Autumn….October…Last Quarter…All of these things summon to mind an ending of sorts. End of Summer. End of Summer Vacation for the kids and lastly, the end of the fiscal year in quarters. But they don’t have to mean endings….they can also mean beginnings. We begin to plan for next year, first quarter. We work on projections and budgets. We hunker down in our big sweaters and warm boots and prepare to be comfortable for the coming cold months. Figuratively and literally. Figuratively, meaning we prepare, we stockpile and we plan. We figure out what we need to sustain us through the next few months as far as workload, schedules and activity. We look at upcoming events, seminars, conferences and if we are lucky some travel to warmer destinations.
Literally, now that’s the fun part for me. Big bulky sweaters(hides the extra few pounds that maybe the golf course beer might have added), warm hoodies and boots and mitts and scarves. Lots of outdoor activities to get the blood pumping and the body moving. Hikes, runs, walks, whatever it is, get out and do it. Nothing better for clearing the head, and making room for fresh, new thoughts. It gets you motivated and can take you places in your thinking you haven’t been before. Speaking of places where you haven’t been before, I’m really looking forward to being an exhibitor at the Annual OTA Convention this year. I have been a long standing member of the organization, and I have been honoured to be a speaker there on a couple of occasions, however, this year, we are going to be there as an exhibitor. I hope you will drop by and see us. We are going to be showcasing a new product that has some real Recruiting and Retention value and we are really excited to be there. Last month I blogged about the Driver Shortage and what are people doing about it? Next month, I will be putting my money where my mouth is, so to speak, and getting the word out about how we can try and help our own situation. I’m looking forward to launching this program and hope you all will be too!
In the meantime, remember, get up, get out, and get it on! Nothing more rejuvenating than setting goals and accomplishing them step by step. It’s been said that a journey has three parts: a start, a middle and an end. No matter what you choose as your journey, enjoy every part of it. Be in the now and appreciate every moment. Don’t forget to ask yourself, if you haven’t already; what will be my journey ?
About the Author
Lisa Arseneau is transportation insurance broker with over 25 years of experience in the trucking industry. She is the Vice President of T.R.I.P Division of the Pearson Dunn Insurance. She is a member of the Ontario Trucking Association, The Toronto and Hamilton Transportation Clubs and is and is passionate advocate for her clients. Lisa can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org