Is it just me or does it seem like just last month we put away our Christmas trees? Time sure does fly. I’m not complaining here. I am VERY happy about the birds chirping and the warm sun shining…I am SO happy Spring has sprung! Just makes me realize the importance of savoring every fleeting moment…
I’m equally excited about all of the things just on the horizon and am eager to share them with you!
In the meantime, however, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the fabulous businesses we featured in April and the women behind them.
On April 2, I spoke with Leks Stanic, who is a personal trainer, model and the owner Consistently Persistent fitness in Franklin, TN. Check out our interview here. Here is one of my favorite quotes from our conversation:
“The idea of failing excites me because I know how far I’ve come. I made something from literally nothing – moved to Franklin 4 years ago with no equipment but a few bands and no clients and no connections. Now we’re celebrating 3 years at the studio with about 70 clients and bunch of equipment! So, I take chances. I like to fail. I LOVE to succeed but I also love the hard work that I put in because it feels great.”
April 9 brought us an interview with Michelle Froedge who is a rockin’ realtor. 🙂 Truly. Realtor by day, rockstar by night! Click here to see what Michelle had to say about entrepreneurship. I could relate to so many things Michelle shared, including this quote about success:
“You have to take a leap of faith. You have to be vulnerable. People are watching. They watch you succeed and they watch you fail. The problem is more people talk when you fail than when you succeed. We should change that. You will make mistakes, but you have to get back up and keep going. You are not the first and you won’t be the last so get over yourself and just do it!”
Kim Hollingshead, owner of Touchstone Title & Escrow, was the entrepreneur I spoke with on April 16th. You can see our interview here. Kim and I are involved with several community/business groups together and I just adore her energy about what she does. She shared some great insight about leadership:
“My guidelines for leading include setting people up for success, not failure. Making someone work on a task they find exceedingly difficult only makes that person feel insecure, inadequate, and shameful. Instead, give your team tasks for which they are well suited or that they are already accomplishing well.”
In our final week of April, we spoke with Darby Kemp, owner of Nashville-based Darby Cards. You must check out her work! I promise…her cards will make you giggle with glee! See what Darby had to say about entrepreneurship here. Like many of the entrepreneurs we’ve featured, Darby loves to give back to the community. And she uses her creativity to do so:
“Currently, we have a line of K-9 greeting cards. When a store buys them, 50% of the proceeds go back to help the animal shelter of their choice. The shelter we have been able to get involved with the most is Agape Animal Shelter, which is local to Nashville. At the end of the year, as we are blessed, we like to bless others. We have had the opportunity to give to several other charities throughout the years including Not For Sale, Ronald McDonald House, Curry Ingram Academy, Water Project, Brentwood Baptist, Mercy Corps and Operation Christmas Child.”
It’s such a blessing to know these women. I hope you go back and re-visit their words of wisdom.
May is shaping up to be a VERY powerful month…so come back again soon for more insight on business, network marketing, direct sales, productivity, etc. Plus, I’m excited to bring more fresh perspectives from another batch of entrepreneurs. Have a wonderful day, friends!