Friday, September 4, 2015

Are you taking the time to revitalize?

Jeff Miller,
Vice President of
Business Development
As business owners and managers, we can easily be caught up in day-to-day details and commitments, making sure to deliver and execute. As Trigard’s Vice President of Business Development, I am privileged with meeting many different business owners, managers and staff across the country. During our meetings, I typically present them with ideas and concepts to grow their businesses. In the past month, I have had the opportunity of attending two high-quality conferences, as an attendee rather than a presenter. Not only did I gain new insights from presenters with many different perspectives, but more importantly, was forced to sit back, listen, and reflect on what it is I do every day. The experience of listening and being in the presence of so many high-energy colleagues was invaluable. Although, it may seem overwhelming to remove ourselves from the daily grind. It can be beneficial to take a few days to reflect and revitalize.

I challenge each of you to take a time out and attend a conference. The rejuvenation you will feel by surrounding yourself with like-minded professionals, all with the same focus, will be time well spent. NFDA is right around the corner. Have you registered yet? Don’t think of it as a couple days away from the office, think of it as a way to gain traction and refocus on the long-term future and success of your business. Though it may seem impossible, our business can survive without us for a day or two. Play “hooky” for a few days, and return revitalized and better prepared to lead your company to future success.

This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at

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