CHANGE – THE ONLY CONSTANT
November 12, 2020
2020 has been the single craziest year in most of our lifetimes. For the first time in over a hundred years, all the people of the world are united in facing a terrible crisis. Inspite of our many differences, and the degree of severity and hardship varying greatly from nation to nation and region to region, we are united in the fight to survive and find a solution. No matter our politics, our beliefs, our histories, in this moment, our interests are all aligned towards keeping our loved ones and our livelihoods safe. It seems almost trivial to talk about our business right now, it seems so small in the grand scheme of things that are happening around us right now, but Pam and I have always thought of Turquoise Palace as our Zen. It is our safe space, it is more than our passion, this business is our way to support and represent entrepreneurs like ourselves, it is our contribution to making a change, no matter how small, in our corner of the world. We do that consciously, in every decision we make as the business owners, in all of our interactions with anyone who crosses our paths and we hope to create a legacy that we can be proud of when we look back at our beginning and our journey (no matter where or when it ends) as we navigated good times and tough times.
Through every chapter, what stands out most for us, is our partnerships. We always say, we partner with the people in the company. Whether its Alfemo from Turkey and their high quality furniture and family values that we love, or Tempaper in the US that was started because 2 sisters decided to go all in on a revolutionary concept of peel and stick wallpaper and created a brand we are so proud to be associated with, or our favorite word, Selamat, a company we hold dear because of how organically they keep evolving and growing (and the people who make Selamat the dynamic powerhouse it is), our partnerships are at the heart of everything we do.
There is so much uncertainty, still, about what is to come and where we might find ourselves as a country, as a people, indeed as a business, but the one constant we can count on is that change can be a good thing. If we are willing to change, to evolve, to grow, to shift, to meet the moment no matter how it presents itself, we know that in the end, we will be proud of what we did when the going got tough.