I heard the tagline yesterday, “Eat your competition alive…” Ohh, I thought. It’s all so violent. Is that really the goal? To kill, shred and destroy? Maybe that’s the reason I never considered myself a “business person”, I don’t have that killer instinct… But really… Is that what makes a profitable company? Is that what makes a successful person? Is that what builds a thriving, vibrant, local economy? I think you know where I’m going with this, right?
Perhaps that’s why I gravitate to women’s events. There’s laughing, chatting, mingling… touching, hugging and even crying sometimes… there’s also long conversations of current events, family members health and well-being, and the backstory to the behind the scenes. It’s an involved process being a living, thriving, connected community. That’s what I love.
So, I’m getting excited and a bit nervous for the presentation I’ve giving in Paris. Mostly because it’s not done yet, there’s a powerpoint to create and handouts, oh my! I just heard a great quote, “It’s amazing how long it takes to complete something you’re not working on.” ~R.D. Clyde.
So my way of procrastination for this specific event, is to sign up to speak for other groups, write blog posts (ta da!), schedule more Women’s Business Social events (Oct 29 & Nov 17)and create content in alignment with what I will be speaking about from stage. It’s all on course, but at some point, and I’m sure Jason (my husband & business partner) hopes that will be soon than later, I will need to stop everything else and pour myself into the idea of me on stage. I will turn off facebook, stop reading inspirational blog posts, and not click “Send/Receive” on my email…
Commit. And I will do just this one thing. Tell the story of bringing people together with heart, open arms and no agenda to build strong, powerful, profitable businesses that revitalize a town where people love to live. That’s what we’re all doing here. And along the way, I hear stories of businesses being born, shiny new business cards being exchanged and people feeling like belonging to something important and all from the comfort of this valley we call “home.”