I'm thankful that I have good health and energy because April was full of events that required me to run non stop. I had also just come back from my road trip out to the midwest where, along the way, I stopped in Louisville to meet with Sheri Rose and her wonderful staff at the Thrive Center, Inc. If you happen to go to this lovely city, call ahead for an appointment and see what's on display (my Essential Awakenings™ Smell and Memory Kits, for example)! The Thrive Center is a new concept space that showcases products and innovations for senior living and generally, most of us hope to be able to live a long thriving life as seniors, so think about your future!
1) Essential Awakenings™ exhibited at American Occupational Therapy Association - AOTA2018 in Salt Lake City (It was a great experience meeting OT professionals and presenting my product to them in a conference area. Kudos to these professionals who do great work to help others! 2) It is my goal to give a smelling session when I go on trips, so I gave an Essential Awakenings™ session at The Wentworth at Parklane (Salt Lake City) where 5 lovely women enjoyed the smells of mint, chocolate and lilac! 3) A Filming and interview for an Italian website at River House. I can't wait to see the outcome of this video and to spread the awareness of The Scent Guru Group's raison d'être in Europe. 4) Exhibiting at Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. My audience was larger than expected, and I hope that the exhibit will also bring more awareness to the importance of my kits. 5) I gave my first Essential Awakenings™ smelling and training session for Bridges by EPOCH at Norwalk. What a joy to add another client to my growing list of memory care communities! 6) I joined a growing list of individuals as a "Dementia Friend" here in Greenwich, CT. Thank you to Lori Contadino, Director of Greenwich Commission on Aging for starting this important initiative in our town. 7) Interview with an author for her upcoming book to be published soon on "Giving Back". 8) Was featured in Lesley Jane Seymour's Covey Club newsletter 9) Invited to 1490 WGCH to talk with Osborn Home Care's Michelle Thomas (thanks go to Laurie Canning Pensiero!)
May will be another big month of activities so please follow me on Facebook, and visit my website often for more news!
So what's on the schedule for May? More about that by the end of the week!🌿
I am indulging in the aroma and flavor of chocolate today because it's my daughter's birthday and her favorite treat is chocolate. The photo is of young Claire in a Signal Toothpaste ad in France that is connected to a special memory of chocolate, and how chocolate helped her have more confidence and trust in the ad agency crew who hired her as a model for the ad.
I often use metaphors when I write and since baseball was a big part of my childhood growing up, I like to use terms from this sport in my storytelling. As a rookie entrepreneur and small business owner, I admit it has been a challenge to get to 3rd base but it will be even tougher to reach home plate and I'd rather run there, versus walk. Being a small business owner has its good and bad points: The good ones are that we can forgo some of the multiple layers of management to make decisions because there is one clear goal and no politics involved. More often than not, the key to a smooth launch is the ability to pull the right talent together to make a great team. On the other hand, the downside is that we suffer from the lack of economies of scale and have to pay to play--usually all up front-- before any production lines get the "go" sign. Whether you are a small or big business, there will always be some hiccups along the way. For me, there were just a one or two foul balls, and some curve balls that went array, but my glove fits