Have you ever wanted to step away from your business life and find refreshment, community and new awareness of your perspectives? Melinda Emerson, the Smallbizlady, has created such a place for small business entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and experienced folks in business. Melinda, who faced a reinvention of herself after her world as a television producer and later her own production company came to a different space during a high risk pregnancy, brings the proposition “What do you need to learn to reinvent your life to one that engages your definition of personal success?” The question brings depth to the premise of the topic. “What is success to each one of us”
A field of branding, social media, and small business experts, a room of engaged hearts and minds, magic began in the opening dialogue by Melinda. MC Trevor Otts has a way of bringing energy to a space and an encouraging presence to own your space as he engaged the audience to share their stories and ask their questions. It’s always going to be a worthwhile experience when you bring in current specialist who function at expert level in many realms to a place of sharing their perspective on beginning strong. The shared stories of their own mistakes, lessons, and focus created the esprit de corp that energizes one to risk becoming and the energy of the room continued to buzz. As we all know, but often seem to forget, our perceptions of our options in life greatly affect our opportunities to engage what is before us.
Reinvention Weekend has a quality of community that folks gathered from all over the country uniquely bring to a conversation. The focus was becoming, in some cases beginning or beginning again. The expectation was engagement and the climate one that allowed for owning your strengths and sharing your mistakes. Authenticity is a beautiful thing in a room of emerging professionals and the engagement was high. Ms Emerson is a powerful moderator and her personal energy is engaging, encouraging and educational. She is indeed working to end small business failure by bringing her A game and her A team to entrepreners who are willing to grab the golden ring for experience.
My experience from the inside and the outside of #ReinventionWeekend was one of panel member, breakout leader as well as an internal perspective as a strategist for Ms Emerson’s works. It was a rare opportunity to see and experience the harvest of Ms Emerson’s personal and professional work and to see just how facilitative her efforts to support small business owners success, and it.was.good. The weekend flew by, the energy consistently high, and much wisdom and sage practices were shared. My personal takeaways will take a few days still to process. What a privilege to watch this group and I personally can’t wait to be a part of her larger launch as #ReinventionWeekend begins at an ever expanding encounter again next year!
More on the team of experts in the next few weeks!