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Hello, 2022! A Year of Possibilities!!

Dear Innovators,

Please take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back. We made it. It hasn’t been easy and challenges still lie ahead — which makes it more important than ever to celebrate!

Thank you for taking a moment to pause and reflect on your creativity, courage, curiosity, and resilience. You’ve done a lot and you’ve made a difference. The key is remembering to think about what, why, and how we do what we do not just for today — but for the many tomorrows.

What really matters in the long run?

As we strive for excellence, it’s easy to prioritize what we can see over what we feel. It seems easier to ask how much we have done than to seek to truly understand how we have impacted the people around us.

This is why the investment we make in ourselves each day as individuals, as teams, and as organizations is more crucial than ever.

Sometimes that watering, nurturing, and constant care feels like a lot of effort for little visible progress. But just like a seed cannot change into a flourishing forest overnight; neither can people or teams.

This year, I challenge all of us to invest EVEN MORE in ourselves and our teams. Such investment can take on many forms — from listening, to resting, learning, co-creating, and innovating. It means celebrating how far we’ve come and how much farther we want to go. And it requires a sense of optimism that even though we may not see immediate results, we ARE making a difference.

As we set the intention in 2022 to be a year of “Creating Possibilities” I ask all of us to cherish the daily creativity, curiosity, courage, and resilience that make the magical possibilities of many tomorrows possible. Try not to focus on the immediate results of today. Your work and innovation are meant to have an impact that stretches far beyond what any of us can think of. But this requires dreaming of the long run.

Let’s make this a year full of possibilities together. Happy New Year. Happy 2022!

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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