Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year

As we welcome in another new year I like to take some time to reflect and plan.

Reflect on 2018.  Take your time.  Take a deep breath and browse through your 2018 calendar.  Remember the events, meetings and parties throughout the year. What was the best thing that you enjoyed?  Name some other things that were great, good and helpful.  What was the biggest challenge you endured?  I try to learn something from the ups and the downs in my day, my week, my month and my year. Opportunities to reflect are available every day.  Too often I rush into the "next" thing I want to do, next event to plan or next meeting to prepare without taking time to reflect on all that I learned from the recent past.  I have missed opportunities in my rush to the next thing.

Plan for 2019.  How can you take what you learned from 2018 and implement those lessons into your new year?  I am a life long learner so I am making a list of what I can learn this year so I can be the better for my family, better  in my career and better as a person.
I challenge you to learn something new today, this week, this month and this year.

You could totally change the trajectory of your life by learning a new thing.  As this year progresses I will tell you about some of the courses available through our online learning center.  My career and thus my premier course is freight broker training but because I know that is not for everyone I offer a variety of other online courses to help others find a better future.

Happy New Year to the most amazing learners out there.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

A carpenter and his very pregnant wife had to travel across land on a donkey to be counted in the census.  They arrive only find that all the hotel rooms had already been taken.  The carpenter begged the inn keeper for any place to lay their head because his wife was so exhausted from the travel.  The innkeeper allows them to sleep in the stable where everyone parked their mode of transportation. 

A little baby was born to that carpenter and his wife that night.  They named him Jesus.  That was over 2000 years ago yet we still celebrate that birth in grand style today.  Christmas is a time to celebrate the miracle of birth, the value of family and the abundant blessings we enjoy in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I am very thankful for my family, for my friends and for my business.  I have the greatest job, meeting people with unique stories, hopes and dreams.  I wish you the very merriest of celebrations during this special season.  Choose to bless others with kindness this season and every season.  

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach