Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Quick Hello to Inspire You

It's summer and managing...

kids
work
life

(while remaining)

intentional
connected
grateful

is my life's purpose

so before heading out again today
I wanted to first stop by and say "hello"

because it takes less than
five minutes

to

encourage
provoke
inspire

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ten Weeks to Better Business... Children's Edition



Know a child starting their own business this summer?
Follow the 10 lessons from my children's 2014 business experience to achieve success...




If this is something the children expect to continue throughout the summer

-suggest that they select something they have a passion for
-determine if their business will provide:

a service or
a product


Focus on how the business product/service will be

presented
packaged
represented




Start with...

Who?
What?
When?
Where?
Why?


Knowing and understanding these are at
the foundation for building a strong business


Informing others about the product or service
is an important step for business success

How will people know the business




Selling a product?
Get out there and sell!


Offering a service?
Start doing the work!

Understand the law of supply and demand, master these five
basic lessons, and prepare to take the business to the next level!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Blessing of Opened Doors... and Closed Ones

It wasn't that long ago...

five minute friday

I complained

of lack
of privacy

every time I turned around
a door opening

(with a small child behind it)

in the bathtub
on the toilet
in bed resting

"Mommy"...

it didn't matter where I was

closed doors being pushed open

by

small
chubby
fingers

was the norm

(even when all I wanted was)

a moment of silence
five minutes
alone
And now...

I sit in silence
for hours
alone

house quiet
teenagers sleeping

secluded
barricaded

inside their rooms with
closed doors


and I can see how times have changed
and I smile,

truly grateful for

the journey
the experience
the blessing

of opened doors...

(and even closed ones)