in KennethBaucum.com, Self-Improvement

If you ever want to test your ability to handle stress, just try a project like this one: Write a thank you letter from the company to it’s CEO, ask people to be in a video recording them reading the letter, chop the recordings all up so that everyone gets a chance to say a part — all while managing your real day job.  Oh, then show it at the company Christmas party.

Talk about a rollercoaster.  The story line of the video itself was it’s own ride, taking you through the growth of the company, reminiscing about the good ol’ days, sharing heartfelt stories and thanking someone for the years of labor they’ve put into making SageNet the company it is today, capped with the behind the scenes bloopers that make us smile.  On top of that, I’m supposed to be doing this thing called “work,” wherein I solve problems in exchange for money.  Since the video project lasted over two months, you can safely assume that I had my share of good days and bad days at work.  Some of those days made it very challenging to give the appropriate amount of devotion needed to make the video. There were times I thought we’d have to scrap the whole project and change direction due to technical difficulties and scheduling issues.

Nevertheless, here we are.  Hindsight seems to always be clear, focused, and as the doctor says, 20/20.  I can look back and see that it wasn’t that bad, and that with God, all things work together for good.

The last loop in the rollercoaster is the thank you I received from our CEO.  Let’s just say that a handwritten thank you note goes a long way.  I’ve got a huge smile on my face today — and a tear in my own eye.

Finally, I can share this project with you — after two months of secrecy and late nights of editing — I’d like to present our SageNet Christmas video, and once again say, “Thank you, Daryl.”