There are many things that make entrepreneurship a fun and unique experience, but I think the ability to be in complete control of how I choose to spend my time and experience my life is my favorite. When I left my corporate sales career to start Support Suppers, it was a long, emotional learning experience which I embraced fully. I have learned a lot in two years, but one thing that I never really got over was the exciting draw of direct sales.
In November, I was offered a unique opportunity to channel my direct sales skills and experience while also furthering my connection with Richmond’s rich start-up and small business community. I joined the Pivot Pass team under co-founders April Palmer and Brig Leland to help them nurture their innovative idea and grow their network of Boutique Fitness Studios and Corporate Wellness Partners to launch their platform www.pivotpass.com here in Richmond, VA on February 1.
While serving comfort food and advocating for fitness and wellness are pretty much on the opposite ends of the spectrum, it’s really been amazing to continue watching Support Suppers grow organically, while also celebrating the successes of a very different type of start-up. More than anything, I look at where I was 2 years ago, nervous to take a leap outside of my comfort zone; to give up 13 years in a career that was rewarding and safe, but holding me back at the same time and I am thankful that I took the leap and opened myself up to this new start-up community. It’s thrilling to celebrate hard-work and dreams coming to fruition. Albeit small at first, there is no shortage of big dreams in the small business community.
The most popular question I get when I tell people what I’m up to is, “how do you have the time?”. We make time for whatever we want. There will always be time for Support Suppers and I will always make time to spend with my kids and family. What’s different is that no one is telling how to spend my time, in particular, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, and that is liberating.
If you’re not too stuffed from your Super Bowl fare, check out what we have on the menu this week as well as our Gift Meal option at supportsuppers.com and let us help you and your loved ones get through the rest of this week. Thanks for your Support and, as wrong as this sounds...GO EAGLES!!!