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The Next Big Thing

Photo by    Cameron Clark

Photo by Cameron Clark


The next big thing doesn't wait for every item to be crossed off your to-do list.

The next big thing doesn't wait for you to get your business to a point where you are perfectly organized and optimally staffed.

The next big thing doesn't care about your process or your red tape.

The next big thing pays no heed to your awards or stellar reputation.

The next big thing shows up and moves forward with or without you.

The next big thing rewards an open mind and flexibility.

And just because you may not "get it" doesn't mean it's not happening and that it's not changing the industry (or the world) forever.
 


Originally published June 2012

On Being an Original in the Wedding Industry

When up-and-comers decide to do things differently than how the industry has always done them they get labeled as arrogant and naive. Then, when their methods work, they get labeled as lucky.

When people with established businesses decide to change course and try a different tack, they get labeled as desperate.

Everyone wants to be known as an original and a pioneer. No one wants to talk about the fact that pioneers have scars. Many of those scars come from the gossip of people who refuse to discipline themselves to do the work that results in positive change.

Don’t expect people to fight fair. More importantly, don’t allow that to make you cynical.


Originally published December 2014

The Nature of the Next Big Thing

The next big thing doesn't wait for every item to be crossed off your to-do list.

The next big thing doesn't wait for you to get your business to a point where you are perfectly organized and optimally staffed.

The next big thing doesn't care about your process or your red tape.

The next big thing pays no heed to your awards or stellar reputation.

The next big thing shows up and moves forward with or without you.

The next big thing rewards an open mind and flexibility.

And just because you may not "get it" doesn't mean it's not happening and that it's not changing the industry (or the world) forever.
 


Originally published June 2012