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  • Writer's pictureEric Grimm

On the Move

Life always changes. Even though you've been in one place for a long time, the winds stir up a new passion, a new hunger to be on the wing and on the move.

When the season comes, we all must be ready to lay down the old and take on the new.

Sand Hill Cranes are always on the move, traveling north in the spring and south in the fall. These magnificent winged creatures gather by the thousands in a community of change that never stops.

It's been more than 20 years that I've worked for the same company. There were many different titles, many different skill sets over the time, some learned others applied. Many different people and personalities paraded through events, issues, and demands. During it all I felt there was a calling and a purpose to being where I was. That was reaffirmed often when trying to make sense of dramatic business and technology changes that affected everything and everyone.

Never Lose Your Why

Even today, as the company looks nothing like it was at the trail head, the path has been easy and rewarding because my purpose was clear for me: help constituents be the best they could be at making a difference in a crazy world and use my gifts for something bigger than myself. With a tip of the hat to Simon Sinek, I have worked not so much on the what or the how but on the why I do what I do.

It's very freeing and helps overcome the dullness of group think and misguided intentions that have more to do with individual needs and emotions than getting the job done.

It's been a great migration and the next season promises even more.

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