Reflections on 2022: What are you pleased with?
What are you pleased with? When I had my business I’d ask this question at the end of a workshop. As part of my 2022 reflection, I decided to ask this question of myself. I like it better than, “What did you accomplish?” Feels more aligned with my desire for ease. Below are three of…Read More
Run the Experiment
I’m a fan of experiments. Not necessarily the science kind (in high school biology class dissecting the pig sent me over the edge) but the kind that start with ideas. For instance, my entire entrepreneurial career (15 years) was a series of experiments. I had ideas and wanted to see what transpired. Launching a local…Read More
FAQs: From Entrepreneur to Employee
Since announcing the closing of my business and the start of a new job, I’ve been asked a lot of questions. As my friend and digital marketing strategist Susan Finn says, FAQs make some of the best content. So, today I’m answering a few of the most frequent questions I’ve heard since making these career…Read More
It’s OK to Quit
“I don’t want to start a food business,” I told my husband after completing a 5 week course on how to start a food business. “But you made that big announcement,” he said. “What will people think?” “Honestly? I’m not worried about what people will think. And I’m not sure why you are.” He shrugged…Read More
New Year: New You or New Perspective?
Went rock climbing with my 20 year old nephew on Saturday. An activity I’ve done 2x prior, the last time oh I don’t know 5, 6, 7 years ago. Let’s say, I’m rusty. About half way through our morning I got stuck trying to climb a moderate wall (the climbs are are all rated based…Read More
Stop Stifling Your Personality
It’s so much easier to network, speak, sell (whatever “self-promotional” interactions feel awkward) when we DON’T have to hide our personality, creativity & ideas. Our personality & way of seeing the world is what makes us stand out in business. Especially in a crowded industry (aren’t they all crowded these days?) And yet, that’s exactly…Read More
Are You Waiting for Permission?
Earlier this month, at one of my online networking events, we used a relatively new Zoom functionality where the host can set up themed breakout rooms (i.e,. Just for fun, favorite ways to promote your business, etc) and attendees can move themselves from room to room. It’s a pretty cool option. The first time we…Read More
What Makes You Feel Confident?
Running makes me feel confident. Music pumping, heart racing, feet pounding the pavement. Singing in between catching my breath, stretching my arms wide (taking up space, people), smiling and saying hello to people I pass (and in a mask I have no idea if they notice) Running makes me feel like I can do ANYTHING.…Read More