In January 2015 we declared that “Vitality” was the theme of the year and indeed it was. In 2016 our annual theme is inspired by one of our heroes, Kobe Bryant, who is retiring from a stellar basketball career this year.

In a recent TV interview Kobe spoke of his current role as a teacher to his fellow Lakers and summed up his advice in very simple terms: “Always bring the best version of yourself to the game!”

From our perspective, your career is your game.  Many see their work life as just a means of survival, to pay the bills. We see our career as a vehicle for self-discovery, self-actualization and our way of empowering others to win their game.

We believe that human beings do have a choice as to which version of themselves is brought to every situation and every interaction they have with others. This applies even to times when you are alone.

In fact, the art of bringing the best version of you to the game could very well be the most rewarding game of all. It is a game that takes practice, so you might as well have fun playing it.  That means giving yourself credit when you win at it and not being hard on yourself when you miss the mark.

So, as usual, we invite you to join us on the adventure of applying this year’s theme.  Let us know how it goes!

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

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