I was honored to be interviewed by HP’s 367addisonavenue.com almost exactly a year ago. We talked about Startup Princess and Doodads Promotional Products.
You can find the interview here.
A year later, here are some interesting observations:
1. I was criticized for saying the phrase, “pile of crap”. I totally agree that it’s less than lady-like, and at the time didn’t realize I had said it. I said it in reference to Life Balance. She asked me what I thought about it and I was honest in my own words. Insightful question #1: What are the limits on the things you SHOULD and SHOULDN’T say publicly, even if you say them privately?
2. I was then, and always will be, a serial entrepreneur. Since the article I’ve added a full speaking and consulting business to my Startup Princess and Doodads Promotional Products Businesses. Insightful question #2: How much is too much? Do you think it’s possible for someone to be able to successfully run 3 businesses?
3. Lately, I’ve been marveling at this thing called the internet. It’s amazing that I can do what I love while my children play in the background (well, I can’t speak while my children play in the background, but you catch my drift). Insightful question #3: How does the internet effect what you do today? If the internet did not exist, would your job exist?
4. Just as HP’s humble beginnings where in the garage of 367 Addison Avenue we all have our own launching pad. I credit my friend Karen for making me take a marketing class with her in High School (at the time I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher). If it weren’t for her, and that class that flipped a switch for me at the age of 17, I wouldn’t be here. Insightful question #4: What are your humble beginnings, or humble RE-beginnings?
How’s that for a motivational Monday? Sometimes a quick look back can help us root in a foundation that can move us forward. I love looking back to see how far I’ve come.
To a great week!