Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude.  The dictionary defines it as: “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Here at Etymology Consulting we like to think about kindness as a verb.  It’s actively showing our appreciation and...
The Importance of Reflection

The Importance of Reflection

Reflection.  Retrospect.  As someone whose life motto is GSD – “Get sh*t done,” these words and practices are things that I forget to do as often as I should.   Have you considered the concept of a personal board to help guide you professionally or personally? ...
The Age Old Question for Technology, Buy vs Build?

The Age Old Question for Technology, Buy vs Build?

In previous posts we have talked about the belief that Covid was an accelerator of change and we like to think of Covid, not just the accelerator, but also the catalyst for change that the insurance world so desperately needed.  The insurance industry has known that...
Insurance Innovators Recap

Insurance Innovators Recap

Conferences.  Live Events.  In Person Networking.   These are all things that had been hibernating for over two years during the most intense times of the pandemic.  For some, there is anxiety about returning to in-person events.  For others, there is excitement, and...
Deadlines Can Be Moved

Deadlines Can Be Moved

Deadlines Can Be Moved Well, here we are–June.  Almost six months have passed!.  I know people say this all the time, but where has the time gone? Most of us started the year off making resolutions, goals and deadlines, and if you’re like me, some of those deadlines...
Flexibility Is Key

Flexibility Is Key

Flexibility Is Key Have you ever asked why something is done a certain way and been given the response, “That’s how we’ve always done it.”? I guess that’s a good idea if one is attempting to preserve some kind of sacred tradition, but it’s not the best way to run a...