In numerology, 9 is the number of “completion”. It is the end of a cycle and therefore the beginning of a new one. Maybe that’s why September, the ninth month of the year, not only means the end of summer but can feel like the real beginning of the new year. The kids enter a new grade and there’s the hope of new beginnings for us all. New leads, new connections, and new possibilities for success. But what does success look like? Is it finite? In this week’s video, Kelsey Ramsden tackles this subject. Using her own story as well as many others, she talks about how reaching our success goals can often bring feelings that surprisingly, may not be positive. It can amplify the issues we thought it would fix, and leave us unsettled. The necessity and connection between endings and new beginnings, and the discomfort that comes with them is demonstrated over and over again in nature. This is beautifully illustrated in the new film recently released on Apple TV, ‘The Biggest Little Farm’. It documents the seven-year process of a couple trying to create a bio-diverse, self-sustaining farm. It is an inspiring journey that acts as a metaphor for anyone trying to grow a new business. So maybe success isn’t one thing or a singular destination. Maybe like each new year, it’s just the gateway to new challenges, new opportunities, and the possibility always of something “more”; not yet defined but necessary as we constantly evolve. As we complete the first year of growing the ‘She’s on Top’ community we can say that our original idea about how and what we are doing has changed in ways we could never have imagined. We still haven’t figured it out, and maybe we never will. And maybe that’s a good thing. Perhaps success is not achieving the goal, or reaching the destination. It’s the ability to enjoy the ride.
Jessica and Tracy
On our channel
Kelsey Ramsden had been named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year more than once. She has reached the “top of the mountain”, only to find herself overwhelmed with the desire to hide under her desk. In this candid interview, she shares her thoughts on the mythology of success and how it can feel more like a trap than the freedom we might expect. She also talks about why women make great entrepreneurs, and shares her tips and insights on the importance of defining success on your own terms.
What’s inspiring us
The Biggest Little Farm is a stunning documentary recently released on Apple TV. It follows the seven-year journey of Molly and John’s dream to create a self-sustaining, bio-diverse farm. Beautiful, funny, heart-breaking and incredibly inspiring, there are so many lessons here for anyone creating a business or trying to make any dream a reality. When you get to the end of this captivating tale all you’ll want to do is hit the play button and watch it all over again.
We recently shared a “LinkedIn Latte”, with our ambassador Shelly Elsliger. Shelly is an advocate for using LinkedIn to empower women online. In this interview, she shares how a moment of disempowerment as a younger women inspired her to create “LinkedIn in High Heels”, a platform she uses to educate and connect women on LinkedIn.
On the blog
In this week’s blog, Kelsey Ramsden talks about how “to get back to business and get some sh*t done.” You’ll want to check out her fantastic tips on how to get motivated again. It’s a must read to get you back on track.
Described by Inc. magazine as “The Porsche of Podacsts”, WorkLife with Adam Grant was one of the most downloaded shows of 2018. Tackling everything from how to love critiscism to the creative power of misfits, it’s the must listen to podcast for top players in business. And it’s fun!
Todays LinkedIn tip by Shelly Elsliger is about how to create 3 anchor links. Under your Contact Info, LinkedIn gives you the option to link to a website or blog. But by default, the text that shows in your profile is the extremely dull “Blog” or “Website.” Anyone visiting your profile has no clue where they’ll end up if they click on it. Want to use your actual brand or business name? You can! Here’s a simple little trick…Read more
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