It’s Thanksgiving in the US this week. Time to, well….give thanks. Or chow on turkey and stuffing. Whatever floats your boat.
I prefer the former, but not in a Hallmark movie of the week kind of way. No need to hold hands around the dinner table and sing Kumbaya. I prefer gratitude in the quiet of a crisp late Autumn sunset. Or a walk through the park with Eddie the Wonder Dog, sans cell phone, iPod or any other digital distraction. Watching his shadow bounce alongside me, feeling the California sun warm my face (even when it’s 50 degrees) and hearing the squirrels scamper up the nearby trees is music enough.
Your business, your project, your book, your dream. Yes, it was your hard work and determination that brought it to life. But surely…surely…you didn’t do it alone. So who can you thank? Who can you honor? For whom can you buy a cocktail?
- Sarah Von Bargen for being a kick-ass writing partner and collaborative spirit
- Norma Maxwell for your constant cheerleading and design savvy
- Seth Leonard for helping make my Indie Brand Bootcamp digital course dream a reality with advice and implementation
- Emily Cohen for your gift with words on many of my corporate clients
- Alexandra Franzen for your support and general fabulousness
- Melody Biringer of CRAVE for your inspiration and constant belief in me
- Lynn-Baldwin-Rhoades of Power Chicks for your energy and excitement
- Bridget Perez of TRAY Creative for your creative smarts and grace under pressure
- Sandy Jones-Kaminski of Bella Domain for your networking expertise and constant resource sharing
- Janica Smith of Adminismith for helping keep me sane with all of my book and speaking efforts
- to colleagues and friends like Whitney Keyes, Molly Mahar of Stratejoy, Melissa Cassera of Cassera Communications, Shasta Nelson of Girlfriend Circles, Katie Kelley of Legacy Builder Coaching, Jamie G. Dougherty of Jamie Living, Lisa-Marie Cabrelli of The Galahads, Rebecca Rodskog, Sarah Granger, Betsy and Warren Talbot of Married With Luggage, Debbie Whitlock of Femmenation for support, advice and cheerleading that makes me want to weep with joy.
- to all my clients who have constantly inspired me with their vision and passion.
- to countless others who have advised or supported my work or books along the way
Give thanks: No business is an island, even if you’re a solo entrepreneur (tweet this!)