jennifer dianne thomas founder's update June 2, 2017
In one of my prior careers I was a professional ballet dancer. Ballet is all about discipline and technique. One of the hardest concepts to master is a process call spotting. Spotting is a technique used by dancers during the execution of complicated turning movements. The goal of spotting is to attain a constant orientation of the dancer's head and eyes, to the extent possible, in order to enhance the dancer's control and prevent dizziness when the turning step requires movement of many different parts of the body. Basically, you have to do twenty different things to execute the turning motion flawlessly yet keep your eyes focused on one solitary item the entire time you are multitasking. It is the ultimate example of keeping your eyes on the prize.
This week was a tough week for the legal department. Several deals I have been working on have fallen apart at the last minute through no fault of our own. Since the company is so small we often have to take on tasks outside of our respective departments and sometimes that pushes less time sensitive legal matters on the back burner. As a goal oriented person having so many tasks in the background can be frustrating. It seems as if we are always spinning and trying to manage so many moving parts at once. It is often hard to keep spotting.
Despite the difficulty of managing so many tasks our company endures (and so does the legal department). After months of back and forth with so many LPs it looks as if we have finally secured a deal with an amazing partner with similar drive, ambition, and commitment to quality as Province.