Last weekend, my husband and I had a long chat about the impact of my “business owner life” on him and our family. It’s a requirement for us because the impact of my entrepreneur life almost took out our marriage (twice).
Today, news reports announced that unemployment in the travel industry has hit a whopping 51%. That means more than half of the hospitality industry’s 15.8 million jobs have been wiped out in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 crisis. So. If there was ever a time for you to “check on your friends,” now is the time. And, when you ask them how they are doing, patiently wait for an answer. Then, follow up.
Each ascension is just like the first time. The doubts are louder. The room is bigger, the risk is greater, the responsibility is heavier.
Recently, I felt quite alone. — Not that “alone feeling” you get because you are in the house by yourself. — I’m talking about the “I feel like I am walking this entrepreneurship journey by myself and no one understands what I’m going through.” Do you know what I’m talking about? I think everyone does. So, here are some recommendations for combatting that feeling.
We often hear about people giving up sweets or TV or (gasp) coffee for Lent. The sacrifice is important, but lent is also a time of self reflection. This time of year, I find myself asking, “What can I do to live a better life or better yet, what can I do to make this world a better place?”
If your business is like mine, your workload slows down during the last two weeks of December. So, you may have a little extra time to get your personal life back on track. Check out these five personal tasks or projects that you can complete while your business is slow.
You try to keep a positive outlook and a “stiff upper lip” when your work is criticized or you don’t book a job or you don’t win an award. But, it’s hard! So, here are five practical tips to help you stop taking things personally at work and in life.
In the spring of 1995, I had the honor of leading the conference and meetings department for a small non-profit association. It was a pretty big deal and an exciting time for me, but it was an incredibly stressful time for me too. You see, I started to quietly believe that I didn’t deserve this new job — I became afraid that my new boss was going to see my work and start to think she made a mistake by hiring an “imposter” or a “fraud.”
Hey there trailblazer!
I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.
When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.
Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!
Love and Soul Always, Kawania
Popular Business Post
5 Rules for Keeping Your Business Cash Flowing
Popular Personal Post
Three Things My Husband Taught Me About His Life As An Entrepreneur’s Spouse