Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What Our Team Is Thankful For

Thanksgiving is coming up quick! This time of year is a great time to reflect upon all the things you have to be thankful for!! Here is what our team here at WM&C is thankful for!

Chelsea G-- I am thankful for being given the opportunity for this job. I was really struggling where I was at and become so proud of what I have accomplished here. I am thankful for such and amazing family. Unfortunately my friends have come and gone, but my family has always been there for me. Family is rough but when I need them they are always a phone call away.

Josh L--Thankful for friends and family, employment, future opportunities, and freedom.... Merica

Leighanne H-- I am thankful for having such a great group of friends and an amazing family. I am thankful that I am able to spend Thanksgiving at home in Sandusky and see my mom on her birthday. I am also thankful for the people here who were able to make Columbus a new home for me.

Jenna A-- I am thankful for my family that is there for me whenever I need them. I am thankful for my friends that have become my family. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to travel. I am thankful for the opportunity to decide my own future and that I will provide that opportunity for others.

Phil R-- I'm thankful for the opportunity I've been given here at WM&C. I'm also thankful for my friends and family, that they're all in at least decent health. I'm thankful for all the tremendous opportunities my parents have worked hard to give me, and I'm thankful for the great life experiences I've been able to take in throughout my last 23 years.

Alex P-- Having a loving and extremely supportive family. My dad's heart surgery going well this past year. My aunt being cleared after a hard battle with breast cancer. The way I was raised to be able to handle going to school full time and working full time. My dog Klondike hitting the ten year mark and going strong. My girlfriend being supportive of my career change.

Stephanie S-- I am thankful for my family and all of the love and support that they have given me, my amazing group of friends who are always there for me, and the opportunity that I have here at WM&C.

Jenna G-- My son, my family, being healthy & all my family is healthy.  My beautiful car/house. My watch collection, my fireplace, my Ralph Lauren purse. My friends and all being healthy as well, my personality and my loyalty. My dedication to my career to afford all my loved ones a better life style. My boyfriend and my new Mini iPad.

Jill A-- I am thankful for my loving family, my caring boyfriend, my crazy friends, my naughty puppy, my awesome coworkers, and God. I am thankful to wake up each morning and get the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

Alonzo B-- I am thankful for my health, strength, wisdom and knowledge. I am thankful for the blessings that the Lord has given me through my life. I am thankful for being placed around positive and motivated people on a daily basis. I am thankful that I am not a grandfather and that my daughter is doing well in college. I am thankful for my fiance and for our future. I am thankful for opportunities in life.

Kelsey W-- I'm thankful for the fact that I get to spend the weekend with my family. I wish I was able to see them more often but I really cherish the few times I do get to see them. I'm also thankful for all the friendships I have cultivated in the past year, many through Walker, and the chance to strengthen these relationships. Sadie (my Pomapoo)

BW-- My faith and the strength God has given me. Healthy friends and family. I'm very thankful for everyone that has worked and supported WM&C during the journey. 2015 watch out... We are just getting started!

Kalyn G-- I am thankful for my amazing parents and my two over protective brothers. I am thankful for my health and my ability to work out like a maniac ;) I'm also thankful for my supportive boyfriend and our beautiful home. I'm thankful for my Basset Hound, Cammie and my horses! I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the WM&C team, couldn't ask for a better job!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WM&C Heads To Chicago For Conference!

This weekend, WM&C will be traveling to Chicago for a leader's conference! It's so amazing to have opportunities to travel and meet new people!

These conferences are a great way to LEARN! Our company is all about keeping a mindset of always wanting to learn new things. You can never know too much, there is always something to learn! Our team will get the chance to network as well as see the sights of Chicago. Inspirational stories of staying persistent and effective at work will be shared, and guest speakers will encourage our team to keep at it !

Bringing new knowledge back to the office the week after a conference is always refreshing and almost like a 'new start.' Returning to work with a whole new attitude and passion for what we do is truly amazing. We are all so lucky to be a part of such an awesome company that gives us all the resources we need to succeed!

Hope Chicago is ready for us!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Attitude, Attitude, ATTITUDE

I want to talk about something that is key in any situation, that is attitude! Want to know what your attitude is right now? Ask yourself these questions:

  • How would you describe your attitude right now?
  • What in your life currently helps your attitude? What hurts it?
  • If you keep the attitude you have right now, where will it take you in 5+ years?

A lot of people think there is nothing you can do about one's attitude, but Im here to tell you that you can do something about it ! Developing a good attitude is something anyone can learn. Here are some simple tasks you can do to help your good attitude!

