Abundance

Silence Is The Demise Of Your Business

Silence Is The Demise Of Your Business

Have you ever sat down and felt this urge to create, write or say something ‘controversial’? To push the envelope, to release the tiger from the cage, to reveal more truer parts of your story?

An insight or lesson that a deep-seeded pain or trauma made possible, a stance on a taboo subject, a new direction in business that could threaten it’s livelihood without societal or community ‘approval.’

You hear the calling—it’s been calling for a while. You’ve heard it in the wee hours of the morning when it’s just you and your thoughts…to the restless, ongoing imagination at night.

Yet, you have no grasp on what to say, how to say it, or where to possibly begin. So you try and tame her. Silence her. Force her back in her tiny, locked box, making every attempt to lose the key entirely.

The thing is…she is a part of you, not going anywhere.

Bullied to Ballsy: The 1 Thing Change-Makers Have In Common

Bullied to Ballsy: The 1 Thing Change-Makers Have In Common

Last week I found myself in a dream-like situation: notifications muted, decadent cold brew in one hand, tart green juice in the other and compelling conversation front and center. I was at one of my favorite cafes, sharing my affinity with the proud owner, a conscious woman who sources her organic, farm-to-table menu items from 40+ suppliers, not missing a single beat in quality, ethics, or seasonality.

She’s introduced something fresh and new and coveted to the neighborhood—one riddled by the ins and outs of popular chain restaurants, and the slower-than-national-average taking to…wellness. Yet still, her modest, cozy outpost, complete with a total in-house, cutting edge water filtration system (never did ‘house’ water taste so good), hand-crafted, superfood-inspired menu and happy daily regulars—is proving to be something people didn’t realize they needed or wanted, and are sold.

As people came and went, we chatted about things from vitamins and minerals for optimal skin health to the implications of Glyphosate on organic crops and remarkably, her journey to restauranteur. I was most fascinated to uncover what ignited, or set her on path. Her response was one I hadn’t expected, yet in hindsight, makes perfect sense.