It's that time of year again! Gym memberships, diet plans, new hair cuts, action statements and positive affirmations like "I'm gonna be better so, that I can be my best!" Huh? December is that month that causes us to reflect and assess. Did I accomplish my goals? Was I productive? Am I too fat? Is this a healthy relationship?
I could easily complain and scream, S-T-O-P I-T, NOT ANOTHER RESOLUTION! However, I'm not going to. Seasons are important. We all need to embrace this process of finding ourselves and stop thinking that we have all the answers. We all need to reconsider decisions and daydream. This is a journey, one filled with uphills, forks in the road, falling branches and bodies of water. How we respond to those different challenges is what makes us stronger.
LOTUSbaseline Alliance is restructuring. The goal to increase the presence of people of color in the meetings and events industry is ambitious. It is not a task that one person can accomplish alone. So, I'm making a few new year resolutions...
1. I will continue to advocate for people of color in the meetings and event industry.
2. I will volunteer to support other event planners
3. I will network, build and persevere because we matter and we are good at what we do!
4. I will redirect my energy towards doing business as CULTIVATE EVENT ARTISTRY & DESIGN. (www.cultivate2sustain.com),
5. I will stay determined to #LivLife in more ways than one.
Yes. It's all about vulnerability. We have to put it out in the universe, we have to tell our story and be held accountable for our actions. The other day Keith B. Dixon challenged the #bombsquad to put it on Twitter and Facebook. I took that challenge. I not only made another resolution, I spoke about the future. The journey of being an entrepreneur is tough but I will build this legacy for my son. He grew up knowing that an African American male served in the highest office of the free world. So, no matter what happens now, he will know that he can accomplish whatever he puts his mind to. He can make all the resolutions he needs and I won't complain, nor should you.