What would our world be like if more people learned to encourage others as a matter of course?
Author: Lynn Abaté-Johnson
“There’s enough for everyone, getYOURslice”
My tag line originated during my years of fundraising for charitable organizations, ranging from the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), as a kid, to my current endeavors.
Since 2017 was rife with extenuating personal circumstances beyond my control, I made a choice to get my act together and forge new business to regenerate my energy and enthusiasm.
Being present is not difficult. It takes effort, determination, genuine caring, and the ability to compartmentalize.
As I travel from my home-base in Northern California Wine Country, meeting up with online friends OFF line, I am reminded that we are all here to bring something special to the world, in our personal and business lives.
I’ve been starting and growing businesses most of my life. When you grow up in a huge ethnic and entrepreneurial family, you are hard-wired to work, work, work.
Anyone can use social media for business purposes. However, not everyone realizes there are ways to share strategically across the various social channels. Here, I share…
The minute we got her diagnosis, without shedding a tear, my mom just gave me “the look” that said – “it’s time to get into production mode”, and that’s exactly what we did.
Whether you agree with his philosophy/business approach, or not, the impact of this event on my life, personally, and as an entrepreneur made a lasting impression. I still have the t-shirt I purchased with PTW’s mottos: Humankind: Be Both, and I’mpossible, imprinted on it.
Burning Man as a community. It’s different for everyone who has experienced. Hopefully, those who have participated in this annual “pilgrimage” are able to infuse that community into the virtual world, outside that Nevada desert.
Many business people get fixated on numbers, without much concern about the actual impact of the work they’re doing. We all want to see returns on our investment of time and energy, and of course, money.
Keeping a commitment is more important than your own convenience.
I explain here, by way of a story of my nephew, Val.
Resilience is often hard-won. In one form, it’s a flow of energy. In other ways, it’s forced upon us. And yet, I’ve seen miracles as human beings come together, regardless of the thrust of their circumstances.
If our health is shaky, and when issues arise (which often do, because, of course, we are not in control of EVERYTHING), it’s important to have systems and practices in place for when we need to function in business.
This is the time of year when many are seeking and exploring career and employment options, to discover what the future holds. Do you need a degree, though?
How do you market yourself in the noisy world of opportunity seekers? If you are mindful of your online reputation, boost your presence with a resume, plus!
This morning, while walking a few miles together, my sister and I were discussing the value of vulnerability, in life, and in business.
One of my business mantras is this: if you are committed to #GetYourSlice,
make it easy for people to do business with you. Online and off.
“Prepare for the worst; expect the best”, because, I’m a realist and an optimist at the same time. This includes being considerate of myself, and putting on my proverbial “oxygen mask” first….can you dig it?
While it’s true that it’s important to stay thirsty, it’s impossible to drink from a firehose.