I’m always flattered when other aspiring entrepreneurs ask to sit down with me, and I absolutely love hearing about other people’s small businesses (it’s one of my favourite things about my work).
Although, as far as invites to “grab a coffee” go, I much prefer TWIC Member’s Jeremy Hoffmann‘s Not Coffee, a green juice, and organic tea … I’ll even serve the tea when meeting at my office! Unfortunately, there are simply not enough hours in the day to sit down with everyone I need and want to … I am all about saying YES … but there is a cost to every YES!
Many people asking to “chat” are trying to decide whether Borden Communications can help their business (thank you for your consideration), and many simply want my advice, or to “pick my brain”. Conversations like these are actually a professional service that I offer, which is why (after years of saying “yes”), I no longer take unofficial meetings, the exception, of course, being the extensive pro-bono work I do and the work I put in sitting on boards, and everything I can do for TWIC to grow and thrive.
I do welcome you to click around the Borden website to help you understand a little bit more what we do and how we do it or connect with me on LinkedIn where clients and collaborators have written about their experience working with me. Also … I answer all my emails, texts, and social media messages. And … I am present in TWIC every day, and on Wednesdays at noon EST, I am live for questions and conversations every week.
I look forward to sharing time with you whether it’s about Better Business or Wellness Intelligence (or both!).
I wish you the best in all of your ventures and look forward to supporting you in all of the ways possible … this is one of the very reasons that Megan and I host TWIC! I hope you say yes to a lot, but always value yourself and your talents enough to not give your services and time away without consideration. Continue to be fearless, to connect with others, continue to start and participate in conversation, and know that you are making a difference.
Here’s to doing good work on our own, but also together. We are better together!
If you’re looking for entrepreneurial inspiration, try reading any of our posts in the Better Business Topic here in TWIC.