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Business Bucket List

July 13, 2016

Business inspiration, advice and wisdom for women entrepreneurs and small business owners


The thought of a bucket might transport you like a genie to a sandy ocean side with shovel in hand at your own childhood memories or might ship you to a recent trip to the beach with your children or grandchildren. You might not associate the word bucket with business or everyday life; but I must admit the word bucket has been inspiring me lately as a woman and entrepreneur.

Tomorrow night I’ll gather for another business development dinner meeting with five other women entrepreneurs who are creating their own bucket list aspirations to grow their companies. Since our meetings began a year and a half ago, one business woman has added her first time staff member, another one has expanded her staff, one woman almost hit one million in sales, another has expanded her services and one has embarked on getting national speaking gigs. Although the group is not a “bucket list focused” group, it sure feels like the power of meeting, setting intentions with each other and then reporting back on our latest progression shows we are excitedly creating and conquering business bucket list adventures.

MeandAnnBostonStrongNext Monday as I hit the shores of Onondaga Lake with my “bucket list” buddy Ann Sageer of, we will take up oars and learn to crew together and with other adults. Ann and I have been doing “bucket list” activities since our last teenagers graduated from West Genesee High School. We have trained for a 5K race together, ran a race to support “Boston Strong,” donated a year to serving women in need and now will crew for six weeks. It really is exhilarating to dream and then accomplish something new in life.

I hope today’s blog post will inspire you to dream up a couple bucket list items for your own entrepreneurial and personal life. If you have been living in a cocoon, taking it slow, waiting for opportunities to come to you to liven up your life or office, now is time to emerge like a butterfly, grab another woman and envision some bucket list fun or challenges in business. I also hope you mark September 14th on your calendar for the Women TIES annual retreat since the theme this year is “Evolve and Emerge” and we have an amazing line-up of women who had done just that!

crewteamI know for a fact with another woman by your side you will enjoy the work, planning, and ride (especially in a crew boat) to the fullest. Here’s to your next bucket list adventure may it be everything you wish for and more.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2016 12:04 pm

    To my favorite Bucket List Buddy…. Thanks for always inspiring me and so many others to live large, take chances and smell the roses! Pink, of course! xo


  2. July 13, 2016 12:28 pm

    Thank you for coming along for the journey with me. I wouldn’t want anyone at my side or in my boat! Cheers to living life! Tracy


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