This One Is Personal

I pour my heart and soul into my work, I get genuine satisfaction from helping others, from doing my best and in all honesty from besting myself.  I am always looking to beat out my previous results. I always want to learn more and do more.  I take pride in my work.  I thrive when I work.

Living the life of an entrepreneur, I invested money I didn’t have and sleep hours I sorely missed.  I was inspired by my husband and business partner, who is a serial entrepreneur right down to his core (and a brilliant mentor and teacher).

I had to learn to quickly adapt to change, I had to think on my feet, I had to become good at things I wasn’t previously good at.

And I loved every minute of it.

230739_10150242223530269_914464_nI worked from Mexico, Australia and Paris and the South of France, I worked from Buenos Aires and Iguazu and all over Canada and the U.S.  I found inspiration in everything around me – no experience was safe from my Blog and I always found a way to tie my life experiences into work analogies.

I have been lucky.  I have worked hard.  I have taken advantage of opportunities. I have learned when to say no.  I have learned when to scream yes – while leaping to action. I have cried. I have screamed.  I have cursed Google and Facebook and every computer or device I have ever worked on.

I have also gone to bed proud and excited and knowing I gave it my all.

About a year ago, I decided that my business needed more than I could give it.  It was ready to grow.  After in-depth soul searching, some sheer terror and some feelings of freedom and a lightness I can’t describe, we merged with another company.

Know what I learned?  Not every decision is the best one – but there is always a way to learn and grow and adapt.  So nearly a year later, I am moving on from my “baby” in its new home.  This change was unplanned and entirely unexpected.  But 15 years as an entrepreneur has prepared me for this.  Its taught me to go with the flow and adapt quickly.

24 hours ago, this site didn’t exist. These Blog posts weren’t even conceived of yet.  I am processing a pretty big and pretty scary change.

I did what I always do, I pulled myself together to focus on my goal – my most desired outcome and I created an action plan.  My own personal manifesto.  I dove in and started checking items off my list – working towards the next exciting phase in my life.

So this site, just a baby in its own right, is one step towards getting me to that next goal.  It will evolve and grow – as I continually do.

I am ready to take all of my experience and knowledge and excitement and skills and processes and systems and over-used words and pour them into something that I can really effect positive change on. I am ready to work with a new team and find new mentors for me and new people I can mentor.

I am so ready.

Stay tuned – I am going to create the perfect Act III for my career!