The other day I had lunch with a potential client. Conversation was good. It was fluent, intriguing and down right candid. I knew immediately this was the making of a strong partnership. And not because the client had purchased lunch, (however big bonus points) but rather their ability to be completely vulnerable.
Marketing is saying the same thing over and over. Beyond that, if you haven’t already read Donald Miller’s book “Building A Story Brand,” well, there’s no easy way to put this - you’re missing out. Our hope for you by the end of this read is to generate a sense of #FOMO, Fear. Of. Missing. Out. Good news, we’ll go ahead and spoil a few of our favorite overarching themes, that has literally made all the difference in our messaging.
Welcome to the Gray Corner, a blog about entrepreneurship, youth in education, community and creative disruption. Aja Price here. Founder and Lead Strategist of Notably Gray.
Lover of nostalgic hip hop, red wine enthusiast and advocate of all things related to women in business and youth in education. As a grown adult, I often find myself entertaining the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Is it socially okay to say, I don’t really know? Even at the age of 30?
In all of our content creation and holiday perusing, we came across this little gem. “Ring the Alarm <to be said in Beyonce’s voice!> April 23rd is National Take A Chance Day. It got us thinking. Why is there only one day dedicated to “taking a chance?” We get it, opportunities come in all sizes. But don’t we take chances each day? Especially for all of the badass business women we know, isn’t this something that’s inherent?
Fryaands, kicking off April with Stress Awareness Month. First, can we pause and let the fact that it’s April soak in - where does the time go? Next, as a new business owner, this month was incredibly taxing, ha. Pun 100% intended. And we found ourselves asking, “What in the Uncle Sam,” happened this month.
This week calls for a celebration. It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and whether you’re a new business or a seasoned one, take time to revel in the fact that you’re doing something that requires incredible courage.
And for that reason alone, we thought it’d be an opportune time to walk you through a “day in the life” of an entrepreneur, and bust some myths along the way.