Message from the President
Every month our President writes an article for the benefit of the Chamber.
It seems like yesterday that I was put in as your President for the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce. Many things have happened in that short year.
Have you ever written a Personal Mission Statement?
That was my assignment this past week, to write a Personal Mission Statement. How does anyone write a Personal Mission Statement? I asked my instructor. I also asked him if he realized how much time that would take. Well let me say that writing a Personal Mission Statement was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. So we are studying the book “First Things First”, like I mentioned in last months message. So this month we have been discussing the importance of a Personal Mission Statement and how a lot of times in our lives we are doing things that don’t have any meaning. That sometimes we continue to do things that make us feel like we are just little fish in the great big sea.
I found out this week I am an Addict!
Now hold on before you make your judgment about me, because I know that is our human tendency, let me explain. No, I'm not a drug addict, and no I'm not an alcoholic. I found out this week that I am an Urgency Addict. Urgency Addict what is an Urgency Addict? That's what I said too. So let me try and explain what urgency addiction is to the best of my knowledge so far.
I started this new class 2 weeks ago on Management Development. It is a program put on by our consulting company and teamed together with Kent State University in Ohio. For the last 2 weeks we have been talking about time management not just individual time management but time management of our management team and technical team as well. The book we have been discussing is by Stephen Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill. It is called “First Things First”. The introduction starts out asking a few tough questions. Questions that I found pretty disturbing.
Have you ever been so busy with things going on in your business, life, family, etc? I mean so busy that you can’t see an end? I mean so busy that overwhelm has taken a hold of you and won’t let go? That’s me pretty much on a daily basis. I get so busy that I just want to beat my head against a wall, while always wondering why I get myself into these situations.
So I was reviewing a coaching program that I participated in a couple of years ago and while I was reading there it was staring me in the face. BALANCE. Isn’t it amazing that we get so wrapped up in the things going on in our lives that we forget some of the most important things we learn?