I wanted to create the online conference Spring: Changing the Face of Business because I wanted a conference where celebrity entrepreneurs were not the focus. I wanted real business leaders sharing their skills and knowledge. Could I create an event where the Gary Vee’s of the world were not the draw and main selling feature? …
This isn’t a new concept.
In fact if you dig far enough in your favourite search engine “getting to yes”, “getting the no” and a plethora of like-minded phrases, you will find countless references to this topic.
A Good No is the result of you taking action in your business. Or your relationships, or your art or career or whatever you are asking the world or universe to deliver to you. Because we rarely get a yes the first time we ask the question. …
On Creating a Post Capitalist Business Marketing to a Capitalist World
One of the things I struggle with in marketing to the greater masses is how I talk about the very unsexy post-capitalism way of doing business that a few of us are adopting and exploring. I mean it’s sexy to me because it’s rich, prosperous and fulfilling but I’ve been living in it for awhile.
It’s scary to think about doing business in a new way that fuels not only you and your family but the greater community you are in and ripples out into bigger waves.
I admit it – I am isolated. I live in a mid-size prairie city that is famous for a few Stanley Cup wins in the mid-eighties and for being the birth place of Michael J Fox and Nathan Fillion.
When it comes to opportunities, the internet has given me access to audiences around the globe but I never seemed to quite fit in to the stereotypical online society that transforms ordinary people into social media influencers.
Factor in, I am a non-binary, over weight, average looking Autistic person – my community of “people like me” is a bit scattered around…
As the last few days of my brick & mortar store being open come to a close, I am facing an interesting analysis of grieving. When we announced the permanent closure, people immediately asked us if it was because of financial reasons.
I would shake my head and say no it was because new adventure awaited us and we were so excited.
But our friends and family would look crestfallen as they continued to probe our reasons and seemingly to get us to admit there was failure somewhere in the decision.
But truthfully, it is a success when you can…
I love martinis for the pure mix of alcohol blended to create a seamless drink. I like to think that my commitment to both my husband and my career is also a smooth blend of different tastes to create a gorgeous, refreshing mix that allows me to excel.
I’m an entrepreneur. So that means if I don’t work my business there isn’t a paycheque waiting for me. …
Yesterday my husband and I decided to do a few hikes on our anniversary trip to the mountains. Our first foray was a gorgeous paved path in a bustling park surrounded by fast, free rushing water falls.
It bolstered our bravery and we decided to launch another hike into a friendly forested path called Valley of the Five Lakes. We examined the map and it was a fairly quick loop so on we went. After a gorgeous lazy meander through the forest, we realized that to get to the actual lakes we needed to hike up a mountain. …
My fears whisper softly in the back of my mind as I work in my business. Sometimes I am so busy, the whispered worries, get pushed to the back of my business plans and I don’t answer them back right away. Sometimes the anxiety rages and I can’t quite see what my next step is through the angst and worry. That’s when I know I can’t ignore my fears anymore.
So I picture a boardroom with a big table and each fear has it’s own seat. I look around and they introduce themselves:
“What is YOUR fear in your business?”
I was laying with my eyes closed getting my one non-negotiable regular treat to myself — eyelash extensions. My lash tech asked me what my fear was after I had asked her what hers was so I could explain my theory on fears.
“Fear of success,” I replied. “I’m afraid that I will become SO succesful that I won’t have time to spend with family and friends. I know that might sound silly, but I think about it a lot.”
She paused from adding the next lash and her voice got low as…
We are taught to go from rags to riches. Then we can celebrate achievement.
If you go from good to great — well you already had an advantage. So then the good moving to great get caught up in the imposter syndrome. And they stop.
It doesn’t matter where you started. If you stop yourself or you let society’s beliefs stop you — the world still misses out on your brilliance.
Know what greatness means to you. Know to measure it, how to recognize it and how to celebrate it.
You can move forward from right where you are. Right here. Right now. The steps won’t always be easy, but each one is joy, love & truth. Each step is yours.