It’s August and the expression, “Let the Games Begin” is in full force. For sports enthusiasts, look no further than the 2016 Summer Olympics. For those intrigued by politics, there’s the U.S. presidential election. For many students across the country, the new school year has started, bringing with it an academic competition.
Most of us would agree Americans are highly competitive. And we might even say it’s increased over the years, given the prominence of reality show competitions as noted in this interesting article from Psychology Today.
All of this leads me to ask: What is your “game”?
The answer will vary, depending on the person: family, business, cooking, sports, art, reading, and on and on.
I just spent some vacation days in Colorado, where I think the game for many people there is enjoying the great outdoors. Residents and visitors alike enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, running and more.
I tried my hand at mountain biking and hiking the peaks.
Was it challenging? Yes.
Was it exhilarating? Yes.
I would like to publicly thank Emily, our capable guide. Without her, I wouldn’t have successfully biked down the mountain without crashing or navigated the steep trail without falling. Emily loves the outdoors and has truly embraced what Colorado has to offer. Her “game” at work is helping people like me navigate the mountains (on bike, ski, snowboard, foot or even segway) and enjoy the great outdoors, all while having fun. I believe a great guide like Emily makes all the difference.
Many of us in business find ourselves engaged in the game of communications – communicating our value proposition to customers, sharing our values to employees, and telling our story to make our company stand out from the competition. Having a capable guide is beneficial.
My colleagues and I enjoy helping clients win the communications game. Whether it’s telling your story with social media or navigating communications during a crisis, we’d love to be your capable guide.