RSS Dear Readers…

Over the past few years of writing this blog, much has changed in my role as a community leader. I love writing posts for Musings with Mitch and feel the blog has in many ways become an extension of me. Your attention to, and interest in, this publication have made my “musings” worthwhile, and I so appreciate your readership.

But, as we start a new year, we will be saying goodbye to this valuable publication – which is why it is with bittersweet sentiment I am writing this final blog post for Musings with Mitch.

As the saying goes, “the only thing constant in life is change,” and transitioning into a new phase of my professional life is exciting, but also a little scary. Fortunately, I have navigated these types of transitions many times before and have a strong tool belt of skills from which to operate.

With the concept of navigating transitions in mind, I will focus on this topic for my final blog post.

Whether you are moving from one position to another within your organization, moving into … Read More »

Things That Make Me Go “Hmm”

I’ve been thinking lately about some of life’s imponderables—the most baffling things about everyday life. Have you noticed that some of our most popular expressions just don’t add up?

We have all heard the saying “time is money,” which suggests that to do something fast will result in the greatest reward. Doesn’t the greatest reward come from winning a personal or professional battle, no matter how long it takes? Hmm.
When opportunity knocks, do you open the door and welcome her in, or do you stand there and yak at her, asking a ton of questions, only to find that she turns her back on you and walks away? Hmm.
They say “misery loves company,” but I can’t think of a single person who wants anything to do with it. Let’s all come together to get rid of it once and for all! Hmm.
Why do some people have a hard time expressing appreciation, like accepting the gift of a compliment? Hmm.
Why is it that some of the most rich and famous people in the world seem to be the most miserable?  … Read More »

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Executive Vice President
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