I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight that I stumble across on my journey. Please do share your thoughts with me – we learn and grow together and from each other as we collaborate to help women in business shine!
Book I’m reading:
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, by Daniel Pink. Scientific studies, humor and research come together in this book to help you determine when you are more productive: in the morning (a lark), at night (an owl), or somewhere in between (a third bird). Whatever your preference there are some important things you can do to maintain peak productivity:
- take scheduled and intentional breaks; 20 minute naps (aka nappuccino);
- be vigilant about procedures and desired outcomes before starting a task and reevaluating at midpoint.
Interestingly our lives also fall into specific time patterns and middle age is a great time to evaluate and recalibrate.
I would love to hear your thoughts about the book here.
If you’re interested in delving into it this book more, I invite you to HERbookChats … I’ll put you on the list.
Meetings I’m attending:
I just facilitated a work/life and team building retreat for a group of women. If you know me even just a little bit, you know that it’s one of my favorite things to gather a group of women in business and uncover creative solutions for what they have going on … and even better, to create connections, and best of all, to inspire and push each other to constant and consistent improvement!
If you are ever in South Florida and are looking for a perfect retreat setting, consider The Kampong. I’m a big believer that settings are as important as the work you are doing. The good news is that you can easily create (even within the confines of a windowless office) a setting that is relaxing and inspiring. Shift your mood and shift your life.
When was the last time you took your team on a retreat? Magic happens when you’re thinking creatively in an inviting and inspirational setting!
Ideas I’m Noodling…
Love this quote and it gave me pause… substitute the word storm with challenges and it gives a whole new perspective on lessons and the grace in accepting the storm/challenge as something to learn from. What storms are you facing? Can you reframe those into good things that may give you new options? New markets? New contacts?
Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Conversations Podcast I caught a recent one where Oprah has a conversation with actresses Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling who open up about their distaste for the word “likeable,” which they interpret as being defined in our culture solely through the male perspective. Especially inspirational was how they discuss why they have devoted their careers to creating and playing characters that are “relatable” instead, exploring “the full spectrum of female behavior.
… I invite you to take a peek at the new look for our website. Please visit wbdc.info — I’d love to hear your thoughts! Your website should not be stagnant, content should be added, tweaks made based on analytics of your pages’ performance … It’s always a work in progress and a labor of love to create a result that YOU find useful! What I especially love? It’s much more interactive and all of our great resources are easier to find.
I’m also celebrating how we are using social media platforms seamlessly. Do you use social media channels as a part of your brand’s marketing strategy? What works best for you? Where do you get stuck? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts, tell me here.
When is the last time you looked at your website? Does it need to be refreshed? Do you have someone on staff or a consultant who is keeping your public face up to date and relevant?