For nearly as long as I can remember, I’ve had a dry-erase board in my office with reminders on it. It began as a way to track deadlines and high priority to-do items, but over time, as I switched to an all-digital workflow, it became a vision board of sorts. Here are a few long-time quotes on my board:

  • Treat people the way you want to be treated. Judge people the way you want to be judged.
  • It is choice, not chance, that determines your destiny.
  • Start where you are. It’s the only place you can start.
  • If you want to manage it, you need to measure it.
  • Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
  • Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.

Admittedly, some will see these as bromides of the worst order. (Then again, some will see any intended-as-inspirational quote as the worst kind of cliché.) Looking at them today, I realized, they are all themes on the oldest quote on my board: Life is change.

It’s been my experience that many people resist change and perceive it as a bad thing. Yet change creates space for new things to grow. For instance, with our shift to digital magazines due to the pandemic, the team behind the Process Heatingand Process Coolingbrands was able to create a wholly new event, the Process Heating & Cooling Show. Though the pandemic gave us some unexpected headwinds, it was a sincere pleasure to see the event come to life in June at the Rosemont Convention Center. (If you missed it, mark your calendar now and join us for our next show on May 24-25, 2023.)

Likewise, the eMagazine you read now is another change to emerge from the pandemic. While Process Heating and Process Cooling will remain as standalone websites, this combined eMagazine will serve both brands and include thermal processing-related content from 2 Kelvin to 1000°F.

As you read our first issue of Process Heating & Cooling eMagazine, do not hesitate to reach out to me via phone (262-358-2143) or email ( with your thoughts. As my vision board might suggest, I am always open to useful insights.

Linda Becker

Associate Publisher and Editor