If you're anything like me, you've seen a thousand posts floating around Facebook asking for recommendations for your favorite small/local businesses which is really what inspired me here. I recently wrote this on my own personal Facebook in an effort to garner suggestions for great gift options:
Something really magical happened this week. I don't know if it was just me that felt it or if the reach was farther. But it touched me on such a deep level I hope I never forget this feeling.
I attended Cvent's annual conference. Which I've done many times before (I think this might have been my 7th??). For reference, Cvent is a meeting registration software... the software on which I launched my consulting business 3.5 years ago (helping people with said software).
This week started out a little slow and honestly I was quite sleepy from the time I arrived. The first 24 hours I remember saying I wasn't really "feeling it" this year. Something was off.
But this year I had the extreme honor of doing a panel discussion with a few ladies I hand picked to be on the panel with me. The idea came up last year at the conference as a sort of showcase of badass women in tech. A year ago I had no idea what this week would BE or feel like.
A Little Back Story
Hi you! I'm so proud you're reading this right now. That means you've sought out a resource to help you start a business which I find INCREDIBLY exciting!!
So let's dive in to a couple of things I picked up as I started my business, shall we?
First of all... before we go anywhere, I want you to know that YOU GOT THIS!! It's crazy and scary and exciting and your ego might be freaking out a little bit (you know your ego, right? That annoying little voice that's telling you that you DON'T got this... She needs to be quiet now because you SO have this but she's going to try to keep telling you, you don't. So just ignore her.)
Now... I want you to take a few DEEP breaths. Seriously. I'll wait... 3 breaths.. right now.
After you've taken 3 deep breaths, you can click Read More to continue!
Started life in 1985.