This post evolved as I wrote it over the past week or so and I learned, as I wrote it. It starts in one place and ends up in another. I should fix it so it tells one story, but I’m going to leave it as is. Consider it like we are having a conversation […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Founder’s Role Discussion
My friend Bernd Nurnberger sent this business model tool/bookand it was like a light turned on for me. I’ve been thinking a lot about how CCBL should work and what we are trying to accomplish. The Business Model Canvas tool guided me through thinking about each aspect of our business model. Very powerful stuff! Each […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This is a great book to read as I’m thinking about creating the best experience for people working with us (as staff, Business Owners and partners). The Table of Contents is a checklist to measure progress so here goes: How to be Likeable – most people would agree I’m a likeable person. I’ve been working […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Enchantment: the art of changing hearts, minds and actions by Guy Kawasaki
I have, what I think is a very cool idea for a new business I’m calling Repair-Share. I’ve put it out there and I’m talking about it to people. People are responding enthusiastically to the concept, but that is just the start. As I work on it and begin to develop the idea, I’m making […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Instigating a Business
I started a post this morning with a recap of progress this week. There’s quite a bit to say and as I was writing I realized how big each point could get. An hour or so in and it was messy, rambling and unfocused – still with a few gems but they were well disguised. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Just ask Seth and Mitch
Work is progressing nicely on the Welcome package for CCBL business owners. It’s an interesting exercise in understanding who we help the most, who loves our service, what expectations we have and what expectations we have had problems with in the past. This welcome package is helping me get clarity around what is important for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Three Days In – Progress
There are 100 days between today, 14 September and 20 December (the day I typically stop for the holidays (I am a mother of 4)). If I don’t do things differently, nothing will change and I want things to step up a notch here. Starting today I am doing one thing to move each of […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She tells of the transitions in her life – life was just beginning to be harried (only in North America), the start of Women’s Liberation and she sees her generation as the first to experience knowing more people than one can care for. My Reading Life by […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on August Reading
I’ve been writing this blog post for a few weeks now and it has bottle-necked any other post from coming along. Know what I mean? Today I read the Transitions are Tough post by Christine Gilbert on her blog Almost Fearless. She, her husband and their 18 mo baby are traveling the world. Something I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Change is Hard