I love this inspiring article by my friend and colleague Jennifer Bourn of Bourn Creative. I love it for a few reasons – the simplicity of the message, the passion for the love of what we do, the setting of goals for your business or work life, and finally the work-life balance of getting away and having fun in the outdoors and Lake Tahoe. And we all know how great exercise is (https://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/have-fun-exercising-and-prevent-cancer/). Finally, I just love the picture! Awesome!
Last week was an incredible (and busy) week. It started with my trip to LA for the Platinum networking and mastermind retreat for Ali Brown’s Millionaire Protege Club. I was joined by 49 other entrepreneurs to work ON our businesses and our mindsets for two days and the experience was intense. I set some pretty brazen goals for myself and had a few personal ah-has that will result in some business adjustments too!
After LA, the family headed up to Lake Tahoe for a long weekend.
We rented a very cute house right outside Tahoe City and we’re having a blast! Yesterday we took on a 16-mile bike ride from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley and back. The weather was gorgeous, sunny, and warm … and there is still snow ALL OVER!
I’ll be honest. The ride (with my kindergartener on the back of my bike) was a little overly-ambitious. I haven’t really worked out much in the past two years and it kicked my butt! At one point, I was exhausted and wasn’t sure I was going to make it back to Tahoe City … but during the ride I started thinking about how much this experience parallels some of what we go through in business.
As we move forward, we go over little bumps and small hills; we hit potholes; and have to work hard to make it to the top of some large mountains… But we do it. We continue to push forward and we push ourselves even when we want to quit because we LOVE what we do – and the end result is so much better than we imagined.
So remember… When you feel like giving up or moving on, don’t! Downshift your gears, and keep on pedaling. You may be moving slower, but with each turn on the pedal you’re moving closer to your goal.
By Jennifer Bourn
|About the Authors: Jennifer and Brian Bourn owners of Bourn Creative, a Sacramento web design company, help established businesses build beautiful, feature-rich, custom WordPress websites and blogs, design powerful, personal brands, and help their clients learn to leverage their website and blog to attract more clients than they ever thought possible.|
Here is the link to this great article http://www.bourncreative.com/lessons-from-16-mile-ride-tahoe-city-to-squaw-valley. Be sure to check out Jennifer’s site if you have a need for a wordpress website and awesome branding work. I’ve seen some of the work she’s done and I’m super-impressed!