One of the leaders of our teams had a “NoVid” party.

It’s like they were saying, “OK, we’re done, let’s get back to the regularly scheduled show!”

We can see the pace of business returning yet with a different flavor. In some spots, it’s a slow leak. In others, it’s a full-on fire hose.

What’s your “show” look like right now? How are you, your family, your business, and your employees?

A lot has happened in the last year. It’s time to memorialize it before we forget.

What changed for you? In you? In your business?

What will you keep?

What will you stop?

How will you make sure to remember what you learned? What will never go back to the way it was?

Here’s just one thought for the weekend.

Write it down.

The shift in employees, customers, suppliers, and your community has changed. How?

Take 5 minutes and pound out an email to yourself reviewing you, your family, and your company answering the above questions. Think through all your constituents. Ask your team to do it as well. Then share what you’ve written. The stories of these journals will give you a window into the good, bad, and what should stay and go.

We’re fickle creatures and quickly forget what we’ve learned.

You know this to be true as you have to say the same things over and over again to your team for it to permeate your company. You do it with values and your why. Patrick Lencioni calls it the Chief Reminding Officer. You need to memorialize and then create a path to reminding at this moment – before the full pace of business returns, and we get back to our regularly scheduled program.

Dan Cooper
Post by Dan Cooper
June 25, 2021
Dan Cooper co-founded ej4, a video-based online training company, in 2003, and was its CEO until selling in 2012. During his time with ej4, he grew the company from a startup to a nationally-recognized firm, serving clients including Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Honeywell, Monsanto and Syngenta. Channel partners included SAP and Oracle. As of the 2012, ej4 was serving 1,000+ customers, delivering millions of program views, was highly profitable and debt-free. Today, he is the CEO of Acumen, a mastermind community platform built for CEOs and Owners of strong and growing companies. He and his wife, Ali, have three children and attend Cure of Ars church in Leawood, KS. Dan enjoys running, all things soccer — coaching, playing and watching —and burning all types of meat on the backyard barbecue grill.