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The Perfect Business Moment

October 25, 2012

I was recently asked the question, “When did you know your business was legit?” It is an excellent question to ask an entrepreneur. Not only does it shine light on the importance of realizing we have created a worthwhile company, it confirms any doubts we might feel from time to time.  It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in business – one month, one year, five years – we need to recognize we are running a plausible, successful enterprise to keep plugging away. 

I hope you enjoy the moment I realized I was going to be a successful woman entrepreneur after my first “big” event in 1996 with my event management company Five Star Events. 

“The exact moment I knew my business was legit was around 10 p.m. on September 17, 1996 the evening of the first wedding I was hired to manage. I was looking out at beautiful Skaneateles Lake under a starry night as the music of the band and the laughter of my clients filled the air behind me in the country club.  I was so relieved the wedding ceremony and reception was a success for the family I was hired to help.  The other reason this moment has been cemented in my mind is because that first big wedding client was my husband’s boss who owned a multi-million dollar company.  My husband said to me as I left for the evening, “I hope the wedding goes perfectly… or we’ll both be out of jobs in the morning.”  Not the most comforting thing to say but it was truthful!  So when I took five minutes to relish the success that evening looking out at the lake, I knew I could run my own business and be successful.  I have made sure to “relish” successful business moments ever since.”

Lessons for you today:

* Recollect the moment you knew your business was legit or successful.
* Remember to relive that moment when you are in the middle of a tough business period.
* Share the moment with other women who might be struggling to be successful. They will appreciate the sentiment.

 I’d love to hear about the moment you knew your business was here to stay too!

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