I recently had the pleasure of giving a lunchtime talk – “Staying Healthy Under Pressure” – for the ABC News team in New York City. As it happened, the day I presented was the same day the United States announced the easing of sanctions against Cuba.
It’s a scenario to which virtually any hardworking person can relate. We are all pulled in so many different directions – work, home, family, community. And in the midst of all this, we also have to be thinking about our health…
A little planning can go a long way, but what’s the recipe for success? First, you need personal vision and commitment to be successful. If you’re not personally invested into the task you’re faced with, it will become meaningless and you won’t follow through. In order to finish, you have to first be willing to give it your all, no matter how big or small it may seem, by beginning with the end in mind.
We all have lousy days, and last week I had one of my lousiest. I embarrassed myself in a meeting, destroyed my company laptop and locked myself out of my car. My day began like any other. I got up and showered, brushed my teeth and then headed for the door. Seems like a perfect morning. So what went wrong?
At Celanese, responsible chemistry and innovation are what we strive for. And as leaders in our industry we need to foster every possible opportunity to encourage our company’s continued growth and expansion. Which is why in the last several months the news out of Washington, DC is encouraging and may signal a new day for Celanese and chemical management in our country.