Summa Sessions

Winning – Part Three

Winning – Part Three

On today’s Wednesday edition of Summa Sessions, we’re still winning. Johnny kicked us off with a story of Gene Hammett, a man who lost $3 million dollars and his business in one day and had to learn the lessons from his loss to start winning again. This led to Chris talking about a favorite saying around here, “Win the day!” Chip Kelly brought it to Oregon when he became the football coach of the Ducks and brought the total mindset along with it. Danae then talked about a quote, “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react,” which ties very nicely with a lot of the mindset talk we’ve been having. Ryan then talked about measuring your wins for yourself and not against others, because everyone moves at different speeds. Nick finished our conversation off with the 3 things to bring to every dream- enthusiasm, imagination, and perseverance.

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Here at Summa Media, we like to hit the ground running in the morning. And there’s no better way to get the day going than with a quick little meeting with the Summa Fam to go over the goals of the day, pressing issues that might be coming up, and of course, some jokes and stories about our lives. One major idea we’ve started to implement is every member of the squad bringing one item related to an overall weekly topic, whether that be a tweet, an article, a post, an idea, a story, or just a thought that popped into their heads.

This process gets our juices flowing, with each person engaging with the others. It’s facilitated conversation, got us thinking about our own business in new ways, and is also a great way to get everyone ready for their day of constant collaboration and innovation. The weekly topic can be broad, from problem solving to values, but everything that we share gets us talking, thinking, and participating in the morning conversation. That energy is carried throughout our day, ready for our customers, our fellow employees, and anything else that we may come across.