Embrace the Detour

This week, I’m going “off the beaten path” to talk about how sometimes you need to embrace the detour along the journey to regain your perspective!

Never one to slow down much, I often continue my work on vacation. While that might sound crazy to some, for me it’s an opportunity to really let the creative juices flow. And upon my return to the regular road I find I come back renewed, refreshed and armed with some of my best ideas and new strategies to share in my books and with my clients.

As an advocate, this summer could be YOUR time to do some reflection about what is working or not working in your efforts to influence leaders. Then embrace the opportunity (detour) and try something new! We’ve all heard the saying, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”. I wholeheartedly support that philosophy, but I also believe that even if it isn’t “broke”, perhaps it needs to be polished or just made more secure.

Throughout my book, A Journey To Yes, I’ve tried to challenge even the most veteran advocates to think outside the box and incorporate a new strategy into their advocacy plan. I encourage you to do the same. And perhaps at the end of your road you too will find a new perspective and renewed energy to become the advocate you want to be!

Your Partner in Advocacy…Kathy

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