• And I can speak for everyone you’ve mentioned, Danielle, in saying our lives have been enriched from your friendship and all the valuable knowledge you share!

    Thanks for being YOU.

  • So true Melanie! We are judged by the people we hang out with and who we make relationships with. I think I was doing pretty good when I met people like you and the Michele and Michelle and Dani and some of the other great bloggers I’ve found lately!

  • Melanie, have you heard this saying?

    “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn

    That’s why it’s so important to:

    1. Have a (business) mentor

    2. Have friends who aren’t poor, aren’t reckless, and are happy

    3. Have someone you can talk to who will be honest and tell you when a bad idea is a bad idea, but also encourage you

    It sounds like you found yourself a pretty good mentor. No one can do it alone.

    • Way cool to see you here, Robert!

      All three of your suggestions are absolutely paramount. And nothing is more relevant than authenticity and honesty – so it’s critical that you find a business mentor that will “tell you when a bad idea is bad”, as you’ve stated.

      We may be “solo” professionals but we cannot build a successful business “solo”!

      When I made the pledge to visit your blog every day during the 30-day challenge, I thought it might start feeling like a “chore”. But instead, I’m happy to get my email reminder from you every day and I find myself SPRINTING over to see what you’ve posted! 🙂

      Let’s Write On,

  • Hi Melanie, What a great post to remind us how important other people are in our lives. Working from home can be isolating but with online friends, such as you, everything is better. I’m loving being a part of your world, as well as the Blog 30 world, which brought us together.
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    • Ditto, kiddo! I feel the exact same way, Deb. I can honestly say that no other event or workshop or ANYTHING compares to the experiences I’m having in the blogging challenge/s!

      I treasure the opportunity and the joy of connecting with you (forever!),

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    @MelanieKissell great post Melanie. I’m really enjoying the option to listen as well as read it.

    • Thank you, Vernon, from the bottom of my (midlife crisis) heart! 🙂

      Let’s Write On!