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In Search of Business Wisdom

November 12, 2014

Business advice for women entrepreneurs and small businesses


As I walked along the steel blue ocean waters and dark brown sand in Kennebunkport, Maine this weekend, I felt wisdom envelope me as I contemplated my life, business and future. Wisdom arrives in unexpected times in unexpected places. It can come walking alone down a scenic ocean path, listening to the words of a war veteran or reading a simple story to a three year old niece.

Wisdom has been described as the ability to make sensible decisions and judgments based on personal knowledge and experience or a sphere of activity that has been
gained through experience or an opinion that almost everyone seems to share or express. Wisdom is acumen, perception and prudence wrapped into one.

I’ve gained wisdom about cooking the best Italian food from my mother, wisdom on throwing the perfect football spiral from my dad, the wisdom to be kind and gracious from my grandmothers and even the wisdom to be occasionally feisty from my grandfathers.But the wisdom that rests most with me is the wisdom I’ve gained from other women traveling down the same path I’ve been traveling professionally the past 2 decades of my life.

I think wisdom is brewed up in simple conversations about struggle and success, moments of soul wrenching decisions involving risk and reward, and sharing stories of triumphs and glory. I believe wisdom is always around us waiting to be plucked out of the air when we need it. It is bountiful. We just need to stop sometimes to find it.

I know for most women entrepreneurs we crave wisdom from other women who are doing what we are doing, who are more successful than we are or who have learned valuable lessons we want to discover. What I know to be true is women entrepreneurs love sharing their wisdom for the good of their sister businesswomen because I’ve witnessed it in the acceptance of women who speak at my events, who write to me about solutions to problems and who guide me in my own business decisions. Women love to help other women. It is that simple.

Today’s blog post is meant to remind you that if you are ever searching for wisdom to any business problem, you don’t have to look very far. You can find it
in nature, in readings, in programs and most especially by talking to or listeningto other women entrepreneurs. Take time today to realize where you gain the most insight in your life. Is it through religion, reading, listening, exercising, walking outside or picking up the phone to talk to someone special?

Wisdom is all around you whenever you need it. You just have to look.

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  1. November 12, 2014 4:29 pm

    As you have found, wisdom can come from many sources. I have found it from many that you have mentioned, but I have also found it in my children. Their perspective has kept me continually learning and marveling at what the young give to our world (much like what you can learn from those older than you).


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