A new year, a new day. My resolution this year is easy, cause I had the same resolution last year: less thinking, more doing. While less thinking may sound like a bad thing, especially when you're doing something like talking or driving, less thinking is actually doing your mind a favor. My thinking is mostly about two things: what I should have done in the past, and what I want to do in the future. Focusing on being in the moment and what I can do right now is my new year resolution.
This dovetails nicely with my goals for the ACGA. Just in case you didn't know, I was overwhelmingly voted in as your president for another 2-year term. It's true no one ran against me, so a landslide was the forgone conclusion. Victory is sweet, let me tell you. With two more years to go, I want to do a better job helping guide the ACGA, and that means more of the "doing" thing. My goal, in a nutshell, is to make ACGA membership something recognizably and tangibly beneficial to all its members, such as creating more access to resources like marketing support and networking with peers. Also, I notice whenever ACGA members get together, they just love talking shop, hanging out, and brainstorming together. I want to create more opportunities for member events that are free, fun, and provide occasions to get together and... do something!
At the recent annual retreat we made a list of ideas to help achieve this goal, and you can read my report below to get more details. The next day I thought of a fun event the help our members with Facebook networking, called "Liking Me, Liking You" which Erin McGuiness and I are going to host on Thursday, March 1. Again, please read details below to participate in person or virtually.
Finally, we have a new member to welcome the Board of Directors, Kathy Pallie. I want to extend a warm welcome to Kathy, and encourage our members to check out her work right here.
I hope everyone has a healthy and happy 2012.