Today marks the 1-year anniversary since Digital Media Solutions’ IPO. As a proud leader of DMS, I remember the excitement I felt that day jumping in the car with my wife as we headed to the New York Stock Exchange. In the middle of a pandemic, this trip to NYC, which once felt so common, instead transformed into an exhilarating roadtrip to a destination that felt unknown.
From March to July 2020, so much of the world had nearly shut down. As we arrived in New York to prepare to ring the bell, the world indeed seemed slower. Then, together on the podium, in one minute, DMS experienced an astounding change. It was an amazing day indeed, made possible by the absolutely amazing team I am proud to lead alongside my partner Joe.
It's good to slow down at times, and take a peek in the rearview mirror on the road travelled. At the same time, you must keep your eyes on the big windshield in front of you as that is the path to more experiences, more growth and more expansion.
Take a moment today to remember how far you’ve come since last month, last quarter and last year. Recognizing your growth and progress in the face of adversity is a source of energy, confidence and momentum for what you will do moving forward.
The rearview mirror is small and the windshield is huge… that is on purpose.
It’s important to look forward with wide eyes, but remember to peek back as your accomplishments fuel your positive energy, confidence and momentum on your path ahead.
Today, July 16th, the 1/6th mark of Q3 2021 – checkpoint – you are standing with the confidence and certainty in knowing you will create the way to a win no matter what lies ahead.
That is because you have relentlessly persevered to stand where you stand today.
You will, because you have. That is a fact. Your goals and aspirations shine bright.
Why? Because these are synonymous with your vision, your values, your goals.
A brighter tomorrow is possible because of the lessons and experiences of days past. This understanding is what will differentiate you.