Practical Advice for the New Year

Jan 19, 2021 | All Posts, Team Expertise

By moss+ross team.

The moss+ross team gathered virtually last week to kick off the new year, and exchanged advice for approaching the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Be Intentional

  • Use virtual meetings to your advantage by emphasizing the interaction and inclusiveness that this medium offers. Don’t just present a webinar – engage and inspire.
  • Introduce some fun – be creative in how you’re engaging with people, whether that’s through Google Meet or from behind your mask.
  • Reach out for help, or find and lift up the voices of others who have done the work that can be helpful.
  • Do things to plant possibility for the future – like a gardener plants a seed.

Be present

  • Connect personally. Pick up the phone.
  • Plan ahead, but don’t get too far ahead. Sometimes opportunity comes in working with what you have in front of you. This moment is what you have.
  • Extend grace to others. Avoid judging too harshly and recognize that many people are carrying heavy loads.
  • Patience is a virtue. Do what you can, and know that tomorrow is another day to try.

Be well

  • Stay positive, and project that positivity to others. Try using a mantra for yourself, such as “the best is ahead”
  • Don’t take yourself too seriously. Take a deep breath.
  • Be mindful of your own health. Go outside. Drop your shoulders when you’re on that Zoom call, and lean back.
  • “Hold fast to what is good.” What is good keeps us anchored, strong and consistent.

Oh, and one more thing: change your passwords!

Our team is grateful to do meaningful work with each other and with each of our clients. We wish you wisdom and grace in this coming year.