I don’t know about you, but I have found the sheer amount of CONTENT coming at me in the past couple of weeks to be overwhelming.
We’re all already trying to stay on top of extreme changes to work, family and personal routines. At the same time I have found my inbox to be overflowing with invitations to CEUs, requests for virtual product knowledge sessions, people just wanting to chat online. When I do attend, the sessions can be hit or miss in terms of relevance.
I am finding it a bit much – especially when combined with the overarching worry and uncertainty we’re all feeling. But I fully appreciate and understand the instinct to help, to offer whatever guidance we can at this time.
IDA wants to help too. We are actively seeking out resources and opportunities that can be particularly useful to our members. We know you’re being inundated, and we would like to help curate your list so your energy is reserved for the most useful resources.
To that end, please read below for information about a special webinar opportunity ONLY for IDA members. We have worked with Charette Venture Group, a consultancy that specializes in business and financial planning for small and medium architectural / interior design firms. They have put together a closed session just for our members during which you will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly of their professionals. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.
Whatever different shape your life has taken on lately, I hope you find a moment each day to reconnect with a sense of calmness and security. Instead of thinking of our routine as “the new normal,” I prefer to call it “the temporary normal” – we have to adjust for the immediate future, but it won’t be like this forever. This too shall pass, and the only way out is through.
Meanwhile, we can take comfort in one thing we know for sure: interior designers are problem solvers. In our daily work we regularly encounter situations that are challenging, that require us to adjust our expectations and think flexibly, and where we lead our teams to successful resolutions. We find solutions for a living – and we will continue to do the same for ourselves, our clients, and our communities, whatever the future brings.