Last week, my husband and his business partner opened their taproom for the Annapolis Brewing Company. I spent pretty much Thursday through to end of day Sunday working at the taproom, serving beer, cider and wine, chatting with people and pretty much forgetting about my phone because there was so much going on.
Defining moments have the ability to completely shift and shape your future. When I think about my own personal defining moments, two different memories come to mind.
Flashback to 2006 when the idea of starting my own business and leaving my (very safe and secure) corporate job was tinkering around in my brain. My mom had just lost her husband and she was going through a terribly difficult time. She was also trying to sell her house but hadn’t had any showings in several weeks, let alone any offers.
You know you need to create content for your business. I’m going to guess you’ve fallen into the trap of treating every piece of weekly blog content like some menial task you need to cross off your to-do list so you can say it’s done.
That’s the problem.
We live in a society where a lot of women preach the gospel of women supporting women, and five seconds later they are criticizing what someone wore, or whether or not she is really a good wife, mother and/or business owner. Instead of celebrating each other’s success, some women take it personally, as though another woman’s win is a personal affront to her.
Women see other women being great and, sometimes, it makes us shrink.
When I still had my job, I used to covet moments when I could garner advice from experienced business owners about the path they took to creating their own work optional lifestyle. I was fascinated by the things they would tell me and I would hang on to their every word as I aspired to start and build my own business. There is something incredibly valuable about learning from those who have done what you aspire to do.
Two amazing things happened last summer when I was in Rhode Island.
Starbucks had gluten free breakfast sandwiches, and I came up with the idea to host a mastermind retreat in Florida at a fantastic beach house. Both of these things have come full circle with a couple powerful lessons you might be interested in around the power of asking for what you want.
Whatever your goals are for your life and business, the one thing you must remember is that greatness takes time. You can’t do it all in a 90 day year, or mistakenly go from zero to hero in 12 months. Every day people underestimate the amount of effort and work that is required for greatness.
This past weekend, I spoke at the CAPS National Convention in Ottawa. The topic I spoke on was called Supersize Your Business. If you want to supersize your business, this blog post is for you.
I’ve been noticing that there is an increase in polarization when it comes to opinions on social media. That polarization in many cases is causing people to shut down and not listen to what the other person is saying. It’s creating division instead of inclusion on many important topics.
This past weekend, I shared an article that was posted on Hockey Feed about P.K. Subban which spoke about an initiative that P.K. has spearheaded in his community to build bridges between law enforcement and underprivileged youth.