Originally, I told myself I would only use this blog as “strictly business”, but I’ve been thinking lately, perhaps it should be about more than that. After all, my work is about more than that.
On Thursday morning, I read this article, where the quote up there is from. I highly recommend reading this little gem. It’s an inspiring break from the news of the day. Personally, I enjoyed the image it painted. In a way, it answered many of the questions I’ve been asking myself lately.
I’ve been reading a book called “How Successful People Think” (thanks, Mom!) and one chapter is devoted to “The Bottom Line”. To my surprise, the author is clear that a bottom line might not be financial – and maybe should not be. That was a surprise to me. I put down the book and thought “What’s my bottom line?” I’m still thinking about that question.
As a business owner, and especially as an “army of one”, it’s easy to let financials, costs, and production realities overwhelm the true nature of the work. Coming across the pesto article and the “bottom line” idea just days apart were really serendipitous for me.
“I want to walk to work,” she said. “Barefoot.”
That seemed to be a great bottom-line statement, and for me, an inspiring one, worth keeping in mind, as I explore and reacquaint myself with my own values. Anyway, feel free to share any thoughts of interest to you on the topic, below…I’d love to hear them. Thanks for reading – have a great weekend. x S