25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!

Welcome to June!

While I don’t like the fact that 2015 is passing quickly, I am eager to welcome June because this is the official month of Office Dynamics 25th Year Anniversary.

I was working on Office Dynamics 25 year timeline the past few days and as I journeyed through all 25 years, I realized how blessed I have been to work with tens of thousands of amazing administrative professionals and executives in every size organization and every industry. What has been very interesting is that people of all walks of life share many of the same frustrations, challenges and dreams. Every assistant wants to be acknowledged for his or her hard work; they want to be appreciated; deep down, assistants want to do a good job.

No matter where you are in your walk with this profession, I bet you are the same way.

When I reflect on 25 years of teaching, training, prodding, pushing and stretching assistants and executives, I realize how much I have also grown. It has been a two-way street. I have had to expand my thinking to meet client’s needs, participant expectations, and learn new methods and approaches to training. In my early days of teaching administrative professionals, I was tested in how to communicate my ideas to deaf participants; to a student who suffered with manic depression and others who struggled with seizures, fibromyalgia, or just finished chemotherapy.

Yes, I have seen just about everything in 25 years. I have also met amazing, awesome, enthusiastic assistants who could never learn enough and wanted more.

8 Things You Need to Be/Do To Achieve Your Dreams

If you are . . .

  • committed to something long enough, you will encounter obstacles along the way and you will have opportunities to grow, stretch, and become more than you ever thought was possible.
  • resilient enough, you will bounce back after setbacks.
  • determined, you will knock down walls.
  • passionate about your work, you will produce a quality end product.
  • friendly and care, you will build networks to the universe and
  • people will be there for you.
  • open-minded, you will realize other people have good ideas, too.
  • willing to try new things, you will see that you have more potential than you realize.

7 Things You Need to Believe In To Achieve Your Dreams

If you . . .

  • fight hard enough for something you believe in, you can change the world.
  • tackle the hard projects with mental energy, you will get through them quicker.
  • listen to what people really need, you will come up with new ideas and answers to their problems.
  • keep your eyes open, you will see things that are not visible to ordinary eye.
  • make sacrifices, you will reap rewards.
  • care enough about other people’s success, they will care about your success.
  • have fun along the way, you will keep going.

It has been quite a ride and I would not trade it for the world. I hope you will stay around for the next 25 years!

I want to personally thank each of you who have been reading our Monday Motivators, been friends of Office Dynamics, readers of our blogs, conference attendees, workshop attendees or just a “fan” in some way, shape or form.

We could not do it without all you and I am deeply honored to serve so many people.

Please be sure to stay connected with Office Dynamics, especially through our big anniversary month. We have exciting things happening in honor of 25 years.

Surprises will be coming in many forms…be sure you’re connected with us on ALL fronts!

Here are the places you’ll want to be watching:

Joan Burge



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8 thoughts on “25 Years Has Been Quite a Ride!”

  1. Thank you Office Dynamics! You are truly THE only company that focuses on our Administrative Professional career with training, webinars, blogs, tips, and weekly motivators. NEVER have I seen such support of this capacity. We are so blessed for your vision and here’s to 25 more years of continued success!!

  2. Congratulations on your FIRST 25 years as Office Dynamics International. Your company has been so instrumental in helping me change my mindset into becoming a career-minded individual. No longer do I have “just a job”, I have a career as an administrative professional. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s webinar and have set aside time to view it live. Here’s wishing you all another 25 years of assisting individuals, and companies, in promoting and supporting the administrative professional. Cheers!

  3. Congratulations on achieving 25 years in business – a milestone that I hope brings you much happiness. Thank you for sharing your expertise and for always encouraging us to be actively engaged in the learning process.

    1. Tess, you’re most welcome and we’re very thankful for you. Thank you for taking the time to share your comment with us. You’ll be getting the same surprise prize as Marlena and Layne (see comment thread). Yay! I’ll be emailing you shortly.

  4. Marlena Galarza

    Thank you so much for shining a light on this profession. I love what I do, I am good at what I do and I love knowing there are so many of my sister Admins out there who feel the same. You have been a blessing to us all and I am grateful for all you have done to educate, motivate and inspire us.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank You!!

    Marlena G.

    1. Thank you, Marlena! It is our pleasure to do this work and work with assistants like you. We have much gratitude for you as well. You are going to get the same surprise gift as Layne (see comment thread). Congrats! I’ll email you soon.

  5. Joan, thank you for being a part of my journey over the years. Beautiful piece. I cannot pick out a standout in this piece because you identified those I appreciated in each sub-heading. Congratulations on 25 years and wishing you even greater success in the next.

    With great affection,

    1. Thank you, Layne! We’re so thankful for friends and fans like you.

      We’re celebrating all month with many surprises for those friends and fans who are engaged and helping us grow by taking the extra time out of their day to share a comment or a like, tweet, etc. So today we want to thank you and share with you an On Demand Video Library containing three surprises from our On Demand vault. I’ll be emailing you soon. Congrats!!!!

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