HQ Welcome Jan 2020

“Life comes at us in waves. We can’t predict or control those waves, but we can learn to surf.” 
—Dan Millman, Author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Happy New Year and welcome to a brand-new decade! It’s an exciting time to be alive and in business—and equally chaotic.

We opened with the Dan Millman quote for a reason. There’s probably no better piece of wisdom to impart at the outset of 2020 than that which is carried in the above words. Contemplate them for a moment and consider their meaning.

When a surfer enters the water, they must first paddle out to the breaking point before they can even hope to catch a wave. They can’t do that by fighting the incoming crashes or trying to jump over them. They accept the waves as inevitable and dipper underneath them as they push ahead. Once they’re beyond the choppy waters, their success once again comes not from struggling against the current, but from moving with it and harnessing its power.

Hold onto this thought as you weather the coming year. We can never know what the future holds. We can speculate on what we see and prepare for the probabilities, but beyond that, we can only maneuver the ever-changing tide as it comes.

Thank you for continuing to turn to HQ for the information that matters to you and your livelihood. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the industry we call home and look forward to yet another year of highlighting the best that this incredible space has to offer.

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