These past few months, since the new year actually, has been crazy busy. I can't complain, it's all wonderful stuff, but boy do I see a need for helping businesses grow and succeed even more than ever.
Let's first get you through the goings ons around HoM Consulting. We have grown more than 100% in the last 6 months and I'm so excited about that. I'm excited that I have brought on new team members that include writers, developers and even a right hand in day to day that keeps things going and everyone on track.
We've reorganized our financial platforms, updated our website and introduced so many new tools and platforms that we can now offer our clients. It was a lot of work, but it all needed to be done to make sure we are set up to succeed as we grow. I get first row seats to businesses growing and not being equipped for it and things take a turn. I wanted to make sure I had a grip on every detail with our growth.
Not only are there exciting things happening with HoM Consulting, but I have also started my first Networking Group, a franchise, called Fuck Up Nights. I'm ecstatic about the premise of this group and really believe that we can learn a lot from each other's failures. Look for our first event happening at the end of May. We are in search of some amazing speakers, so if you're interested, fill out our Google Doc to have an opportunity to share your story.
I'll be traveling a lot in the next few months, first stop Vegas where the artisitic director of my Troupe will be competing at a national event, Viva Las Vegas. I'll be joining her and cheering her on. From there we drive to Big Bear and Los Angeles, California. I have a lot of business meetings setup but plan on getting in some fun time with my family as they are all flying out to enjoy a house on the lake in Big Bear.
I'm back in PA for a week to turn around and then fly out to Nice, France where I'll be spending 10 days in Cannes for the Cannes Film Festival 2018. I will be assisting with a few events and more meetings and connections being formed.
So you're saying, what's the point to any of this? I made a promise to myself going into this year that I would not turn down opportunities presented to me. This is exactly what I'm doing. I've found that in the past I've turned so many opportunities down because I thought I was too busy or just lame excuses altogether. I have asked myself why? Most of the time it made no sense and I would regret it after the fact. 2018 I made myself two goals, jump on opportunities presented and make the most out of them.
I now look at the opportunity presented to me and see how I can make this valuable. This value doesn't have to be something business related at all or even bring in money or success in business. There are even more personal aspects to these opportunities than there ever has been. I spent my life tending to people, I was a mom at an early age and married twice. Now it's time to begin to fulfill some of my own personal wants and needs in life.
Ok, why am I sharing this? I do think that this was a big piece missing from me, being able to be the best businesswoman and partner with businesses. I feel much more rounded out in my perspectives and in my wants and needs. Bottom line, I'm ready to take on the world, one, two or three opportunities at a time! I suggest you do the same. Look at those opportunities that present themselves and see how you can make them work without all the excuses you may tell yourself.