Reset. Refresh. Renew. Reenergize.

The sounds of these words always bring me peace. Almost a type of serenity. And, at the same time, overwhelming feelings of excitement and hope because of the opportunity that comes with embracing change. Those words are all variations of change, of growth, of new beginnings, and of resets.

Resets. We all could use one from time-to-time, right? Sometimes it is seasonable. Sometimes it is mental. Sometimes it is visual. Certain things always trigger the need for a reset for me. Take the month of June for example. June for me is a marker month. Here in Milford, CT it’s the end of school and the beginning of summer, warm evenings and long days at the beach. For me summer always is a fresh start. This time of year is my personal reset before the ridiculous winters I chose to live through. Anyway, June obviously is also half way through the year. About the time we start reflecting on what the year has brought. We talk about the past 6 months, this time last year, Q1 and Q2 and planning.

Planning!!!! I love PLANNING! It is absolutely my favorite time of the year in Credit Union Land. I love the whole process. The look back, the look ahead, the setting of goals and the open discussion. So much time and energy go into the planning process. It sets the tone and the course for your institution and where it is going.

Planning is the perfect time to think about whether or not a reset is needed. Six months into anything, you have enough data as well as member and employee feedback to know if a new solution is being adopted, if the auto loan revamp really is working and if your new website launch is meeting expectations. Six months is enough time to make an educated decision to tweak, to abandon or to reset your strategy.


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