lake_springfield800pxMy son David is reminding me lately of the value of switching things up. For several years, he has focused on watercolors and printmaking as his primary artistic outlets. A few weeks ago, he raided my art box for some old brushes and paint tubes, built himself a beautiful portable easel, and shifted his attention to oil painting. Instead of slipping backward during this adjustment period, David launched into a flurry of productivity and forward progress–demonstrating renewed passion and excitement in his work (some of the new pieces are posted on his site,

This is beautifully relevant to my personal experience lately, as I move from being tightly focused on senior living into helping a broader range of teams and companies. This shift has engaged my “inner generalist” and expanded the way I see myself and how I interact with teams. There will be more to come on this topic later, but I just want to say it’s exciting to embrace change.

So what kind of change are you ripe for? Are you making assumptions that are possibly holding you and your company back? Consider a conversation designed specifically to challenge those assumptions, even if it’s to affirm that you’re on the right track today!