How Far Will We Go to Plug In?

By Denise D. Resnik, Founder & President/CEO

Recharging. It’s something we do daily and in a variety of ways. Consider the lengths to which we’ll go as we plug in our computers, phones or watches to avoid missing a message or a call.

We’re also willing to go the extra mile to plug in cars or in search of caffeine to make sure we’re supercharged and ready for the day. We even approach total strangers for “a little juice” if we’re really in a bind.

When it comes to your own personal power sources, how far will you go to plug in?

Admittedly, I don’t plug into my pillow as much as I should. Perhaps that’s because I get a charge out of what I do every day and the chance to connect and dream with other trailblazers. I also value moments to disconnect, take deep breaths and re-center through solo hikes or with family, friends and colleagues to explore all kinds of topics—like what’s good for our planet, its people and those we care about most. 

Leadership can be lonely at times. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable when we put our big ideas out there, hoping others grasp and appreciate how hard and fast we’re pedaling to keep it all moving forward.

So how do we stay grounded as we remain steadfast in our commitment to finding sustainable solutions to what stands in the way of more independent living for adults with autism and other neurodiversities? By surrounding ourselves with people we trust, who fortify and inspire and guide us toward what we need to know. That’s how we approach the work of the First Place Global Leadership Institute.

As we plan for the annual symposium this October, we’re cognizant of the myriad ways life is predictably unpredictable—and how trusted sources make us stronger as we navigate diverse, merging paths to get us closer to our goals and dreams for those we serve.

Join us to recharge by plugging into the amazing synergy we produce together as we work to fuel a new marketplace of home, job, healthcare and community options for adults with autism and other neurodiversities. And we’ll have plenty of charging sources available!

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