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November 2016

It’s time to plan your company’s 2017 strategic retreat.

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We’ve got two hamsters at home…Fluffy and Butso (my six year old named them, for the record).

They are fascinating to watch in action.  They create nests, forage for food, explore every level and they just seem so. darn. BUSY…all the time.

Their little hamster wheel churns non-stop.

I’m fairly convinced that if I could figure out a way to hook up a power generator to that wheel, they could power my entire house.

Ever feel like a Butso in your work life?

Wouldn’t it be nice to step off the hamster wheel and focus a little time towards mapping out your strategic plan for 2017?

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US Election 2016: 5 next steps for #eventprofs

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The results are in, Trump is the next President of the United States and the 2016 election have left a country divided and in shock.

So, what happens now?

First, deep breath.

repeat after me:

you are going to be okay. you are going to be okay. you are going to be okay.

We know first hand that event planners like to be in control of everything – let’s be honest – we’re control freaks…the unprecedented shock, uncertainty and anxiety is shared by all of us.

I hear you, I feel you and and I’m right there with you.

However, it’s crucial that we don’t let these feelings overwhelm us and in turn, negatively impact our businesses.

Our UK team at The Simplifiers went through a very similar experience following the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the EU earlier this year. Eerily, what you’re feeling right now is very much what was felt all over England last June. Shock, fear, the whole nine.

Put the kettle on because by golly, everything got INTENSE real quick.

But thankfully in that, we learned some important lessons and have drawn up a plan to keep you and your business moving forward…today, this week and the coming months ahead…

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