So I started a new post last night about my 2013 YPO retreat (from which I just returned). I called the post Re(4) which stands for Recharge, Reinvent, Reinvigorate, Revive. I started to write and had a funny feeling I had done a similar post about a year ago when I returned from my 2012 YPO retreat. DUH! I had written basically everything I wanted to write this year, last year! If you read just one thing I write, please read this post from last year. It really is so important not only for people running a business, but also for anyone looking to improve his/her life skill sets.
In addition to the below post, I would also like to add a new twist. Last year I talked about “retreat and recharge” which is all still VERY relevant. This year I want to add “REINVENT”. The business world is moving at such a fast pace it is hard for all of us to keep up. We also see forces changing our business models almost daily. Tom Friedman, in today’s New York Times, talked about how 10 years ago Facebook, Twitter, 4G, the iPhone, and the Ipad did not even exist! Can you imagine a world without all of these “things”?? Pretty impossible. But with all of this new technology comes the need to harness it for our specific needs… and that is where REINVENTION comes in. It is no longer enough to just have a forum of advisers where you can share ideas. It is no longer enough to just “take a business time out” to recharge. It is no longer enough to have a renewed sense of energy. We also now need to constantly REINVENT our business so we stay relevant for today’s ever changing business world.
So please reread last year’s post and keep in mind the idea of REINVENTION along with everything I wrote. And as always, ENJOY.
Oh, and remember the Rolling Stones are back on tour!!! Don’t miss it!!!