Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were absolutely perfect and you are walking boldly into and excited about the year ahead of you.
As you know, the onset of a new year is a time to reflect on the past, prepare for the present, and make plans for the future. Things are no different at Nspiregreen. While we relish in our success from the previous year, we realize that there are certainly opportunities for improvement in our business. One area that we are consistently working on is relationship building.
I have a confession. I am a business card hoarder. I can count the number of untouched business cards that I have collected at events over the years. Each of these cards represents an opportunity for a new relationship and opportunity for collaboration. Admittedly, sometimes the day to day of the business gets in the way of that followup; but, I, Chanceé, vow to do better this year. In fact, I have set aside weekly time just for this. It’s one of a few improvement areas that I am stretching into and certainly one where I think many of us can do a bit better.
What about you? Is there an area of improvement that you want to focus on for your business? What is it and how are you approaching it? Tell us about it in the comments.
Focus on making this your best year yet!
Chanceé Lundy Russell is the Co-Founder of Nspiregreen LLC a community, multimodal, and environmental planning firm based in Washington, DC. The Selma, Alabama native received her BS in Environmental Science from Alabama A&M University and her MS in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. She is passionate about environmental justice issues and works to create healthy, livable communities for all.