birthday with him a few days prior to his stroke and eventual passing. He was a consummate family man and he and my mom are the catalyst behind my success. They had the unwavering belief that I could accomplish anything I wanted. And if I tried my best, that was all that mattered.
For example, I remember that I first realized I was woman in a male-dominated field when my wonderful colleague Bill Weber asked me how I felt about being the only woman at a Board of Directors meeting (where they would have preferred a white-haired graduate from Harvard; however, thank goodness, my CEO wanted someone who delivered results).
Turning to the New Year, I look forward to kicking off my next 10 years with gusto. I plan to starty off early next year by wrapping up the book I’ve been writing on the Amazon Effect — and, of course, much of my focus will be on collaborating with clients to help them achieve even greater levels of success.
I am going to AZ to spend Christmas with my family and will help my mom with some jobs around the house, and I’ll be back in CA for New Year’s with friends — hopefully sleeping in, enjoying a few movies and grabbing a bite to eat at one of my favorite restaurants (ones with guacamole!).
Have a happy, healthy & prosperous 2016!