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Gratitude from A Woman Entrepreneur to her Customers

November 20, 2018

Inspiration, Thanksgiving Message, Wisdom to women entrepreneurs, women in business, women in sports

If there was ever one Thanksgiving to be thankful for, it is this year for me. It’s not that I’ve taken for granted other years when blessings were bountiful because I was; but this year was extra special due to the amount of people who expressed their concern, love and support to me during my medical issues. Just like rock stars fall backwards off a performance stage into the anticipated hands of the crowd to catch them, I symbolically did the same as I stepped away from my business the past six months during my medical sabbatical. I trusted the women I represent, promote and care so much about to understand I was falling and to wait patiently for me to return to the stage.

I have returned to work, without a solution for my health issue, but discovered new ways to assist and mentor women entrepreneurs after surviving this major setback. I am not the first, or last, woman entrepreneur who will face personal challenges as a business owner. I am surely wiser than I was earlier this year and more humble to continue this twenty three year career of entrepreneurship at the side of amazing women.

Commercial Thanksgiving paints the Normal Rockwell picture of happy family members around the table with an abundance of food and love. The warm hues of brown, golden yellow and orange illuminate the room. Every chair is filled with loved ones from near and far. The ones who can’t be with us because of death or distance are remembered anyway because their existence in our lives has, and will always have, meaning. One can be out of sight, but not out of mind, in our lives. Perhaps the illumination around the holiday table is really our loved ones joining us even if they aren’t physically present.

Being out of sight, but not out of mind has been similar for me running my business this year. Although I couldn’t be physically with the women I cherish, it did not mean they were out of mind. They never were. Every time I wore a pink hat, shirt or wrote a blog post or made a purchase, they were forefront in my mind. Losing one’s hair is hardly equivalent to losing one’s life, but it has been a life altering event testing my resilience to remain as present as I’ve been for my members and followers in the past. Because of this, I am eternally grateful for the women who visited me poolside, sent notes of encouragement and remained members while I handled this personal medical issue. My heart has grown a hundred times bigger this year because of their patience, love and understanding.

Today’s weekly wisdom is to remind you women entrepreneurs are blessed individuals with the freedom to bring specialized services and products to help others and the opportunity to work for themselves with unlimited revenue potential. Each day allows us to paint our own canvas of work to change the world for the better. Every opportunity allows us the chance to provide something needed by someone else to make life or work better. There is no other time than now to be thankful for everything we have.

I wish you and your loved ones a bountiful and blessed Thanksgiving. I am so fortunate to have you in my life.

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