Sunday, February 22, 2009


They say that Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans… and it recently occurred to me that my life is happening through and alongside my business.

I became a business owner when I was 23 years old, and so much of my “growing up” intersected with the expansion of my business. On both the personal side of my life, and on the business side, I was learning lessons of financial responsibility, how to cultivate and maintain relationships, and the importance of enjoying the things you do with your time.

But what I’ve also realized is that when my personal life becomes bumpy, or my business life overly stressful (or vice-versa), the other “life” is impacted - sometimes severely - and over the past five years it’s happened with enough regularity that it seems to be a phenomena I can't overlook.

Many bloggers and workplace experts (myself included at one time), talk about the importance of balancing work and life, which BNet defines as, “the equilibrium between the amount of time and effort somebody devotes to work and that given to other aspects of life.” But what is it called when work and life are so interconnected that aspects of one most often affect the other?

Are others also experiencing this co-mingling of work and life? Is there any advice or opinions on this inter-connectedness? And does someone have a definition for it?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Here I Go...

There are three great pieces of advice I hear again and again… Do what you love. Write what you know. Why not blog?

What I know about is business – and I’m lucky enough to love most of what comes along with owning one. I also have a lot of thoughts about being an entrepreneur, and I learned how to write in J-School, so... here comes the blog.

At the age of 28, I’ve now been working for myself longer than I’ve worked for someone else – and I love the challenge, excitement and responsibility of owning a small business. Five years ago, I became an owner of my first company, BDI Events and two years later launched The Modern Concierge. Depending on the day, I serve as the CEO, COO, CFO, marketing director, HR manager, Fedex package signer, sales executive, board member and event planner. I also aim for a social life, and occasionally get to the gym.

Now I will add blogger to my list of roles – and I will publicly publish my thoughts and experiences about the business of entrepreneurship, and whatever else comes to mind. I hope you will follow my adventures– and share your thoughts, advice, and struggles. Here we go!

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