When you have a prompting, you act upon it. It’s a simple thing – and we have made it our mission to help the world get back to doing that more often. Our Co-Founders Kody and Jodi Bateman began this company with one thing in mind, to help people act on their promptings. They didn’t want another second to go by without the world having a tool for people to reach out and send love to another human being. That is why we do what we do. That is the one thing.
The first prompting since re-declaring this mission is a big one, and we had to listen. We have changed the theme of our 2019 Annual Convention to be more in alignment with the direction we are moving as a company. The One Thing – SendOutCards Convention of 2019 will be the place where you watch the heart of what we do shine.
Kody and Jodi recently shared their story with us – the incredible highs and lows experienced with bringing this cause to the world. Running a company for over 14 years has its challenges, and Jodi was looking for a sign. She needed a reassurance that the path we were taking was indeed the path we should continue following. What she received was more than a sign, it was a siren call.
Jodi had been searching for a puzzle that was the outline of an animal in nature, and she just happened to find one while snowed in during a blizzard at the local town hardware store. As luck would have it the puzzle was in a shape of an eagle. Now, the eagle is an important symbol in our company. The eagle represents the brother that Kody had a prompting to say goodbye to, but never got the chance. Kody created the highest rank within SendOutCards as the Eagle rank, to represent the heights that needed to be reached in order accomplish such a feat. We have our Eagle’s Nest, an advisory panel of Referral Partners who are essential in helping the company make decisions. The moment Jodi saw this puzzle she knew it was the answer to her question. It reaffirmed what is at the heart of this company and it was time to let that soar as an eagle does. As she built the puzzle she worked from inside out instead of the typical method of working from the outside in. As Jodi an Kody shared this experience they related it to how important it is to remember to do all things working from the inside out. Start with the heart always. With this and the help of a dear friends perfectly timed message, Jodi realized that each piece of that puzzle was part of the greater picture and that we are all a part of this mission together.
Each card that leaves the SendOutCards home office is a prompting that has been acted upon. This is what our company is about – sharing love and kindness all over the world through the written word at a moment’s notice. And that is what our focus will be, from now moving forward. The One Thing is what makes all of life worth it. The One Thing is what drives us forward with tenacious focus to help others reach out in kindness to change the world. Join us at The One Thing – SendOutCards 2019 Convention as we reconnect with the heart of SendOutCards and get back to what we do best.