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Finding Value in 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:50 PM | Kevin Smith (Administrator)

Finding Value in 2018

by Jenn Stangl

“What’s your new year’s resolution?”  Not sure how many of you encountered the same question over the last few weeks, or how you responded.  Personally, I’ve never been a fan of resolutions.  A friend approached me with this question and I shared with her a quote I came across a few days prior.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

This sparked a discussion about how we set such high expectations for ourselves.  We want to feel successful in so many areas of our lives (at work, at home, in relationships, etc.), and in turn, we tend to feel unsuccessful because we can’t meet every expectation.  But, if we look at the value we provide (to our families, friends, co-workers, organizations, etc.), it might elevate how we see ourselves.  We can remove the skewed perspective we may have of success and focus instead on the value we bring to our relationships and experiences.


ATD-MAC’s 2018 focus is to provide you with value.  We want to give you applicable and enlightening experiences that support you in providing value in your lives.  Whether it is through attendance at our monthly events, volunteering with the chapter, or joining the board, we want to inspire you to find and provide value.

Our January 25th, State of the Chapter will provide you with an overview of the chapter and some of our upcoming events.  We’ll have time to network, share stories, and information to start the new year off right! 

To ensure you receive the full value of your membership, I encourage you to check your account (ATD-MAC and National if you are a power member) and make sure all your contact information is updated, including email and mailing address.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the chapter, want to get involved, or are interested in connecting. 


Jennifer Stangl is the Director of Professional Development at CUES. She also serves as the President of ATD-MAC.

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