What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico.NOT because anything bad or controversial happens here, far from it. It’s because this is a safe place to be “real”, to let your guard down without being attacked for being you. I’ll share things, but never in detail, protecting those who share things in confidence.
ELT in Puerto Vallarta, Q4/2022
Last week, the FRSecure Executive Leadership Team (ELT) was here.
GLOAT: Holy crap, these are AMAZING people! Collectively, they do GREAT things everyday. Individually, each ELT member is uniquely INCREDIBLE in their own right. Spending time with the FRSecure ELT is HUGE blessing for a CEO like me. I’ll never take this time for granted.
Information security is not about information or security as much as it is about people.Me
The ELT comes to Puerto Vallarta (where I live) twice a year to do whatever they want. This has MUCH less to do about business than it does about doing life together. This is a time to just be people. To rest, hang out, fish, scuba dive, eat great food, swim, play games, take in the sights, etc. The ELT can do whatever they want to do, when they want to do it. No rules beyond what’s legal, responsible, and respectful (never a problem with this group).
Sure, we talked about more than our share of information security stuff, discussed lots of cool information security ideas, and made plans to serve our customers better, but this was secondary to us being healthier together.
Fix what’s broken with the information security industry.FRSecure’s mission.
It was a GREAT week and I’m PROUD of this team! We are all focused on our mission, and we won’t achieve the mission without each other. The trust we have built in each other and the love we have for each other will get us through all of the hard times. On the flip side, it’s pretty damn cool to celebrate success with “real” people who have become family.
We made a TON of AMAZING memories. We played games at my dining room table (I didn’t, but I watched the others play, shedding a few “man tears” as I call them). We drank. We sang. We ate. We laughed. We cried (yeah, I cried, but shut up). We talked. We argued. We got mad. We reconciled. We smiled. We laughed. We fought. We sweated (it’s hot in Mexico for some people). We swam. We took in sights. We fished. We dove. We hugged. We talked (about hard stuff sometimes). We rested. We listened. We shouted. We danced. We were offended (to some degree or other). We forgave.
At the end of the week, we had reinforced what we already knew. We are family.
I LOVE my FRSecure family, starting with the amazing FRSecure ELT, and I can’t wait until next time (March, 2023)!