Be Where Your Feet Are!

Especially when you feel overwhelmed.  


Don’t you love spring?  In the Midwest, we have a “clean slate” from nature’s perspective.   Nothing has been disappointing or failed to thrive (yet). Hopefully, this year all the seeds will sprout, leaves will be free of insect damage and disease, and the chipmunks will have moved to another block. 

It’s exciting to have the promise of the year to come but it does come with an overwhelming to-do list of things to get done.  With a race to start the action every day, this is a hard time of year to pause and reset.  Landscape contractors are hiring, training, and launching the season, families are leaving for spring break while planning summer excursions and we only have between now and midsummer to make significant progress on this year’s personal and professional goals, since everyone vacations after that.   

Amid your to-dos, I ask you to pause and remember my friend who was dying of cancer at this time of year a few years ago (before COVID).  She knew it would be her last spring after fighting it off for a few years.  She wanted to take a walk in the “country” and while we did so she pointed out migratory birds, the view of the lake and flowers and bulbs blooming along the way. She wasn’t always so peaceful and was often in pain, but she made a point of saying that now more than ever, she was trying to “Be where her feet were.”  

She always had a great perspective on being present in each moment we are given.  She could easily have felt sorry for herself, and I am sure she did sometimes, but I most often saw her being thankful and possessing a deep peace.  I often think of her, and I try to keep myself where my feet are and live in the moment when I need to refocus.  I hope you find her words inspiring too. 

If you’d like to discuss your business’ readiness and your personal readiness for exiting your business, please give me a call.  The first step in the process is to set your goals from among your options.  If you’d like to explore what those options are, I would be happy to have a confidential complimentary conversation with you about these or any other exit/sales/buying issues.

You can reach me via email: [email protected] or on my cell phone a: 224-688-8838.  

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Alison Hoffman

has more than 25 years of experience in strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions and delivering business-to-business client solutions. Her areas of expertise include managing operations for profitable growth, organizational design and strategy activation. She brings a wealth of experience through her work in evaluating, valuing and purchasing over 30 companies, leading company-wide cultural and business integration projects and consolidating best practices among business processes and corresponding computing systems. Read Full Bio