Boy has it been difficult to get back in the saddle in 2010.
I’ve been working on my blog – a little, planning for things to come and getting people in line to work with in 2010. Iâ€™ve got an SEO specialist, a social media engineer, a mind mapping expert and a couple of professional business coaches to work out some strategies with, oh I forgot the cute animal wrangler too.
Iâ€™ve been planning a trip for my Chinese agents to South America to work on a project Iâ€™m Project Managing. Iâ€™m setting up my coaching practice while finishing my APEC Certified Business Counselor course through Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Iâ€™m very close to finishing writing my book on Business Startups and signed on to co-author a best selling author buddyâ€™s next mega seller book. Heâ€™s said I can write a monthly column for his national magazine as well so that will be kewl.
Did I mention I do have a full time job? Yep, I manage a government funded program with SUCCESS Business & Economic Development Centre that works with about 80 entrepreneur wannabees per year giving them the skills and knowledge to help them setup a successful business. My day job gives me incredible juice and motivates me to do the rest of my business endeavours. It gives me access to incredible folks and since I represent foreign governments and corporations in China and in Mexico and South America their work day fits my time off really well. I seem to be speeding up as I get older.
Iâ€™ve met an incredible angel investor group through Thealzel Lee at VanTec and look forward to working with them in the future. Iâ€™ve learned so much about angel investors in the past month. They have â€˜chaptersâ€™ in Toronto, Bellingham and Seattle with whom they pass info back and forth and form little groups to finance high technology startups for big bucks.
This week I have meetings at Vancity Credit Union. Iâ€™m running for the Board of Directors again (4the fourth time). I believe if you want to make changes you must do it from within . Although Vancity is a large credit union with over 400,000 members it still has the â€˜big bank attitudeâ€™. Letâ€™s see what happens this year. Do I have time? Iâ€™ll find the time like I always do.