After an exciting, and sometimes hectic, fall season, the end of the year has sneaked up on us again. Just a few more days and our ENITED team is taking off into different directions and their personal holiday celebrations with family & friends.
But before we do that, we want to share with you, in a nutshell, our individual year’s end reflections, in our final ENITED blog in 2018. We hope you will enjoy the read!
Anna Sanchis Roca
Albert Einstein once said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
I could not be more agreeing to it. It is not enough with being smart or knowing a lot about something. Even having a lot of experience in a specific field, does not mean you are the best at it. In order to succeed you need to adapt, rethink and change the old patterns that led you to unsatisfactory results.
What kind of company would we be if we would refuse to change or adapt? Our story is a chain of changes, one after another, put together like a pearled necklace. That is why in the past year we have been putting our intelligence to work: adapting to change and evolving from it has been key throughout the year. And all this modifications, this thinking, analysing, redoing and repeating has let us to the doors of a bright new 2019, where the efforts of the past months start to pay off and shine with a specific light.
Rosa B. Reyero Miguelez
The year 2018 is coming to an end and with it also a series of events that in one or other way have had an impact on our business life. Some positive, others not so. However, all of them have left us something that will be a useful “learning” for the years to come.
It is now time for assessing the situation, reflections on the emotions we have experienced. It is about the evaluation of the objectives we defined at the beginning of this year, the ones we reached, and the ones we have not managed to. For those ones, we will simply establish new deadlines. We firmly believe that failure will never be as bad as giving up altogether. Therefore, the first and foremost resolution for the new year ahead is to work and try harder for the next months, to reach our goals, new ones and those objectives we are carrying from past year.
The year 2019 will start for us, full of opportunities, some of them are the fruits of previous planting, and some others are on rather short notice.
I would like to leave you with a quote that will inspire us all for the New Year to come: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” (Leonardo Da Vinci)
Henrik von Arnold
It is extremely awarding to work with our current and prospective clients. To listen, to learn, to understand and in response to that, try to deliver the right answers and support. Creating solutions, which not only end up on someone’s shelf, but actually supporting the client in their development, that what drives us, here at ENITED. The exchanging of knowledge and ideas within the team and, in the end, with the client is very satisfying and FUN.
I am truly looking forward to 2019, to our upcoming projects and the business opportunities laying ahead.
My quote comes from the great Swedish alpine skier, Ingemar Stenmark, replying to a journalist’s statement: Ingemar, you are winning all the time; you must have such a luck. Ingemar’s response:” It is strange, because the more I train, the more luck I have.”
Ivo J. Franschitz
In those moments of reflections, one core thought and message resounds with me, again and again. It is all about people, and having the right team. We can do so little alone, but together we can do so much.
In our ENITED journey, it is the team in all its interaction, who defines both the path and the destination. Of course, it is always a combination of thoughtful discussions and sometimes strong-headed & heated arguments, of different thinking and daring new ideas, which define our decisions and next steps.
A German proverb defines it as “gemeinsam durch dick und dünn” (going through thick and thin together). It is that sense of counting on our team, being able to rely on each team member, supporting each other, travelling on this journey together, and most of all having fun together, which makes me very proud and thankful.
Accordingly, one of my all-time favourite quotes is an original translation of the following text passage in the book “The Wisdom of the Sands” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
“One will weave the canvas; another will fell a tree by the light of his axe. Yet another will forge nails, and there will be others, who observe the stars to learn how to navigate. And yet, all will be as one. Building a boat is not about weaving canvas, forging nails, or reading the sky. It’s about giving a shared taste for the sea, by the light of which you will see nothing contradictory but rather a community of love.”
Concluding our personal notes, we want to thank all of you, clients, business associates & friends alike, for being part of our journey.
Thank you for your trust and confidence in us! Thank you for your continuous support!
We wish you a wonderful Ho-Ho-Holiday season and a successful start into the New Year!