The thing about Winning

Ten years ago I was a first year business owner- a cheer gym owner – and coach of a team that had a very losing season.

They didn’t just lose, they came in LAST every single competition we went to… Like dead last. But finally, at the VERY last event of the entire season, they got their first and only win. And here’s the thing- at the time, I really thought that win was what made me (and them) successful.

Ten years later, what I know for sure is this: the win was never the success. The success was the people that stuck by my side loss after loss. It’s easy to stand next to someone when they cross the finish line, but what you want is the people who cheer you on when you lag behind in the race. ✨



Had an awesome time at the Nashville Soul Cycle pop up, sponsored by Target!

I wasn’t sure what to expect since it was just a pop up, and not a regular location- but they definitely delivered!

It was an awesome experience, awesome time, and they made everyone feel like a rockstar.

A fresh smart water water bottle was clipped onto every bike and then as we left we were presented with a Suja juice and Kind bar! They really pulled out all the stops to make the pop up a memorable experience! 



Good businesses give back 

I recently came across the story on Nike Flyease shoes and thought it just had to be shared, if you have 5 minutes it’s definitely worth watching.

Good companies strive to do more than just make profits, they strive to make a difference.

Nike is a huge company, but they are also proof that huge companies can stay in tuned to meeting all of their customers needs. Everyday is a chance to innovate, to create, and to make a difference- all things which Nike continues to do- and all reasons why they continue to do so well.

Be patient with small beginnings…

“Be patient with small beginnings and know that oftentimes, courage is just persistence repeated. It is possible to run a great business, but you must do it from the inside out. Take a chance because life is short and time will continue to pass whether you chase your dream or let it pass you by.”

Taken from my article on running a great business:

Pure perseverance

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

“Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there think, “Wait…no one else is here…why am I doing this?” And they leave, never to return.

That’s why the extra mile is such a lonely place. That’s also why the extra mile is a place filled with opportunities.

Be early. Stay late. Make the extra phone call. Send the extra email. Do the extra research. Help a customer unload or unpack a shipment.

Don’t wait to be asked—offer. Don’t just tell employees what to do—show them what to do, and work beside them.

Every time you do something, think of one extra thing you can do, especially if other people aren’t doing that extra thing. Sure, it’s hard. But that’s what will make you different. And over time, that’s what will make you incredibly successful.”

One of my favorite quotes and pieces of advice from Steve Jobs