Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fall Networking Cafe

Our fall Entrepreneur's Networking Cafe meetings have been diverse and productive. The September meeting had a small turnout, but it was great to meet as always. Whether sharing information, business ideas, or just catching up, the networking meetings are always enjoyable. The downtown coffee shop is a nice environment for meeting, but it wasn't the most convenient location. The November networking meeting had better attendance with entrepreneurs sharing and selling their products and services. The personal setting provided a great opportunity for networking.

In October I moved my home office from Sacramento to Elk Grove with all of the disorganization that goes with a move. I find that even with the best planning, sometimes life events cause me a sense of chaos temporarily. November brought a visit from family with two small children. The fun, the noise, the laughter, and the exercise reminds me that we all experience different joys and challenges to running a business or finding balance with our careers. While the new energy in our home gives birth to chaos and creativity, it also brings challenges to organization and productivity. It gives me the opportunity to put myself in someone else's shoes. So many of us are experiencing changes so quickly we may find it hard to start a business or career planning when we are in the middle of unexpected changes. With all of the transitions we experience by the day or week rather than by the decade as was more common in the past, it is more important than ever to have a "LifeWork Success Plan." 

I developed "LifeWork Planning Guides" to help us feel more confident about the quick decisions we often have to make. Even when life seems a bit crazy and chaotic, knowing your strengths and values helps you stay on track with the things that are important to you. Try the "Introduction to LifeWork Planning Guides" delivered to your email box each month. We will not contact you unless you request it and you can cancel at anytime. You are busy and so are we. No one wants information they don't need, but a brief spam free email can help you stay on track and prepare for the next exciting stage in your life.