From the August Newsletter
As you read this our summer is drawing to a close. We are headed back into the busier part of the year for many of our shops. As school is starting again most of you are preparing for homecoming, fall and yes, Christmas. There are 150 days left before the big day. If you haven’t already, you should start thinking about what and where you will be placing your Christmas merchandise this year.
I am looking forward to the coming year and all that it holds for us as Allied. We are growing and becoming stronger each and every meeting, While the numbers don’t seem to be changing yet, we are growing in the choices we are making and the way things are evolving. We look forward to the future and what it holds for us now. I am asking that all of you, over the next year, make your very best attempts to be at all of the meetings so that we can not only spend time together and get to know each other better, but that we can also see the upturn in numbers as we continue to spread education in our community. Each and every one of you is an integral part of our organization and our very existence depends on you.
On a different note, Zig Ziglar once said “What you get by accomplishing your goals is not as important as what you become by accomplishing your goals.” All of us set goals, personal goals, business goals and so forth. When I read this quote I was reminded that not even the achievement itself is all that important. Yes we should have goals, yes we should strive to achieve those goals, but what it important is not the goal itself, but our growth through the process. As we reach for the stars every day, let us not forget about the steps we must take to get there. Let that be our resolution now, to grow in our processes. In all that we do, let us become better and better as people and in who we are. As always, Keep blooming and go out and make something beautiful today.
Alan Masters AIFD, CFD