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Wednesday Wisdom – Sizzling Thoughts For Small Business Owners

July 29, 2020

Wednesday Wisdom, Business Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Small Business Leaders

The heat wave scorching our region was nothing like the sizzle of my brain emitting waves of energy after a three-hour strategic planning course with an intellectual woman. It’s been awhile since I’ve contemplated and analyzed facts, figures, unknowns, and relevant data regarding my enterprise, competition, partners, marketplace, and future horizons. When the course was done, I slowly lifted myself off my chair, half stumbled out the door, and did a head first plunge into the cold waters of my pool to cool my mind.

It has been awhile since I’ve taken challenging business courses to advance as a business woman. In the late 1980s, I worked full time in higher education and attended night school two nights a week for multiple semesters trying to earn an advanced degree. After my oldest son was born in 1991, which added more juggling with a full time job, part time school, and business travel, my advanced degree was put on hold. Only after last week’s strategic planning course did I realize I haven’t pushed myself academically as much as I should have the past twenty-five years.


Having a sister with two Masters degrees and a brother almost done with his PhD, I have grappled with finishing the degree primarily to keep my brain infused with knowledge in order to share it with business women who listen to me. When I began my Master’s program there weren’t online courses to take. In-person learning was the only way to earn your degree, but technological advances have made it possible for us to learn more in non-traditional avenues. Part of my new strategic plan will consider adding coursework to finish my Masters degree along with advancing Women TIES nationally and internationally by inviting more women to join us via online events since that is the way of the world now.

This Wednesday Wisdom is to inspire you to contemplate ways you can advance your knowledge in your field of expertise through online courses and programs. As our sons, daughters, and grandchildren turn to online learning to learn this fall, why shouldn’t we? It doesn’t mean in-person events or classroom learning won’t happen again or that we are giving up on the way things once were; it is embracing change that provides new opportunities to live, learn, and conduct business successfully.


Here’s to the part of our brains that need that extra sizzle once in a while to advance our knowledge. I for one think that’s better than just sizzling in the heat for no good reason.

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