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Oct 21

Challenges and Blessings

I woke up this morning wanting to write in my blog.  Wow, my blog!  I have been writing for more than a year and posting it for all to see, all 3 of you.  I don’t even think my mom reads this regularly.  Should I give her a bye since she is 81?

Back to the point, I woke up wanting to write, share my thoughts and my soul, but have no idea what to write about.  I have a big file–two actually, paper and electronic–where I have saved ideas and articles to write about.  But this morning that does not interest me.  After all, it is my blog.  So today I am going to just write what on my mind and in my heart.

Hmmm.  Arrgh.  What to say?  Taking a deep breath and trying to listen to my heart, I know one thing for sure.  I am lucky, blessed, fortunate.  My work days are spent in an office in my home, so most of the time my commute is pretty easy.  Some days there is the electric guitar playing or kids laughing when I am on the phone with a client. But in the grand scheme, those are good problems to have.

I have to worry about finding clients, organizing projects, figuring out how to create value with no manual telling me “how to.”  But like most of life, it is a challenge and a blessing.  I get to work without a manual telling me “how to”, I get to work with lots of different types of businesses, and mostly, I get to work with people who bring me in because they want to change, to do it differently, better.  What a blessing.

That is my sharing for today–everything in life is a challenge and a blessing. Most business books on innovation tell us to look at challenges as opportunities.  Does that mean that everything in life is an opportunity and a blessing?

What do you think?

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Lisa Hamaker

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