“It’s not what happens to you in life, it’s how you react to it.” -David Neeleman (former CEO, JetBlue Airlines)
Upon my return from the 2011 U.S. National Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore, I took out all receipts saved on that weekend and carefully seperated them from the 2010 receipts for tax purposes. In my leather work bag, I found more 2010 receipts smashed in a notepad purchased from Staples, with the date of 1/28/’10 written on the top left-hand side of the page. I knew exactly what this was – my “plan-book” for 2010.
Exactly 365 days ago.
(Above. The “plan-book” and the date of 1/28/’10. One year ago today.)
In past jobs, I would have to write yearly goals or plans just knowing that they can (will) change. I was never a fan of planning every single detail to an exact moment of time. My biggest secret with The Art of Lax™ since inception - I never wrote down a formal BUSINESS PLAN! While perusing through the notepad, I came across drafts for client-pitching and networking, multiple lists for artistic content, strategy/marketing/advertising, quickly drawn mock-ups for apparel, phone numbers, emails, price points, reminder/note-to-self/to-do lists and anything important that came to mind.
The different color of pen inks used and constant editing made me smile at the things accomplished and wonder about the things ‘put on the back-burner’ or entirely crossed off.
I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason.
I’m a firm believer that you can not determine the outcome for everything.
But I am firm believer that there will always be a right time for ANYTHING.
“I believe that success is not defined by how much you have, but how much you have accomplished.” – Larry Flint (Publisher & President, Larry Flint Publications-LFP)