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I hope you Dance!

As I was driving my two daughters to school this morning we were listening to “I hope you Dance” by Lee Ann Womack.  I smiled in the rear view mirror, proud of the two little ladies singing along in the backseat.  Myoldest earned a special honor and is “Principle of the Day” today.  She was beaming with joy and so excited to get to school!  I thought about how proud I am that I am raising two strong, independent, entrepreneurial spirits with a can-do attitude.  They have grown up in my highly entrepreneurial world, and they are brimming with ideas of their own.  I have no doubt they will one day make great things happen.
On that same note.  I love hand painted wooden signs.    We have many hanging around our home for inspiration.  Two of my favorites are:
Strong Women:  May we know them.  May we raise them.  May we be them.
and
Dance as if no one were watching.  Sing as if no one were listening.  Live each day as if it were your last.
So what’s this got to do with starting or marketing  a small business? 
Yes.  Times are tough.  But small business makes this country go round.  To all of you fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners:  We need your courage.  We need you to take the risks.  We need you to dance anyway! 
Ironically, I came across this a great post I found this morning in one of my LinkedIn Group Discussions.  As a small business owner and especially a brand new start-up in this turbulent economy, the uncertain world can be scarry.  But you have more courage and power than you may give yourself credit for.  Just go ahead and dance.  Start and grow your business!   Read more posts at www.christine.com
January 30th, 2009
by: Christine Comaford

February 2, 2009 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Continuing with E-Myth Revisited

The E-Myth Revisited is definitely my newest favorite book!   (I know it’s not new, I’m just reading now after it collected dust on my shelf).   I wouldn’t have normally let it sit there like that, but someone told me when I bought it that it was no good.  They said that it basically told you to just franchise your business and sell it to make nomey.  Don’t remember who said that but obviously they didn’t read the book.  Sorry I listened.  But, maybe the book is having such an impact on me right now because my company is going through a hugh growth spurt and the information is EXACTLY what I need at this moment in time.   I read it in less than a week and have the basic info for my protype laid out.  I’m far from done working on that, but WOW does this book make you think and work ON your business, not in it.

This system is powerful for any entrepreneur, or technician that had an entrepreneurial seizure as the book discusses.  Lucky for me I fall into the very small percentage of small business owners that is highly entrepreneurial.  I am not at all a technician turned owner, as most struggling business owners are.  If you are not getting what you want out of your business and your life, definitely read The E-Myth Revisited. 

I went on Amazon today and ordered E-Myth Mastery and the E-Myth Manager as follow up reads.  More about those later….

December 16, 2008 at 4:05 am Leave a comment


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