Last night on a trip to the library my son and I noticed a surprisingly large number of people walking and bicycling the streets of our town. On any weekend evening, foot traffic is common with an abundance of shops and restaurants, however it surprised us both to see so many people during the week. After our trip to the library, we decided to do a little detective work and find out where all the people were going.
Following dozens of people across the bridge of the Great Miami River, we were even more surprised to see hundreds, if not over a thousand, tents set up on the banks. Driving slowly by, we noticed each tent was flanked by at least one bicycle with a number on the back. This was clearly some type of assembly of bicyclists.
This morning I looked up what the event was, and found it was the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. Taking a week off from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives, these bicyclists are taking a trip of between 250 and 410 miles around western Ohio. I can’t imagine what breathing in a week’s worth of fresh air is doing for these individuals!
Life, as I’m sure we’re all aware, is a journey. Sometimes it speeds by as if we’re on the Acela from Boston to D.C., and others the minutes tick by as if they are hours. It is our responsibility to learn how to enjoy every moment, no matter how fast it goes by. As an employee sitting behind somebody else’s counter or desk, enjoyment may sometimes feel impossible. The hours tick by even slower when you wish you were somewhere other than where you are. Just maybe, however, these thoughts are for a reason. Perhaps you should be somewhere else.
As a small business owner YOU choose your life’s destination. Whether sitting behind a desk, cooking up a delicious meal in the kitchen or traveling the world with tourists, your journey is what you plan it, and as successful as you allow it to be. It’s up to you to decide when and where that journey begins.
Kim Sutton is the Managing Partner and Chief Everything Officer of The Sutton Companies, including Sutton Strategic Solutions and Sutton Creative Studios. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture.
An avid reader and passionate learner, Kim is constantly researching, studying and developing business improvement strategies. When it comes to client work, Kim especially enjoys helping her clients develop innovative marketing strategies and sales funnels, particularly when they are using Infusionsoft to automate all the heavy lifting. To find out how you can further develop your company’s marketing and automation strategies schedule a 1-hour Business Boost Strategy Session by clicking here.
In her free-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with her husband, Dave (her business partner), and five children. She also enjoys reading, knitting, writing and playing video games.
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