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Wednesday Wisdom: Your Teams

November 16, 2022

Wednesday Wisdom, Inspiration, Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Small Businesses

Like many of you, I have been a solo entrepreneur for years, motivating myself daily in entrepreneurial goals, tasks, and events. I’ve never minded it, in fact enjoyed the ability to work when I wanted, at what I wanted, anytime I wanted. Freedom is a signature feeling most women desire when they start their own enterprise – freedom to make their own decisions and live their lives the way they want.

As the sun sparkled over Keuka Lake on Saturday morning, I was not alone; rather accompanied by seven other businesswomen, two female coaches, and fifteen twenty-year-old female athletes. We gathered to learn from each other and play individually and as teams. Instruction taught by the youthful ones to the middle-aged women started first. It’s not typical for nineteen- old-girls to be more schooled in something than fifty-year-old ladies, but they were, in this instance gleeful to undertake the leadership role. We in returned listened, tried, both succeeded and failed, and in the end learned not only athletic skills but an essential teamwork mindset. Reminding me how important collaboration is.

Then it was our turn to teach career and business lessons, in an open-square- table format nibbling on warm pizza and gooey cupcakes, as the girls listened soaking up our advice for current and future personal success. They were in full attention mode intrigued by our stories and wisdom, never bored, but conscientious endearing them more to me. I know for a fact the future is bright pink after being around them.

As you gather next week around your own team of family members and friends sharing food, stories, smiles, and love, remember what it feels like to be part of your own team of sorts.  Whether family, friends, spouses, children, grandchildren, or neighbors, you belong to a unit of people taking any emptiness out of your life if only for a day.

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to remind you to bask in the oneness of being with a sorted group of individuals sharing knowledge, moments, and memories with each other to fill up your heart so when you return to working by yourself you remember you are part of a team of dear people. Life brings us lessons in many forms, through diverse people so relish the faces, discussions, and happiness that illuminate the table you sit around.

I am fortunate to be able to bring the cheerful faces and actions of exuberant young female athletes to my thanksgiving prayers this year, along with all of you who read and respond to my blog posts.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Marion andrews permalink
    November 16, 2022 10:32 am


    div dir=”ltr”>Excellent post today Tracy. What. Gre


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