Updated: May 11
An Entrepreneurial story rarely, if ever, begins with filing paperwork to start a business. Rarely, if ever, does someone leap from a salaried job, to filing to establish a non-profit paperwork. I’m Elise with Woodworth Enterprises LLC and last week, I had the distinct pleasure of hosting the virtual ReBlue Conference. The topic was Freedom, Excellence, and Entrepreneurship. Freedom, the ability to choose your own path, not to be weighed down by stress, bad finances, health problems, or any other negative force out there. Excellence, to excel at what you put your mind to weather that is a new job, a new company, a new non-profit, a new hobby, or passion And Entrepreneurship. Taking that freedom and quest for excellence and turning it into a profitable fulfilling adventure. The 7 speakers’ joined participants from across the nation to share their stories of success, motiving and inspiring everyone.
I feel like I got the best seat in the house! Not only did I get to work with speakers preparing their presentations, I got to interact with each one as they shared their stories. No two stories were the same, the outcome wasn’t either, but all of the speaker’s found freedom, achieved excellence, and have become advocates of entrepreneurship.
I was going to share the top 3 things I learned, but I couldn't pick just three, so here are 10 take away ideas for you to reflect upon.
Don’t be afraid to set boundaries, or to break them.
Trust, and surround yourself with, professionals. It is okay to delegate to them.
Building a legacy is more than money, but also about passing down the can-do attitude to the next generation
Things don’t always go to plan and overcoming obstacles is a mindset that can help in business, and life.
Create, and stick to a budget and financial plan, so you can have freedom later in life.
There is always time to work on a side hustle, or next career.
“See something, say something” only works if you know what you are looking for. Education is the key to awareness.
Certifications are helpful to winning contracts, but you still have to put the time in to applying for them.
No matter what technology you use, it will never be able to replace a good process.
Sharing a vision with a third-party mentor or network of like-minded people is invaluable.
If you missed it, but would like to view the recording, put a comment below, or send me an email. I hope to see you join me for the next conference! In the meantime, I wish for you the freedom to strive for excellence, and success in entrepreneurship, or wherever life takes you!