This is the video for “Victory” by Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes. It’s a masterpiece and one of my favorite music videos of all times. It’s an awesomely inspiration song and quotable in so many ways.

During Diddy’s opening verse, he opens with this gem: “yo, the sun don’t shine forever, but as long as it’s here, then we might as well shine together.”

Everything great will eventually come to an end. Hopefully I’m not sounding morbid here. But, this includes your community. The important thing is to live in the moment, appreciate what you have and celebrate your successes.

And when you celebrate your successes, don’t forget to thank everyone. If not by name, at least in general. I always use milestones as an opportunity to thank people. I thank the members, I thank the staff (by name, usually). I thank the people from the past and the people we have now. Milestones, accomplishments, successes… these all set up the perfect opportunity to say thank you. Whether you say it simply or you go in great detail (see a part of what I did for’s 5th birthday), just say it.

The sun won’t shine forever. But, as long as it’s here – then we might as well shine together.