Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Last year on February 29, Leap Day, I woke up to my journal and coffee feeling like I had been given a brand new start. An extra start if you will, above and beyond the typical and expected Beginnings of New Year’s Day, which frankly- for most of us- has long worn off by the time that February is ready to turn over it’s reins to spring.
And so there I sat, pen in hand, scribbling away at my wildest dreams when low and behold, from out of my pen came this sentence: I want to write. I want to use the medium of writing, which I love, to inspire others and to spread a message of hope and to teach the tools for others to live a blessed life utilizing the lessons I have learned.
And then this sentence: I think the best way that I could do this would be to use the medium of blogging to communicate with the largest audience in the shortest amount of time.
And then another thought, a little farther down: It’s Leap Day! What better day to leap into a new adventure! I will do it! I will leap into blogging this very day!
This is the story of how Life’s Little Inspirations came to be. I jumped…two feet first into a brand new world and never looked back.
The not-so-well thought out portion of this thought process was the sad fact that I had set myself up to only be able to celebrate our actual anniversary here every four years. So…I am picking March first as my celebration day. So…Happy Anniversary to my little Blog that grew and thank you to all of you who read, comment, email and supported me through this first year, especially those who have been with me from the beginning!
It has been an amazing growth opportunity that has challenged me, enlightened me and exposed me to a whole new world of friendships, ideas and new skills. It has also led to another wonderful opportunity that has been happening now behind the scenes for the past several months. One by one, I have been blessed to be able to work with some wonderful people who contacted me about coaching them in their business and personal endeavors. It didn’t start out to be the beginning of a new business at first, but it has grown into one, one person at a time as we have developed strategies and accountability guidelines to to help clients achieve their goals and dreams.
So this year, on March 1, 2009, I officially launched and jumped in full force to my new company, Inspired Coaching and Consulting, to take care of the clients who were gathering in my informal coaching business. In the first two official weeks, I have been very busy growing the business behind the scenes and putting together the documents and materials needed to launch a new company. Being a Business owner of Small businesses for the last twenty years has been very beneficial to the process, but still, every company needs its own well thought out business plan and mission and this is not something I take lightly! So we are moving step by step through the formal process while still taking care of the clients already on board.
What does that mean for Life’s Little Inspirations? Well, for the short term, it may mean a less prolific posting schedule while I work behind the scenes. However, within the next few months you will begin to see the beginning of the business merging with this website and more posts that will relate to running, managing and creating an inspired business or career. Of course there will still be plenty of posts in the other categories that you have come to expect as well.
To say I am excited about the success of this new adventure would be an understatement. I am flying high from the joy of being able to help people to live the lives they want to create. I am thrilled with the success that has already happened and I am looking forward to this new adventure just as much as I did starting this website a year ago.
A second area of growth that has been happening behind the scenes has been clients who have been hiring me to create writing projects over the last year. This year is already shaping up with wonderful opportunities to write dramatic scripts ( short or full -length) for non-profit groups, schools and business corporations. These scripts are custom created for each client’s specific needs, whether they be training purposes, teaching, or entertainment or a combination of them all. I am also available to hire actors, direct and produce the presentation of the drama for any organization if needed. These projects have been gaining momentum by word of mouth and have become a very pleasurable business outlet for my creative bug!
If you are interested in learning more about either of these opportunities, feel free to e-mail me and we can discuss how I can help you with your needs. Look for more information to follow as I blend the business and website together.
Thank you to all who have been here, supporting this new enterprise as this website has grown over this first year and who continue to support LLI as we move into our second year. One thing I believe with all my heart is that change is good. I am embracing these new horizons and can’t wait to share them in more detail as time goes on!
I have gone back to our first home at LLI and updated the blog. It now has a new name and new look. Go check it out and let me know what you think!