Taking the leap...
Wow, it’s been just over 1 full year since I have taken the leap into the unknown; off the cliff without a net.
Having a secure job with a great paycheck was what I thought was right for me. I was providing for my family in the way I believed was necessary: Contributing to the day-to-day expenses, having that extra money to splurge on that yearly vacation, doing a little spontaneous shopping and putting away for the kids’ college.
Reflecting back on that time, I realize I was only checking the boxes and was pretty unhappy. I was in a job that I did not like. I didn’t like it, because it wasn’t challenging, I wasn’t growing anymore, the company was stagnated, the culture was even worse, and I was giving them more of me than I was giving to my family. I would leave my house at 7:30 AM and get home at 6:30-7:30 PM. I missed birthdays, school plays, holidays etc.… I could grasp missing some of those milestones if I loved what I was doing, but I didn’t.
So, with the support of my husband & trust of some amazing colleagues of mine, I took that leap. Earlier I mentioned that I leaped without a net. What I realize now is that I do have a net; I have a network of some pretty incredible people in my life that I have been building for over 20 years. It is because of their trust and support that I have been able to embark on this journey of living a fulfilled life where I am challenged every day by supporting my clients’ needs. I am continuously motivated to work with them and provide them with the solutions they need to help them achieve their goals. I’m thankful for the diversity of projects and clients I’ve had, and most importantly, I am grateful for the work-life balance this journey is providing for me and my family. I couldn’t do this without setting goals and creating a plan. Thank you Lisa Hart Consulting for giving me the big picture thinking and tools that I need to help develop my plan.
As for my net that I’ve leaped into, a.k.a. Network of incredible people and companies, I want to say THANK YOU for believing in me…
On Air Sales & Marketing, LLC – your business is like non-other, when it comes to bringing products into QVC, establishing relationships within those walls and setting your clients up for success, you are simply the best. You always go above and beyond and it shows in your accomplishments. I am proud to be working alongside you on some of these endeavors.
On Air Direct, Inc. – I see why you are the go-to source when it comes to warehousing, distribution and fulfillment. Whether it’s for a huge conglomerate or a small start-up, your professionalism, attention to detail, technology and service automatically lead to success. I am amazed by your ability to handle the mass distribution of thousands of skus at once while not losing focus on your drop ship orders that require onesie and twosie orders. This attention to detail is evident in your constant expansion of warehouse square footage.
Resident Theatre Company - What an incredible year we’ve had! It has been a true honor to serve you during your journey from small idea to local phenomenon. From planning fundraising parties to creating marketing campaigns that helped sellout the inaugural mainstage run of Spamalot. We have connected with Chester County’s finest through media sponsorships with Greater Philadelphia publications: Main Line Today, Fig Industries, Vista.Today.com & County Lines Magazines. Plus, we forged great partnerships with West Chester BID, Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Chester County Chamber or Business & Industry and Main Line Chamber of Commerce – To see all of these organizations come together to support Professional New York Theatre in Chester County has been an amazing experience. Congratulations for winning The Best of the Main Line and best of luck at this year’s Barrymore awards.
Nobowl – It has been exciting to witness how you are helping cats become healthier and happier around the globe. I know this brand is on to amazing things in your future. I’m looking forward to the next QVC airing when we will knock it out of the park. Congratulations on your new partnership with the @76ers Innovation Lab. It’s doesn’t get much cooler than that!
cipE – The future is ours!! I’m looking forward to the innovation and cool products we will be bringing to market.
3rd ROE Media/ My BTFF – You have been incredible partners in this dream we are pursuing. I know we are on the verge of amazing things, from story development to new product assortments and building a digital gaming environment. This time is so exciting to be embarking into the children’s sector with so many awesome platforms to utilize from traditional to innovative platforms. “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great” T.H.
And to all of my clients, I know we have only just scratched the surface together and we have lots more to do! Thank you again for such an exciting year and being the net I needed for my leap off the cliff.