Monday, July 28, 2014

Our 2014 Marketing Conference!

The Project Launch team enjoyed a weekend jam-packed with education, networking, awards and fun at the annual Marketing Conference. Team members attended workshops, breakouts, and a special dinner banquet where they heard from more speakers and celebrated a great promotion. Our manager was recognized for running a top performing office and for setting the pace on our current campaigns. Can't wait to see how everything we learned gets put into practice!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Project Launch Goes Rock Climbing!

Our team met up in Orange County this week to spend a little time working on our fitness. We hit the rock-climbing wall and had a great time challenging ourselves to push our limits.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tomorrow Is Always a Day Away…So Focus on Today

"The sun'll come out, Tomorrow..."
“Tomorrow” from the Broadway musical Annie

With all due respect to little orphan Annie, just thinking about tomorrow takes us away from the things we should do today. Indeed, what we are enjoying or suffering today is largely a result of the decisions we made yesterday. And, just like yesterday determined today, today determines tomorrow.
Yet even though we somehow know that today matters, we have tremendous difficulty fully realizing its value and importance. Why? Partly, it’s because we have a warped view of success.

How People Wrongly View Success:

1. It’s Luck
Good fortune may have a small part to play in success, but it’s certainly not the main factor. Did you know that 90% of lottery winners blow through their winnings in five years of less? Luck brings them momentary riches, but they are ill-equipped to manage their money, and thus they cannot sustain financial success.

2. It’s Mystical
Some people envision success as something mysterious. They’re convinced there’s a magic formula that they have to uncover in order to be successful.

3. It’s Suspect
Others view every success with a cynical eye. They assume anyone who is successful must have exploited others or taken advantage of them on their way to the top.

4. It’s a Result of Hard Work
Some people live by the philosophy: “the early bird gets the worm.” They think that by putting their nose to the grindstone, they will eventually gain success. However, I know a lot of people who work hard and yet aren’t very successful.

5. It’s an Event
Lots of folks are searching for a momentary experience that’s going to suddenly flip the switch for them, transforming them into an overnight success.

Find the full article from John Maxwell's Leadership Wired Blog... 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Office Bowling Night

We had a blast this week going bowling after work! We already knew our team was pretty competitive, but we didn't know they were so talented at bowling! Can't wait for next week's after-work social event...