New Year

New Years forecasts or resolutions are tricky. The heap of unfulfilled promises to myself initiated at the beginning of the year is large. In fact, I have been reluctant in recent years to even venture into this territory.

The call of our local monthly magazine editor, Anne O’Connor, to share thoughts for the year ahead presented anew the opportunity to be deliberate about the coming year. I have became wary of broad brush strokes ambitions. You know, like ending hunger this year or peace on earth. I am more modest and realistic. I realize that the changes in the year ahead all begin with me.

So what will be different for me in 2011? The first thought is that I will find more gratitude for the abundance of life I enjoy. Moving here little over a year ago, I have found the land fertile, the people generous and the environment expansive. I am grateful each day that I see a sunrise or sunset for the beauty of this region. Never before, have I been so captivated with brilliance and uniqueness of this daily gift. I am grateful for the relationships I have. Each one offers a rich texture for my life.

I will find love in everything I do. Love, the acceptance of everyone (myself included) and everything without judgement, will fill every aspect of my life and all parts of my day.  I am exploring having love be the foundation for business this year and feeling the expansion this will be for myself and others – materially and spiritually.

I see more harmony in life in 2011. As I choose more deliberately my thoughts and actions, I will have more authentic relationships. I see people from all over the world coming to Viroqua to work with us and find out about the connection of growing and the cycle of life and business. These lessons will help people find new ways to work and live together..

I see great harvests and sharing our abundance with our community.

What a wonderful year!

Author: Thomas White

Over the past thirty-five years, Thomas White has created and led private and public organizations that initiated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as computer software, publishing, printing, market research, leadership development and organizational change. The common ingredients in his success are simple. He looked beyond the limitations that others believed and found real solutions to needs that business leaders have. He attracted the best talent to translate these innovative solutions into practical products and services that were of high value to customers. He created cultures where people love what they do, work at their best and produce extraordinary results. In addition to his role as a business leader, Thomas has been a pioneer and inventor of technologies in the computer-networking field. He is a patent holder for innovations in business process and workflow technology. As part of his passion for educating others about the interface of human and computer systems, he was the co-author of “New Tools for New Times, The Workflow Paradigm”. He has also written articles for numerous publications. In 2001, he turned his attention from leading companies to supporting leadership teams in creating organizations of excellence. After many years of being a part of the machine of change, Thomas recognized that business is the most powerful force in the world. It has a major impact on public policy and governments everywhere. It is a key influence on how we use our resources and sets an example of the values that shape communities from local to global. He formed the consulting firm of Profoundly Simple to be a guide for exemplary leaders - leaders who wisely uses the power they are entrusted with to serve their constituencies first and themselves second; leaders who know that it is good business to treat people with respect, honor the environment and act with impeccable integrity – leaders who inspire greatness in those around them and by doing so create great organizations that are notable examples of success. Feeling the itch to get back into the game again, Thomas joined with two long time friends, to start the C-Suite Network. This network of business leaders offers an online network, events, services, and insights to its 500,000 member community. In addition, the C-Suite Network produces and distributes television and radio content to an audience of over 5M per month

1 thought on “New Year”

  1. You articulate my new years wishes so well. Thank you for your intentions, I feel them ripple out in our community, it will be a great year of growth for us all!

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