Small Business

On confronting rejection and creating your own luck


I try to be as transparent as I can always about my experiences as an entrepreneur and business owner. As they always say, if it were easy, everyone would do it.

My discussion with the powerful, radiant, and, honey-voiced Elayne Fluker of "Support is Sexy" Podcast really pushed me to face my life as a solopreneur in a way I don't know that I had done before. Her questions were incisive but warm, challenging but humorous. It's not every day that we get to tell our stories and even less frequently that we are allowed to let down our guards and admit to the feelings of inadequacy, rejection, dejection, even failure.

I did this interview about six weeks ago and in that time, I have faced some cold, hard truths about myself as a human, as a woman, as a partner, as a member of a family, as an entrepreneur, as a woman with more grey hair than she'd really like to see on her head... but then I heard this podcast, and I realized: yes, this is me. This is 100% me. I told no lies, I covered nothing up, I told the truth about the things that were hard and broke me along the way, as well as the lessons I've learned and the people along the way who have lifted me up.

Thank you, Elayne, for this opportunity to open my heart and my soul and to talk about life as a small business owner the way it really is.

We did it!

Well, we did it! Five Senses Tastings was on camera for the very first time, and man, did we have a good time!

Thanks so much to #Empowerista Alex Wehrley and Business Rockstars for having us on and for such an engaging discussion. I didn't plan this but I have to say the last line was my favorite... because it's so true: it's not every day that an opera singer gets to be a rockstar!