Had you told me in the beginning that in six years I would be working from my office overlooking the ocean (because in that time we also moved to LA) or that one of my dearest friends and favorite co-workers would be working with me, I wouldn’t have believed you. In the beginning, I’m not sure how I thought things would shake out, or even that they would. I was just taking it one day at a time, trying to do something that allowed me to balance working and being a mom and a wife.
And now here we are.
I mentioned when I announced that Christine joined the team that I don’t really consider the first few years of the business as legit. I worked so part time and had no real clarity around what I was doing that it’s amazing I made any money at all…much less built a business.
By pure luck and stumbling and fumbling through every day and somehow ending up right side up, we are celebrating six years.
Six years of helping small businesses think like big businesses.
Six years of conferences, speaking engagements and blogging.
Six years of the roller coaster emotions that go along with being an entrepreneur.
Six years that I wouldn’t trade for an office job.
Six years that I’m proud of, even if some of them have been ugly.
I’m excited for the next six years. I expect more roller coaster emotions and wonder if I will ever have a year where I don’t doubt that I can actually do this…even while doing it. Regardless, it’s exciting.
I love what Christine and I have planned. I am so encouraged by all the work that is being done and the goals we have set for this business. I am thankful for clients who let me in to their world and trust me to handle programs and policies that focus on their most precious asset. I am forever grateful for their patience when I don’t always get it right.
More than anything though I love what I’m doing.
I’m proud of this niche we serve. The niche that is often forgotten in a race to serve big business.
So much more to come on this, but for now I’m just going to say Happy Anniversary to us. Here’s to another six years…