Joyce Kubik, President
I remember the challenges my first few years of running my own business presented: understanding my market, finding my focus, working up a business plan, and so much more. I found it difficult to make the kind of progress I envisioned because I wanted to do it all. Like so many, I got so busy doing my day-to-day stuff that I didn’t pay attention to the direction things were going. I needed to step back and think about what I could do to make things a lot easier and get better results.
I remember reading in Millionaire Women Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. that businesses often get to a point where we must make a decision: do we want to settle for making enough money to be comfortable, or are we interested in building a million dollar business?
That applies to our organization as well as our businesses. For your professional association to become an even faster growing organization—which it has the potential to do—we need your help. The ACO is lucky to have an inspired, collegial, intelligent, and energetic board and a number of great ideas for initiatives that will benefit of our members and the profession. To implement them, however, we will need help. We want to make things at the ACO easier to do and get better results. We want to adopt the millionaire plan.
Over the next few weeks you will see announcements and descriptions of open volunteer positions. For those of you who have asked to become more involved with the ACO, this is a great time to do so.
Getting involved with the ACO was one of the best decisions I ever made for my self as a coach and for my business. My resultant status as a leader has opened doors and my name recognition has soared, making it much easier for people to find me online and through word of mouth. Plus I’ve made great friends and learned much that has truly benefited me. So when you see those announcements come out, act on them. You’ll be glad you did.
Until next time . . .