MarketingThoughtsPeople at Barque Party

Tomorrow our nation celebrates its birthday. Visions of backyard barbecues with friends and family congregating around the pool. Someone’s kid that you’re probably related to somehow, loses a hot dog in the grass. A day away from the phone, the computer, the urgent little fires that consume our days. This is an opportunity to sit back and take it easy. Nothing beats a good summertime holiday.

The thing is, there was a lot of work involved in creating this situation. Even before cleaning the grill and setting up picnic tables. I mean the birth of a nation, the battles for freedom, exploration and expansion, taking risks where success was not guaranteed, and following an instinct that told a courageous people that the world offered more than they were currently getting.

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re doing something pretty amazing too. You’re an entrepreneur or a principal operative, a director or manager, or someone who is blazing a trail off the beaten path. You’ve started something new. It’s hard work, but it’s the most rewarding thing you’ve done. And that is cause for celebration too.