John Keiser, CEO of OneCoast, started our “Be Great Today” series. His first post sparked interest and excitement within our company! We will be asking other OneCoast team members what “Be Great Today” means to them and how they work that into their professional and (sometimes) personal life! Sharing her thoughts this month is Majda Rensberger, Vice President of Marketing.
Q: What does “be great today” mean to you?
MR: Being great today to me is being in the present every day and letting the desire of being your best self lead everything you do in that day. It’s about focus and clarity on what you want to accomplish and how you want to make an impact today on something or someone. It’s about self-accountability and setting a standard for yourself that is above the standard others hold you to which drives you to reach a little higher and do more than what’s expected. It’s a reminder that what we do today is what matters most and having the courage to know that we are in charge of the outcome of our day is ultimately what I believe will make you great today.
Q: What can you do to “be great today”?
MR: Wake up every day with a determined spirit that genuinely believes I can make this day count. This will ultimately spill over into everything you do or anyone you interact with. Know what you want to accomplish and end the day knowing that you’ve done it. It could be many small tasks checked of your list or taking steps to get to your higher goal but feeling a sense of completion at the end of the day, feeling proud in your own work and what you contributed to the day and others.
Q: How do you encourage others to do the same?
MR: By empowering others to take a leadership role in their positions and encouraging them to challenge themselves every day and think bigger. By helping them see their potential and hopefully inspiring them to see the greatness I see in them. Being genuine with my actions and words every day and in all my interactions with others I believe has an unspoken impact that leads to greatness.
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote?
MR: “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”
― Charles R. Swindoll
Charles Swindoll’s perspective on the impact of our own individual attitude every day is what I live by every day. To me it translates into self-accountability and self-control. It is our attitude and spirit that impacts everything around us. It’s a reminder to step back and look at ourselves in the mirror and continue to ask ourselves how we can be better, how we could improve upon something, how we can mold negative into positive, create a solution to a problem, go the extra mile even when no one is watching, and inspire others by being yourself. It all comes back to self and when you understand that, you become your biggest challenger, critic, motivator and driver.
Majda Rensberger is the Vice President of Marketing for OneCoast. In her 9 years with OneCoast, Majda held a leadership position in the development of the industry’s first National Sales Model (OneCoast ND One), implemented operational structures and led the development of the company’s Integrated Marketing and Sales Model.
Majda heads up the Marketing and Showroom departments where she’s responsible for marketing and branding strategies of OneCoast and their vendor partners, helping them effectively market their brands and drive B2B sales via e marketing, social media, mobile and public relations platforms. Majda is a member of the OneCoast Senior Executive team involved in the company’s strategic planning and new business development.
Majda has been a GHTA (Gift and Home Trade Association) member since 2009. During the November 2014 annual industry conference Majda was elected to serve on the Board of Directors where she’ll be involved in moving the Gift and Home industry forward.
Majda has a degree in Marketing & Communication from Columbia College and comes with a background in advertising and sales.