Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears Present

The Boss of You

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Running to Stand Still

June 11th, 2008 by Lauren · 1 Comment

Apologies for the quiet around here… We have the least original entrepreneur’s excuse ever: Work is very, very busy. We’re paying the piper a little bit at the moment, catching up on work we put off while we focused on book  promotions, and now we’re getting close to several deadlines that absolutely need to be met.

There are a couple of things I wanted to let you know about, though. One is our event next week in Victoria, BC — Emira’s hometown, and one of my favourite cities to visit due to its plethora of delicious restaurants, intensely walkable layout, and generally gorgeous and interesting population. We’ll be at the Silk Road Tea Company next Thursday, June 19, at 6:00 pm, to talk about the book, read a little, and talk shop. We always look forward to the discussion portion of these evenings, so please bring your business questions, entrepreneurial challenges, and ideas to share.

Silk Road Tea Company, for those who don’t know it, is a tea shop and spa in Victoria’s Chinatown that sells our favourite tea (Angelwater is the tea of choice here at the office), as well as aromatherapy products and spa services. It’s also owned by two Victoria women — yay!

In other news, Jenny Hart’s latest “Crafting a Business” column is up on Venus Zine, and it’s all about taking vacation, which couldn’t be more apt. We talk about the importance of taking time off in The Boss of You, and I’m excited that Jenny is doing her part to bust the stereotype of the workaholic business owner. Our world doesn’t need more people working themselves to death — we need more people creating workplaces that enhance their workers’ lives (and remember, you’re your best employee). The first couple of the tips are specific to home-based entrepreneurs, but most of them apply to all of us. And even those of us who do take vacation can benefit from a dose of Jenny’s clear-headed perspective… “Ask yourself these perspective-lending questions (I do this myself) if you’re feeling truly stressed and overwhelmed and can’t justify stopping or taking a break: Will someone starve, die, or be harmed if I don’t get this work done today? Will my business fail? Chances are the answer is no.”

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  • 1 Tea: Angelwater « Happy Sushi Belly // Jun 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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