By: Kathy Kent Toney, CEO & Founder of Kent Business Solutions
Whew, what a week it has been! A LOT of effort goes into launching a new book, but it’s definitely been worth it.
And Michael Cantu and I are excited to announce that our book, No-Nonsense Digital Transformation, ranked as the #1 New Release and #2 Best Seller in Information Technology on the first day! We're pretty pumped!
Now I can rest a bit.
Ah, but wait, I have a newsletter and blog to create, and it’s Friday night at 6:00 pm. What do I do now?
Well, I’m going to try something different this time since no tips nor lessons learned (that I typically write about) are coming to mind. Instead, I’ve decided to write a free flow of consciousness from this brain of mine to yours. I'm not even sure what words will come out as I type this, so this could prove interesting—for you and me!
One thing I do know—my heart is overflowing with gratitude. I am truly a blessed woman. I recorded a podcast today, and the host asked me what I'm grateful for on my entrepreneurial journey. It got me thinking--
First, I've had so many people who have helped me out on this book journey and my whole entrepreneurial journey, in general. There have been quite a few lean times over the past seven years of Kent Business Solutions being in existence. Thankfully, I’ve had so many coaches, mentors, referral partners, and colleagues that have been my cheerleaders. I'm grateful for all of them, some of whom are reading this now. Without all of their help, I'd probably be working a 9-to-5 job, which is not my cup of tea anymore!
I'm also grateful for the personal growth I've experienced over the last seven years. One thing I do know, I’m not the same person I was when I first started. I’m more confident, grateful, wiser, and now I’m having the time of my life! It’s certainly not been an easy journey, but I wouldn't change anything. The lean and challenging times of being an entrepreneur can either make you or break you, and you can get better or bitter. I've chosen the upside, and it's made all the difference in the world!
Finally, I’m grateful for meaningful work that challenges me every day to be my best self and help others in the process. Helping others is what life’s about, and I’m thankful I have the opportunities to do just that.
So, that’s where I’m at tonight, at 6:40 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021. I hope you enjoyed my stream of consciousness from my brain to yours!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’ll leave you with this one question:
What are you grateful for in your life?
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