On Turning 10

I recall June 1, 2007, very vividly. The first day! I had one client project, was using Hotmail and my home desktop computer, and was simultaneously thrilled and terrified that I’d driven home from an office for the last time the day before.

The words to describe my full realization that I’d received my last direct deposit paycheck aren’t really suitable for print!

Ten years and a few lifetimes later, I’m sitting in my office this morning with a reflective mind and a grateful heart.

In the last few days, I’ve been connecting with the leaders who have invited me into their organizations, their teams, and their personal leadership journeys. I’ll say it again: you inspire me every day with your courage to lead and to learn. I’m honored beyond measure by your trust and partnership.

It isn’t possible to write a concise post or a clever “top ten list” of all my lessons learned. (Yes, I tried.) At the core what I want to say is thank you. Thank you for connecting, commenting, sharing. It has mattered to me.

For anyone who’s just started or thinking about becoming a small business owner, I will offer this, a favorite quote: “If Plan A fails, remember the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay cool.”

With thanks,


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