November 2018

November was a great month!

During the ESU 9 November Board Meeting, Jessica Shepard received “Top of the Line at ESU 9” recognition.Way to go Jessica!

Regarding the new facility: It seems like there is a never ending list of the smallest details we need to complete to officially finish our new conference room. The new projectors still need to be installed along with an audio system. On a positive note, we continue to hold meetings for numerous groups, and everyone remains excited about our new digs. Please keep the positive promotions going.

Our December All Staff Meeting is just around the corner. Please remember to bring your laptops when you come to the meeting.

You may recall that the theme of our opening day was “Well Being.” You also may recall receiving a copy of The Energy Bus on opening day. Please make sure you have read the book prior to our meeting on December 21st. Don’t panic if you haven’t started the book, it’s a quick read.  At any rate, the team has a great day planned for you, and the Energy Bus is one of the topics that will be covered.

The following is an article I wrote in the November Nines Lines Newsletter about the Energy Bus.

Rule #4 says: Focus on Your Vision

The rule says you should make a copy of your Vision/Purpose Statement and hand it out to your team. It also says encourage each team member to review the vision daily. Finally, it asks each team member to visualize the  team achieving their vision. This “vision exercise” should be done for 10 minutes each day.

We live in a time when stopping for ten minutes each day is difficult to do. We have conditioned ourselves to be super busy. We are busy! However, we need to understand that 10 minutes is not lost or a waste of time, it’s actually a sound investment. You have to focus on where your bus is going.

Do you know where your bus is going? Rule #1 says you are the driver of your bus. Life is not a dress rehearsal, so focus on your desired destination.

Thank you for all the good things you do!


Kraig J. Lofquist