Up Close & Inspirational
My first blog post…
While I have always loved the idea of being a writer, I have never written a blog post for my own business. I have never really felt that I have had all that much to share. Perhaps that will change when I get more comfortable with the idea! While I suspect that blog post topics will centre around what working with a Virtual Administrator/Assistant means, tips for working from home, tools to help with productivity and other general topics related to owning your own business, my main goal for starting this blog has more to do with promoting the businesses of others than it will be about promoting my own.
Share. Inspire. Succeed.
The majority of my blog posts will be dedicated to showcasing other women entrepreneurs or business owners (and on occasion an amazing man!) who I will ask to share their experiences in business with the hope to inspire others to succeed in achieving their own goals and dreams. And for those who are just starting out, perhaps a little sharing and promotion will help others to find these incredible businesses. Every day I find myself in awe of just how successful women have become by providing creative and unique products and services that we all need. So many times as a young mom of twins (and yes before the internet) I would ask my friends, “what could we invent to allow us to stay at home and make money?!”
Up Close & Inspirational!
The idea for Up Close & Inspirational! comes from a long-time passion of helping others; especially women and moms who are struggling to do it all. My personal motto has always been to “make a difference in the life of another” and it gives me great pleasure to watch and help others to succeed in whatever is most important to them. Whether it was with my volunteer work or through my previous positions I always found myself wanting to do more to help women to achieve more in their lives. When I was working full-time in a traditional job I often witnessed women trying to “do it all” – be a career woman, be the best mom, stay fit and healthy, volunteer and often times take additional classes by distance education (I remember a time in my life that described my daily routine as well). They struggled to do this while working within the confines of a traditional job, in an office setting, bound by the rules and hours they had to be at work. Most often being denied any leniency when it came to flex hours or the ability take the time they needed with their families and not be penalized for it. Lunch and break conversations often centred around how to find that perfect job/business that would allow us the flexibility to work from home and have the hours that would better suit our family life.
Since working for myself and being part of a greater community of self-employed business women, I continually find myself inspired and wanting to find ways to help and encourage other women to work for themselves or to live a life that they really want. Why did I wait till I was in my 50’s?
With that in mind, I have chosen to use the Beyond Your Office Blog to help inspire others and to also promote the great work being accomplished by so many new and experienced entrepreneurs.
I would be honoured to share your story!
I can’t promise that you will gain new business by doing so, but the extra exposure can’t hurt, and your experiences and advice are sure to inspire others as they work to fulfil their own dreams. Let me know if you are interested and I will be in touch with the details that I am looking for. Email: email@example.com.
Up Close & Inspirational: Heather Nelson
Allow me to introduce you to Heather Nelson. She’s the owner and principal consultant of her own corporate partnership and sponsorship consultancy – BridgeRaise. I first met Heather in September 2019 at a 2-day business training retreat for women in downtown Toronto hosted by Shelagh Cummins our shared business coach. Together, and with other amazing…Read More
A Virtual Business – With No Internet Access?
Have you ever thought about just how much of your life and business depend on the internet? Or about how we take it for granted so much so that when it is not available, we don’t know what to do with ourselves? It may surprise you – I know it did me. My dreams for…Read More
Up Close & Inspirational: Lynda P. Haddon
I would like to introduce you to Lynda P. Haddon, Multiple Birth Educator. Lynda was one of the first moms of multiples that I met after I learned I was expecting twins over 30 years ago. Often she was my “go to person” receiving many phone calls filled with every possible parenting question you can…Read More
Up Close & Inspirational: Anne Doswell
This weeks Up Close & Inspirational Blog post showcases Anne Doswell, owner of Lice Services Canada. I met Anne earlier this year and was truly inspired by her incredible determination to make her business a success. While her services and products may not be something you want to use (no one wants lice!), you will…Read More