In the spirit of Halloween week, I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes with you: “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt And while it would be tempting to hit the haunted hay ride this week and put a check in the box, please take a moment to think of something that you avoid out of fear – is it speaking up in meetings? Being asked to negotiate? Or taking on a project that seems too big? Fear is certainly a necessary emotion and it kept our ancestors alive, however, what we have to be afraid of today has certainly changed, but our body’s response to it has not. Here is one of my favorite articles with tips for more fearless living: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/08/fearless-living-things-to-know_n_3385765.html
I wanted to take a moment to thank Somer Washington, Board Member and Chair of the Dallas Networking Committee for the past three years. Somer will be turning her Networking Committee chairmanship over to Brianna Letzelter of Convergex and Deborah Griffith of JP Morgan on January 1st. We are thrilled to have Brianna and Deborah on board, and look forward to the great events they have in store for you all in 2015. Somer has done nothing short of an outstanding job the last three years. Under her leadership, the networking events have grown considerably as has the Dallas membership base. It has been both an honor and a pleasure to work with her, and we are all grateful for her service.
We have terrific events coming up this week that you will not want to miss! Please join us for our third annual Boots & Blackjack Casino Night in Dallas on Wednesday– grab your significant other, colleagues and friends and join us for this great fun event! Please also check out the rest of our Fall line-up – our C-Suite Dinners are filling up fast, so register early to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon! Happy Halloween!