Grit for 2020 and Beyond

It's Wednesday, September 23rd, and we've started our day off at this year's virtual version of PENworks 2020. Very fittingly, the theme of this year's conference is Mission Possible: Positive Change in Challenging Times. We can tell you, as OrangeBall is part of PENwork's annual planning committee, that we landed on this year's theme toward the end of 2019. We had no idea then how relevant those words would be today…

By |2020-09-23T12:23:21-05:00September 23rd, 2020|

You Are Enough…

This was all supposed to be done by now. Remember in May, when we told ourselves that fall would be the end of COVID and we'd be happily transitioning into our "new normal" lives? Well, the temperatures are shifting, the leaves are changing, the days are getting a little shorter… and we're not quite there yet. We're navigating new versions of school for our kids, new versions of what work looks like, and new ways to stay connected. Personally and professionally, we're being stretched in unexpected ways. Today, in the midst of all of this, we want to share this simple reminder…

By |2020-09-16T14:48:41-05:00September 16th, 2020|

Hey 2020, You Can’t Steal Our Positivity

About this time last summer, we were having conversations about our 2020 Bounce Calendar. Every year, there’s a theme, and we needed one for 2020. After some great conversations about where we wanted to go with this, we landed on the following: “Challenging you to bring positivity to 2020!” We filled our 2020 calendar with little things we could each do to help us slow down, enjoy the moments, and create some positive energy. Little did we know…

By |2020-09-02T11:16:09-05:00September 2nd, 2020|

How COVID has changed content – for the better!

We've put concepts like authenticity and being genuine on a pedestal for brands for the last few years. We want them to be real with us – to be transparent in who they really are when no one's looking. With that in mind, there's been an interesting shift over the last few months. If we wanted "real" back in January, we're getting a healthy dose of it now, and it's transforming how we view and produce content for our businesses and organizations. Here's what we mean...

By |2020-08-27T08:42:43-05:00August 26th, 2020|

The Real COVID-19 Test

Every day on the news, there are stories about the development of faster COVID-19 rapid tests... We're looking for ways to more quickly diagnose whether people have COVID-19 and if they've developed antibodies to the virus. At the same time, there's another COVID-19 test that we should all pay close attention to in our businesses and even our personal lives…

By |2020-08-05T12:04:53-05:00August 5th, 2020|

Where Have You Been All My Life? Five Apps We Think You’ll Love…

Today, possibly more than ever, we’re being forced to leverage technology to bridge some of the gaps we’re all facing. Although they haven’t come close to replacing the value of working side-by-side and in-person, online apps assist us in many ways. What are some benefits of using apps in our businesses today, and which ones do we think are the best?

By |2020-07-29T13:33:24-05:00July 29th, 2020|

Managing Your Distractions (So They Don’t Manage You)

Distractions are things that hinder us in moving from point A to point B and oppose us in reaching our goals. We’re not talking cat videos or ESPN here... What do you do when the things that are distracting you are good things that provide value as well? What if they’re things that need to get done? What if your distractions aren’t bad? Then what?

By |2020-07-22T15:03:13-05:00July 22nd, 2020|
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