As a small business owner it is incredibly easy to feel like everything that makes or breaks my business is on my shoulders. I'm the sole member of my Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), established in 2010. As a psychotherapist, mindful-empowerment coach, and Reiki master my work usually centers around sexual trauma and gender identity. That may seem like a lot of hats, but as the owner and operator I must also be an accountant, office manager, receptionist, and well everything else. Thankfully, there are at least these seven people I needed to make my business work that I can consistently rely on, and, honestly, probably many more that aren't named here.
None of us go through this thing called life alone. That's true for business, too. Honestly, I'm glad that's the case and I'm not solely responsible for my career successes, or any other fact of my life. How horrible would the world be if we each stayed in our little, painfully isolated cubicles, only responsible for ourselves and never making meaningful connection with others? Just the thought makes me shudder.
You see, I love connection. As I say on my website, "I love connecting to people, helping people connect to each other and — above all — helping people connect to themselves." The following list of people deserve huge shout outs for helping me make my business work so that I can focus on doing what I do best: connection.