If you haven’t already, I invite you to listen to my interview with Marie Pijanowski on Blog Talk Radio. Marie and I discussed how to take your ideas to market and turn them into profitable products.
It has often been said that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience of life, but rather we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
In the end, our businesses (and the content, product and value we create in the process) are a reflection of who we are and the lessons we’ve learned along the way.
It’s this journey – more than anything we can learn in a book, product or seminar – that causes us to become more as people and ultimately, what allow us to make deeper and richer contributions to our clients, our communities, and the world.
Your product or service can be the best in its industry but still not have the impact you desire – both in terms of making money and making a difference. I was blind to the importance of this factor (and the sequence in which it needs to happen) for the first decade of my career. I don’t want the same to happen to you!
On the dawn of another Father’s Day, after scrambling around with the kids to buy gifts, make cards and plan meals, it occurs to me that more important than any of this is the true and sincere appreciation of my husband, my kids’ father.
There’s an incredible amount of conversation and hype around moms and what we do for our spouses, kids and families, while also managing the household, volunteering for the school, trying to stay in great shape, be healthy and look good, and for many of us, working full-time. And, I can tell you with great certainty that like most moms, I, too, run myself ragged on a number of occasions trying to be all things to all people in order to fulfill my own crazy notion of what it means to be a ‘super mom’ and ‘super wife.’