Letter from the PublisherOct 31, 2022 09:00AM ● By Nancy Seigle
The holiday season is upon us, and I have been reflecting on my family and friends, and on my career.
I feel immense gratitude for the many paths this profession has taken me, for the relationships put on that path and for the opportunities still to come.
Gratitude, for me, is humbling … calming … and all so necessary for success!
Humbling? Because without gratitude, we can easily lose sight of what is real. I remember starting in advertising; we would make “cold calls” having only finite ad space to sell! Today, I am humbled for the opportunity to not only sell ads, but to create, build and nurture an authentic space for community to thrive—bringing folks together through editorials, social media, newsletters and events. What a blessing!
Calming? Because without calmness, real confidence cannot exist. I would not be where I am in this profession or in this world without those who went before me. My mentors taught and paved the way for me so I could make my own personal mark. What could be more calming or more confidence-building than to know you have an incredible, supportive tribe rooting for you?
Success? You can’t have it without gratitude. It’s that simple. Gratitude is necessary for each of us to reflect in a healthy way where we’ve been, to examine where we are now, and to dream fully where we can go in the future.
The most successful people I know give back and help others achieve their goals. They are humble, calm and always, always grateful.
I invite you in this season of thanksgiving to reflect on your past and be thankful for it all. Appreciate what today brings you and look forward with happiness and peace and create the future of your dreams.