  • EXERCISE! I know this isn't everyone's favorite thing to do, but it is good for your body AND mind. It's a great stress reliever and for me, it can change a bad mood to a great mood in no time! Give it a shot, you just might like it. :)
  • Surround yourself with positive people! Negativity and a bad attitude can rub off from one person to another just like a bad cold. It's not something you want to catch! Don't allow negative people to live in your life.
  • SMILE! :) Super corny, but it actually works. Even when you don't feel like it, put a smile on your face. Don't let your bad attitude show. Fake it till you make it. :)
  • Help others! This is one of my favorites. Helping others will make you feel accomplished and feel great about yourself. I make a point of doing one nice thing for someone daily (or more) something unexpected like paying for the stranger behind me in the drive thru their coffee for the day. Trust me it will boost your mood and people will see it!

A great attitude will take you a lot further than a negative attitude ever will. 

We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our Attitudes.”– Chuck Swindoll, pastor, author

Friday, August 22, 2014

Want To Know What's Awesome?

Walker Marketing, that's what is awesome! I mean, what other company do you know that is merit based rather than seniority based? In the corporate world it's always the guy who has been there the longest who gets the big promotion, leaving the new guy who may work harder and have better ideas in the dust. In our world the guy who works his (or her) butt off is who advances the quickest! How awesome is that?!

Another AWESOME thing about WM&C is the great team environment! We all work hard but we also know how to have fun! Yes, we are super competitive, but we also help one another to hit our goals. It's a great feeling to truly enjoy the people you work with and enjoy coming in to work everyday!

A lot of companies have an "open door policy" but with us, we actually mean it! We listen to everyone's ideas-keyword there is LISTEN. We truly value everyone's opinion and want to hear their thoughts and ideas.

WE ARE GROWING! Walker is growing so fast we can barely keep up, but hey, we aren't complaining! We are great at what we do and it truly shows. The growth and advancement opportunities in the company are endless, and we are so proud of how far we've come!

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Importance Of Giving Back:Operation Smile

Here at Walker, we believe in giving back to our community. Every year we do different charity events, and we have worked with a variety of awesome organizations. We believe that giving back is a great opportunity to do things together as an office and help others out at the same time. 

This month our office will be running an event for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity.  This charity takes its services to middle and low income countries, they are the largest volunteer-based children's medical charity providing free cleft surgeries.

Cleft lip and cleft palate are very serious conditions. A cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth or the soft tissue in the back of the mouth. Children who have this condition will often have difficulty eating and speaking. At Operation Smile, they are constantly working to improve their understanding of cleft conditions as well as different treatment options. A donation of $240.00 can provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. Operations Smile has more than 5,400 medical volunteers in over 80 countries! 

Operation Smile is a great charity and is changing lives around the world. We are proud to support them! This month we will be hosting a corn hole tournament and all proceeds will go to Operation Smile! There is not better feeling than lending a helping hand to someone in need. Keep an eye out for the date of our corn hole tournament and come support Operation Smile with us!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Think Big Win Big!

Everyone is looking for an opportunity. An opportunity to make a lot of money, or an opportunity to go on an awesome vacation. What I think a lot of people don't see is the opportunity with-in this wonderful company. If you are willing to put in the time and the work, you can be in charge of your own destiny. You are given every opportunity to succeed and given all the resources you can imagine to become great. The opportunities for advancement in your career are endless.

Last month at The Regional Conference in Orlando,Florida, we had an awards ceremony. At this ceremony there were multiple categories where people were winning awards for going above and beyond and reaching their goals. It was amazing to see all the hard working, dedicated professionals we work with. It is amazing to think "Wow! That could be me!"

My main reason for this blog is to talk about two awesome people in OUR office who won an award. A really amazing award, at that. The two people I am speaking of are the administrators in our office, Katelyn and Kalyn. (Really confusing I know) These two are simply amazing at what they do. Their job isn't easy and it's not everyone's cup of tea. What I am getting at is that these two girls have a great attitude EVERYDAY and are constantly pushing themselves to become better and better each day. They are always thinking BIG and WINNING big as well! At the awards ceremony, Katelyn and Kalyn were given an award for their help on opening up TWO new offices. The award wasn't the typical trophy or plaque, they both won Tiffany's necklaces! You can imagine how excited they both were!

In closing, I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes. "An amazing future awaits for those who have the courage to cast their vision and the will to follow it through."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Employee Spotlight! Jillian Adams

For this month's Employee Spotlight, we chose someone who is extremely hard working and motivated! Jillian goes above and beyond daily, and we are so glad she is a part of our team! Nice job Jillian! Here is a quick questionnaire we had Jill answer!

School/University: Tiffin University
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite Sports Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes
Favorite Band/Singer: Luke Bryan

What is a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I show cattle and am the Ohio Hereford Queen.

What is your favorite thing about Walker Marketing?
The work environment and my co-workers!