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Wednesday Wisdom – A Few of My Favorite Things

February 14, 2018

Inspiration and Wednesday Wisdom for Women and Women Entrepreneurs

After Skyping with my friend Edith Zuschmann of 261 Fearless from Austria this morning, I heard Julie Andrews voice singing familiar lyrics to a popular song on the Sound of Music soundtrack,

“Raindrops on roses.
And whiskers on kittens.
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.
Brown paper packages tied up with strings.
These are a few of my favorite things.”

Edith and I spoke about many items including the Olympics, obtaining hometown stories for our 2018 Boston Marathon charity runners and creating fundraising events to drive attention in different parts of the country. The event planning and marketing dialog reminded me how much I love and embrace those two subject areas.

With the song fresh in my head, I decided to rewrite the lyrics to “My Favorite Things,” to fit my life and today’s Wednesday Wisdom audience (sing along with the beat of the song)

“Women doing business.
While always promoting.
Vivid crimson purses and business cards boosting
Gathering to network in our New York ring
These are a few of my favorite things”

The creative burst of energy had as much to do with my light-hearted mood as watching the success of the Olympic athletes and landing a national online interview where I got to speak joyously about the women I support in business, sports, equality and life. As I heard myself tell my story and passion for supporting women, with as much excitement as Chloe Kim landing her Half Pipe gold medal run, it has been hard to contain my energy. We each personal and entrepreneurial enthusiasm that make us soar and hang high while sharing our expertise.

We really aren’t so different from the talented athletes on the national stage doing what they do best. We do our finest every day, maybe not to the applause of a huge fan base or being interviewed by Hoda Kotb, but we know when we perform well and have launched ourselves onto the right track at the right speed to get the gold we desire – whatever that gold is for us. But there are times when we need to be brazen about sharing our journey, milestones and successes with the media so they can capture our glorious work too.

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is intended to inspire you to contemplate your personal journey, milestones and successes to share with the local, regional or national media. If your story has an international flare to it, share it with global networks. Sometimes the media comes to us, but most times we need to go to them. If we aren’t Olympic athletes, then we need to produce the news – and maybe even songs – to share our story with more people.

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