Posts tagged #Holiday

Independence Day Reflections


Independence Day, often referred to as the Fourth of July, is synonymous with fireworks, grilling out, and American flags. After all, it is the day the United States celebrates its independence from Great Britain. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress secretly voted for our independence and two days later, on July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was approved.

As you enjoy a great firework show and maybe a hot dog, don’t forget to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in such an incredible country. While still one of the youngest countries, the US is known for drawing citizens from all over the world to pursue “The American Dream,” and it continues to lead internationally in the areas of politics, culture, and scientific development. While you salute the founding of America, also reflect and appreciate your career, workplace, and colleagues.

Take Time to Reflect

Sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget to reflect on the good things happening. After all, it’s easier to overlook the good and focus on the negative. Take today to shift your mindset, appreciating the great things about your career. Try setting a morning routine that includes time for reflection to write down what you’re grateful for. Jot down things related to your career path, a helpful coworker, or even something you appreciated about your drive home the day before. Make the effort to focus on the good, and you’ll begin to feel more positive throughout each and every day.

From all of us at The Wilbanks Consulting Group, we wish you a wonderful Independence Day holiday that spreads gratitude through the rest of your year.

Posted on July 2, 2019 and filed under Community.

Why You Should Celebrate Independence Day (Instead of Working)


Happy Independence Day! On July 4, 1776 the Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence. We celebrate the Fourth because it is the official birth of the United States of America. Since 1776, we have been celebrating our freedom and all the reasons that makes our country so great.

Throughout the years, our celebration has evolved into spending time with family and friends. We spend our day at the pool, grilling hot dogs, and watching fireworks. It’s also important that we remember how privileged we are to be able to have choices, personally and professionally, that others do not.

This year's holiday lands mid-week, which is... frustrating. But, it is so important to take time off to celebrate with family. Even if it’s just one day away from the office, time spent with your family and friends helps you gain perspective, prevents burnout, and increases your happiness. You’ll head back to work for the remaining short work week feeling rejuvenated. Who knows, time away from your desk may help you solve a problem at work you’ve been thinking about and you can tackle with fresh eyes!

At The Wilbanks Consulting Group, we’re celebrating today because we have the ability to help others achieve their “American Dream.” We feel so honored that our clients have chosen us to be part of their career journey.

How are you celebrating July 4th?

Posted on July 4, 2018 and filed under Community, Career.