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A Letter from the OSAA President

I am hopeful that each of you have had a prosperous start to this year. I know for me and my team, we have been very blessed this spring with business and it does not appear to be slowing down. For this, I am very thankful. I am sure that you are like me, I had several things on my list that I wanted to accomplish prior to Summer Conference; ideas to implement, changes that needed to be made, better practices to put in place, yet time seems to speed by and life gets in the way. It can be hard to make time to “work on our business” because we are so busy “working our business”. Taking time out to network, learn and get recharged can be some of the most productive time that you spend. I want to challenge you to put the Summer Conference date on your calendar. Come to Stillwater and spend the day with others that share your passion for the profession. Learn from the speakers and your peers, share your challenges, your wins, your losses and other experiences that you face each day in this industry. You will come to see that we are all working our way through this life. We feel we are too busy and think we don’t have the time to be away from our business, that we probably won’t learn anything that would be beneficial, it will be a waste of time. This is the same mindset that I had for many years. I just kept working away, on my own, without the help or input of others in my industry. I just kept grinding away working harder and harder until I decided to make an investment in my business and my life and become involved and actively engaged in our state and national organizations. Attending conferences, education sessions and networking has provided valuable opportunities for me to further my career. I still work hard and feel that I don’t have enough time to do all that I want to do, but I can honestly say that I can’t afford NOT to be involved and engaged. We all have the same amount of time in each day and we all will find the time for the things that are important to each of us. I hope that the auction profession is important to you and your engagement in our organization will be as rewarding to you as it has been to me. When you decide what your life’s priorities are, they will help you decide everything else. They will help you keep your eye on the ball. Each of you have to determine your own priorities. For me, it is God, family, then work. When life seems to be against me, I ask myself what are my biggest priorities today, this week, etc. This allows me to settle them in my mind and be focused on them. I wish all of you a happy and blessed summer and look forward to seeing you at Summer Conference. Corky Heard, President

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2nd Quarter Chant 2019  

2nd Quarter Chant 2019