At Mission Minded, we so strongly believe in the worthiness of a good reset that one of our organizational values is to “Live Fully”. And, knowing how tough it can be to turn off, we close our offices for two weeks over the holidays. Email goes to vacation response, Slack goes to sleep, and we encourage each other to reconnect with our passions outside of work.
For some of us, this means time for adventure or travel. For others, it equals as much time in their pajamas as possible. But however we define our ideal breaks, we honor one another’s time away from their desks.
Some Mission Minded strategists spent their time away attending immersive art exhibits or relishing the serenity in rustic cabins. There was at least one lively, all-night party and a string of two-a-day workouts. Those are different but equally solid ways to start fresh.
Many of us spent time enjoying being outdoors. From the dry deserts of California to excellent ski conditions in the Colorado mountains, we trekked and schussed and even hugged a tree or two (at least figuratively).
We got in some quality time with family and our furry friends, letting leisure and love replenish us.
While on a journey across the country, one of us got to watch the Potato drop in Boise, ID. Another reconnected with her grandmother in India, going through old family albums and hearing stories about her ancestors.
Like most of you reading this, we also spent a lot of time celebrating. From holiday parties to theme parties, spirits stayed high. Our Co-founders Zach and Jennie even got to share a special moment when Jennie was greeted with an unexpected out-of-town guest at her Christmas party.
As we get back to work this new year, we feel grateful for our community of colleagues and clients, all of whom imbue their work with humanity, passion, and purpose. We live fully so we can show up fully, working to make this world better.
Living fully is one of our shared values at Mission Minded. Taking the time to set those values out has helped us hone in on what’s truly important for all of us. If you haven’t honed in on the values that drive your organization, the start of the year is the perfect time for a new beginning and increased clarity. Read on to learn how you can amplify your own brand values this new year.
With a background in project management and brand positioning, Abbey Meyers is a creative professional with a love for strategy and planning. A firm believer that all good narratives should have a backbone, she loves the art of effective storytelling through a creative fusion of cold hard facts and future untapped potential.
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