Posts Tagged ‘business’

Where I’ve been…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I last posted on this site! The past two years have been eventful and not-so-eventful simultaneously.

Very long story…let me sum up.

Two summers ago I was working as CFO of Destiny Image and Publisher of Sound Wisdom. At the end of that summer, I had the opportunity to step into the President role of the newly formed parent company, Nori Media Group.

What a roller coaster ride. Nori Media Group is a family-owned business primarily in the rapidly changing industry of book publishing.

I dove in with grandiose visions of transforming the company into a conglomerate making 10x the sales and profit.

Last summer (less than a year in) I found myself extremely discouraged that the transformation hadn’t taken place yet!

The role of company president has taught me huge lessons about myself, my relationships, my abilities, my potential, my passions. And I’m still learning. Maybe even more now than two years ago!

This year I hit a point where I was forced to re-evaluate my priorities. I was allowing my JOB to take over my life–not just my time–my energy, my emotions, my vision of the future. I literally HAD to take a step back to recognize the other dimensions of my little world.

So one of the passions that I’ve recently reconnected to is the topic of money. Financial freedom is an area of interest I’ve had for MANY years. Especially the lifestyle that financial freedom allows. By reprioritizing and making sure I invest time for those people, things and experiences that give me joy, life is better.

I’ve started sharing some of those stories and tips at http://financialfreedomblueprint.com.

After re-evaluating and revising my schedule, I am still active as president of Nori Media Group. I still see the potential to 10x that company. Book publishing is changing–there are even more formats and channels to get important messages to the audiences that most need them.

I’ll do better at staying connected going forward. Connect with me on social media or sign up for the email at http://financialfreedomblueprint.com. Thanks for caring.

Book Review Tuesday: It’s Not About You

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

It's Not About You bookThe eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Go-Giver released today.  No sophomore slump for Bob Burg and John David Mann!  If possible, It’s Not About You is even better than The Go-Giver!  I had listened to the audio version of The Go-Giver on iTunes and loved it!  Naturally, I had to download It’s Not About You as soon as it was available–today.  And I had to listen to it as soon as I could–lunchtime and this evening.  I went with Audible this time.  Great job Bob and John reading your book!  The feelings always come through better when authors do their own reading.

Tons to learn from this book.  Written in a story format, It’s Not About You focuses on a young man named Ben.  Throughout the story, Ben learns five Keys to Legendary Leadership…

1. Hold the Vision

2. Build your People

3. Do the Work

4. Stand for Something

5. Share the Mantle

These five keys as well as a pile of one-liner supporting points have given me a week’s worth of material to ponder and begin to implement.   Living a life of character sometimes seems to run counter to good business.  Books like this illustrate how business done right can look.  If you haven’t read Burg/Mann, this is a great one to start with.  If you have read Burg/Mann, you know you need this book.

 

I am the Mutant?!

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

I work for a Christian book publishing company.  I’m in charge of the finance department.  Because of my background in accounting, several of my coworkers suggested that I watch Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

The accountant in this fun little movie can’t see the magic that takes place all around him.  In an ironic twist, the mutant accountant ends up helping the new owner of the emporium to see her own magic.

This is one of those movies that has educational value slipped in throughout.  Here’s what I took away… In spiritual matters, I am the mutant.  I have great difficulty seeing the magic since I can’t seem to make the logical leap to faith.  The irony in my situation is that from the business side I see more potential, magic if you will, than any of the owners see.  I hope I’ll be able to help them see the magic in themselves and ultimately the tremendous potential of the company.

If you haven’t seen Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, check it out.  If you have seen it…what hit you?