Friday, March 26, 2010

Fade to Pink

Yesterday Dynamite said farewell to our pink-haired, funny, charismatic and happy employee of over 2 1/2 years, Brianna Clark. Today she is moving to Portland, Oregon to be with her fiance and start a new life. In a show of support, the entire staff at Dynamite colored our hair pink temporarily. It was a day to remember and it has caused several moments of pause for me as I think about what one person can contribute to a company in such a short time.

As a result, I am taking inventory of all the organizations, circle of friends and networking groups to which I belong. If I leave them tomorrow, will they "paint their hair pink" for me? If not, I am not giving enough of myself to them.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Conference, 2010

Have you ever built up something for so long that when it is over, you actually have withdrawal from the build-up? My father used to call this the "Post-X Blues" (plug in "x"). He gets the post-Christmas blues, the post-birthday blues and in the case of today, the post-Dynamite Spring Conference Blues.