Over the last year, and especially the last month, I have been observing the efforts of organizations and agencies dealing with extraordinary events. From the global pandemic to the recent weather crisis in Texas, I have a deeper sense of gratitude for my team at JBH&A and the work they do to keep our clients calm, safe and prepared. With thirty-three years of high-level personal assistance experience under our belt, we know how to prepare our clients, from large organizations to individuals, for the unexpected.
Keeping this month’s brief, brief, will take a level of restraint that I rarely use outside of Nordstrom’s shoe department. This edition is a concise introduction to Tonie Leatherberry. Many of you already know of Tonie and her achievements in the business world. I do not want to repeat what has already been beautifully written about/by Tonie: here, and here, but I will tell you that I was recently introduced to her, and now she a JBH&A client.
Everyday I receive wonderful encouragement from the book, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down. Towards the end of the book, Haemin Sunim writes, “One word of encouragement, said with kindness and hope, can change a person’s future.” 2020 did a great job reminding me of that.
Wrapping up a year of appreciating new adventures and resurrecting past habits I can see that one constant in my life has been the desire to work hard and stay positive. Believe me, I have my moments of complete repose or total disappointment, but my nature, my innate “playbook”, has been one of silver linings.
Turning 65 this month and spending the last 9 in some version of quarantine, I’ve been reflecting on my life. The magical and the messy.
During this reflective time I decided to share with you my five top lessons learned, in no particular order.