I say "begun" because this trip triggered a deep assessment for us of where we are in our business, and where we want to be. One of the important concepts we shared in our presentation was the need for business owners to get altitude from the day to day of their organization in order to understand where the business is and where it’s going. This is a challenging task because, as small business owners, we often live in or are continually brought back into the trenches of our operations. Elisabeth and I want a business that works for us, gives meaningful employment to others, and transforms the lives of both our clients and our team. We have worked these past five years in developing systems to run our organization to create the consistent outcomes that we want. Our systems run the business, and our people run our systems. As we presented in Chicago on this very topic, we realized that the time has come for us to practice what we preach and truly take the leap that will allow the growth we envision to manifest.
When any of us give ourselves the time and altitude to rise above the daily rush of our days, we may see or feel or hear the call of some truth for our lives. It may come in a whisper or, as in my case, a moment of knowing that the time is now. Time again to take another leap and trust my gut. We came back with a commitment to elevate my role at RedBird, which was long overdue. This change will involve much less teaching and more leading and building the channels and structure of RedBird’s future of growth, stability and prosperity. Elisabeth and I hope all of you will support these important changes, so that we can continue to enjoy the community of support and home of transformation, which RedBird embodies, for many years to come.