If you're a LifeCity Business Member, you already know you're a competitor in the Green Games. But do you know what it takes to bring home the prize?
The Green Games isn't an arbitrary drawing of one of our many great member businesses. It's a crafted assessment with third-party, impartial judges. And there's a definite pattern to its winners. Here are three steps to take as you're beginning the road to the Natty Awards Ceremony in May.
Step 1: Revisit your goals.
Summer months were hot of weather, cold of customer. We're guessing you didn't spend them ruminating on how to make energy efficiency improvements. (Well, maybe that time you saw your August Entergy bill.) But now that we don't need snoballs to keep our brains from overheating, it's time to look back on what you want to accomplish with LifeCity. Setting and accomplishing these goals is what will propel you to the next stage of growth...and win you a trophy at the Natty Awards ceremony!
Step 2: Get in touch.
Remember that goals sheet we filled out when you became a LifeCity member? Check it out. Have you checked them all off? Are there a few that need attention? Do you know where your goal sheet is?
Even if you haven't begun any, no worries. We'll meet you wherever you are in the goals process, because that's what we're here for. Your second step is to call or email your community manager at LifeCity (Meryl@mylifecity.com, 504-909-2489)
and set up a time to find out where to go from here.
Step 3: Make a strategy.
Once we've identified your progress (or located your sheet), we can make a plan together of how to move forward. We know as a business owner how little time you have to make these connections on your own – that's why we do it for you. We'll work together to find out what you need, when you need it, and how to make it happen.
Lagniappe step 4: Lâche pas la patate!
In other words, hang in there! We know it's not easy being the pioneers of sustainability in New Orleans. Yes, we're all striving to be more sustainable for the good of our city. Yes, our community and earth mean more to us than a competition.
But sometimes, it just feels good to be recognized for the work we're doing that doesn't always generate the most profits right away. And the Green Games is how we do that.
So come to the Green Games Launch Party on October 16th at Bourbon House to drink specialty cocktails, kick off the games, and meet your competition (aka other awesome leaders in New Orleans)!