I came across one of my twin daughters’ “works of art” the other day…a classic colorful, crayon masterpiece that she proudly named “A Fall Day”. She was just a kid when she drew it and now she’s in college, so you know it’s been in the archives a while.
It got me to thinking that it was just about that time I started with Cappelli Miles. And I’ve now been with the company sixteen years…approximately half of my entire working life.
Sticking with anything that long—a hobby, an exercise program, a partner, etc—is rare these days. It seems like everybody is quick to cut-and-run at the first sign of challenge. And I know a lot of people in the business try to leap-frog from company to company in search of the ever elusive “something better.”
But I can honestly say I love where I am and what I do. I enjoy the people I work with and we’ve shared many of life’s milestone moments—births, anniversaries, graduations. We’ve supported each other through illness, divorce, deaths in the family. And all the routine days in-between have been made more interesting and entertaining, just from being touched by this unique group of personalities.
More importantly, I respect the people I work with…our clients, our media representatives, and our internal team. All along the way, people in all these facets of the business have given me the opportunity to learn, to grow, to feed my brain and my passion, and to put forth my best effort. I believe there are a lot of different ways to solve any marketing problem, and while you might not necessarily agree with my answers, at least you’ve provided a great forum for me to express my ideas and opinions. Thank you all.
I read something recently that said “…people aren’t afraid of change; they’re afraid to change.” Sixteen years later, and I’m still embracing change on a daily basis as our company grows and evolves, so I’ll consider it a victory.
The other great news is that my daughter gave up art and is considering a career in Broadcast Production. Hopefully, some day I’ll have the pictures to prove it.