As some of you know, this past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving.
For some reason, unlike the USA, we celebrate our version of the holiday prior to Halloween rolling around. Maybe it’s because we wait until AFTER the main meal to focus on dessert!
One of the things for which I’m thankful is the ability to do what I love for a living. It’s truly fortunate to find meaningful work that aligns with one’s passions, as well as being ideally suited to one’s skills, expertise, and personality. Like many (most? all?) of you, I spent years working various jobs that I neither enjoyed nor at which I excelled. The bright side? It certainly puts the current situation into sharp relief, and helps create a stronger sense of gratitude.
No offence to readers around the globe, I’m also incredibly grateful to live in Canada. Sure, we have our own problems, and sometimes it’s easy to overlook the benefits. It’s important that we never forget what an amazing country this is, and that we identify and maintain the best of what we have, and work even harder to improve it. It’s also essential that we perform a tough and objective assessment of what’s not working well, and come together to make those things better for all of us.
That’s why a key component of the upcoming Emerston Group (EG) project will be a condensed, accessible, and powerful set of Project Management tools and micro-projects (meant specifically for non-Project Managers). Of course, these will be made available internationally, not just in Canada.
I’ve found that so many people want to help change the world for the better, but they don’t know where to start, or how to leverage their time and effort. With the upcoming EG project, more people than ever before will be able to effectively and efficiently drive the changes most important to them.
I’ll be posting each Tuesday about my experiences, observations, and thoughts related to the project launch, as well as other related and/or assorted goings-on. I’m hoping that you will join me, and that you find it an interesting, entertaining, and helpful journey! Please share this blog with others who might find it useful, such as entrepreneurs, small business owners, bloggers, program/project management professionals, speakers, and anyone else you think just might be plain curious! Thanks for your time, and here’s looking forward to the next step! Nigel