In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner.
It's uncomfortable. It feels like it comes out of nowhere. But sooner or later, if you're living in an even moderately diverse environment, you're going to get called out. And how you respond is going to be really important.
#2: Buy a cork board from your own money and hang it in the break room. Put up a note with a famous quote or saying, and replace it with a new one every single day.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of strapping on some skis, jumping on the lift, and taking a deep breath before you barrel down a mountain just a little faster than you're comfortable with.