The other morning, I was walking through our beautiful garden at transform GSO to get to my office at Lewis. It had been a frustrating week — lots of little glitches in the road — printer problems, internet problems, parking problems. It just felt like everything was a problem. As I walked by our little patio area, I saw that the morning glories had, overnight, taken over one of the chairs, and my first thought was “ugh! now the morning glories are taking over the garden — one more problem.” About 15 minutes later, as I was sitting at my computer, probably being frustrated by something in an email, one of our members posted a photo of the morning glory chair and reveled in the beauty of it.
I was stopped in my tracks. I had become so focused on the problems of my week, I couldn’t see anything other than that. As I sat there thinking how our member only saw the beauty, while I could only see the problem, I began to ask myself how that got in the way of my creativity, my appreciation, my ability to move our business forward. I was absolutely getting in my own way, which in turn was impacting the work I want to be doing in our community. How do you get in your own way? How can we better support each other to see the beauty, be grateful and move on from problems to succeeding in whatever we’re trying to build?
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Paper Chaser: Creating Financial Projections & Forecasts
Join us for this interactive workshop as we walk you through creating a financial forecast. Build a financial model spreadsheet that considers your product price points, production costs, overhead expenses, and cash balances. Meal provided. Laptop required.
Interested in growing your business? Attend the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Member Jumpstart Program and learn what the Chamber can do for you and your business. This is a great opportunity to make new business contacts, receive free educational training, and meet the Chamber staff. Member Jumpstart is held every fourth Monday, from 4:00 PM – 5:00p.