Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

All projects start somewhere. An email to a friend, a few ‘back of the envelope notes’ made over lunch or a voice memo. They all mean that you’ve taken that first all important first step. Stop and congratulate yourself. Does that sound silly? If it does, then you may be headed for a crash … “What me?” you ask, Yes, You!!

Here’s the logic. If you can’t admit that its a good first step [more on that in a later post], then how are you going to handle the inevitable criticisms from well wishers and naysayers. We all have them in our circle. We don’t ask them for advice or include them in decisions, but still they show up. Only a determined, resolute and confident response will put their comments in perspective. That is where the congratulations comes in. ‘Celebrate All Victories’ is one of my favorite sayings from Blair Singer. He has, what I believe, is a good handle on Team Building [more on that later as well].

So go ahead; Shout Out Loud “YEAH I DID IT !!!” Remember it, treasure it and do it often. You may need it later ….

Quality Manager