This past weekend I visited Portland, Oregon for the first time. I was a guest speaker at the Lola Retreat, a bold money conference for bold women co-founded by my friend and business partner Melanie.
I didn’t know much about Portland other than Nike was based nearby and their motto was “Keep Portland Weird.” Well, they are winning at keeping it weird. I’ve visited a lot of cities and Portland might just top the most interesting list. I was only in Portland for 48 hours but it was enough to interact with a few locals, try a few bites, and explore.
As a busy entrepreneur and wife, reading is a form of self-care for me. I wanted to share a few books with you that I have read along my journey of life, entrepreneurship, and financial freedom.
Even the most confident individuals need occasional reminders of how capable we are. These are books that have reminded me of my power and / or put things into perspective.
I used to be the person who snickered at people who requested gluten-free options for the office pot-luck or when standing in line at a restaurant. This year I became that person after twelve years of thinking I suffered from IBS-D.
Let’s face it, the best training for entrepreneurship happens on the job. You can learn how to plan your sales funnels, finetune your customer acquisition journey, write brilliant copy, and design the hell out of your website, but there is very little out there that will prepare you for splitting your time between working so that you can feed your family and actually feeding your family.