If there’s one thing we learned as a result of the past year, it’s that we don’t control nearly as much as we thought we did. But if there’s another thing, it’s that adaptability is required for survival in life.

And especially in business.

Once upon a time on a hot summer day, two sweaty boys ran into a house. One boy was black, one white. Inside the house a black woman pulled a pitcher of Kool-Aid from the fridge, along with two glasses from the cupboard.

The flag flies over our driveway. I own a dozen shirts. A half dozen hats. All of our cars have some branded paraphernalia. We’re Astros fans. All of us. Thanks to my history with the team.

A few years ago, for the first time since I was a boy, I woke from a dream in the middle of the night crying.

Jim Mitchem

Advertising Copywriter. Author. Dad. (http://www.quicklikemongoose.com)

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