Fall is Right Around the Corner
It is sure has been a beautiful British Columbia in the Summer! Al and I really enjoyed the warm weather (and our pool)!.
Now that Fall is here, we have emptied the pool. There were some days we thought maybe we emptied it too early with summer days still hanging on.
Though, it was chilly, here is a picture of brave Al hopping in one more time before we drained the pool. Get me a towel! Burrrr.
Now that Fall is here, the changes happening daily are so beautiful. It is nice to feel the brisk air for a change.
Have you ever heard of the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge? Well, until recently, I had not either!
You may already know I love all animals. Therefore when my friend found out that they were having a pancake fundraiser, we decided to go check it out.
We had a really great time and it was good to support such a great cause. The turnout was so large, they ran out of food twice! Who knew there was so much love for donkeys.
I got to meet some pretty cute ones, and some really nice people too. I found out the Donkeys come from all over the world as there is only one other Donkey rescue located in Ontario.
Chamber of Commerce
We joined the Chamber of Commerce in Kamloops. I am not sure why we didn't join sooner. They have so much value to offer local businesses such as networking socials, trade shows and education. It has been fun discovering all the benefits of being a member.
I quickly took advantage of a few mini courses and workshops they offered. I took one workshop which was taught by the founder and president of Thrive Business Strategies Inc, Cindy Piva. Cindy taught how to create an environment for success.
The workshop reinforced how powerful our language is. I learned to make sure to use positive and uplifting words when communicating with our team and even in everyday use. By doing this, you will make your team feel safe and build strong relationships with them.
Also, if you create your vision in good detail, your life will unfold by intention, rather than by default. I also really learned how important it is to get clear on your vision, mission and values; and the necessity of incorporating them daily in your life so the words of your mission, vision and values do not become just about a plaque on the wall.