This morning, when I walked out my front door, there it was, standing in front of me — the obvious sign that things are changing again.
Not that anyone these days needs to be told that things are changing. Again.
But this sign is a welcome indicator to me, arriving every year at about this time.
I’m talking about the sugar maple across the street that is one of the first to have its leaves turn.
It seems to happen overnight. One day, all green. The next, its narrow, stalky branches are shooting straight up, like a Roman candle of fiery autumn colors, bursting out from its verdant surroundings.
Can’t you tell I get so excited to see it? As often happens, I stopped to take a picture. I do that a lot. I must have a dozen or more photos of this tree and others in my collection, taken each fall as the leaves change and fade.
And the tree isn’t the only sign that the season is changing — there’s a newfound coolness in the morning now, the air is crisper, the sunlight brighter than in the past few weeks.
All of these signs serve to remind me, as I walk around my neighborhood, to take a moment to reflect back on what’s occurred, to assess and perhaps celebrate, and to begin planning for what lies ahead. It’s a time to remember and a time to consider making changes.
Are you feeling the same way? Does the turning of the leaves inspire you to start thinking about making some changes?
The seasonal change inspired us at Mortimer Communications, and we’ve been doing some tweaking and updating, including re-launching our website. I encourage you to click over and take a peek. Maybe it will spark some ideas for you.
And, as an incentive, we’re offering a free e-guide, “Why Don’t They Understand My Story?: Three Simple Tips for Ensuring Your Messaging is Working.” It’s a quick read and shares a sampling of our “secret sauce” to help you start telling a better story today. Just scroll to the bottom of the home page, fill out the form, and we’ll send it to you.
When you do that, you’ll get signed up to receive my newsletter and emails, which allows us to stay in touch and to share storytelling resources, tips, and other useful information, about once a month.
Also, if it’s been awhile since we’ve spoken, feel free to schedule a meeting to catch up. I’d love to find out what you’ve been up to, what changes you may be planning for the coming year, and how we can help.
Henry Mortimer is a communications expert who has been distilling noise into compelling narratives for more than 30 years. Most people struggle to tell their story in a way that gets results. Mortimer Communications offers a simple process to craft a more engaging narrative that inspires your audience to act, and lets you achieve your goals.
Head to Mortimer Communications to find out how. Don’t forget the FREE e-guide that can help you start telling a better story. Just scroll to the bottom of the home page, fill out the form, and we’ll send it to you.