Oops, excuse me, I must have had a typo in the title, I meant to say: What It’s Like to Have a CRAZY GOOD Mom. 🙂 Forgive me, I’m in marketing, I have to write headlines to attract attention, so now that you’re here, you might as well read on, right? I am laughing to myself because I’m from a small town and I live in a small town, so the people who know my mom were probably confused by the blog title. As far as they have always known, Sandy Frey is a really GREAT person. Well, I have some news for you! She most definitely is! Plus, I like that I have likely scared my mom a little with the post title. Since she is a CRAZY GOOD mom, she reads all of my content and is probably one of my biggest fans. She also is the source of my weird & clever sense of humor. 🙂 Sorry that I startled all of you, but please read on, I actually do get to some good stuff. Continue reading → What It’s Like to Have a Crazy Mom
My work continues to bring me such a feeling of joy as I help small businesses navigate their marketing & business plans! Recently, I’ve been hitting the highways of Nebraska to meet up with clients for one-on-one assistance, many of those trips are up into the north central part of the state. On each drive, I love the quiet time and walk down memory lane it provides to me. That part of Nebraska has a special meaning to me because growing up, my dad had a custom hay business and I was one of his “hired” hands. We grew up around Albion, Nebraska and he had quite a few customers there, but as his business grew, he expanded and moved into the Clearwater, Ewing, Emmet, Bassett & Atkinson areas. From alfalfa to prairie hay, he loved the custom hay business and I loved getting to spend time working alongside him. As I drive into that area of Nebraska, I can feel my heart grow fond as I take in the simple beauty of a growing hay meadow on my drives. Some hay meadows are waiting to be cut and some are filled full of fresh round bales, a sign of a hard day’s work. It’s beautiful to see Mother Nature do it’s thing to provide a bountiful crop. During my summers in those areas, we were fortunate to work with some of the nicest people and I know that it’s where my passion for nature and agriculture developed. Continue reading → Recent Client Meetings Offer a Walk Down Memory Lane
It’s hard to believe we are on month SIX in 2019. How did that happen? I feel like this year is flying by, but I think that’s how it always seems to go because time flies when you’re having fun, right?! Between all of the roles we play as a parent, spouse, career-person, friend, volunteer, etc, we seem to always be busy and on-the-go! This post is a challenge for you to take time on a little reflection of how far you’ve come this year. Continue reading → 2019 Goal Check-in: Reflect. Celebrate. Focus.
I have always been the outdoorsy type, loved growing up on a farm & exploring nature. A few years ago, my sister & her significant other introduced me to hiking while in Colorado & I’ve been hooked ever since. Recently, on a hike up Camelback Mountain in Arizona with my husband, Brandon, it made me think about how hiking is like life.
In the United States, there are around 30.2 million small businesses in existence (source: 2018 Small Business Association – Small Business Report). That’s a lot of businesses, right? It’s pretty incredible to think that 30.2+ million people had a dream or a vision and they are pursuing it. Each business is defining their space in the world by finding solutions for customers or providing services or selling products that meet a need. Some of these businesses have been around for decades and some are just starting. As I have been meeting with clients to help with their 2019 marketing goals and needs, there is one feeling that I didn’t prepare myself for during the meetings – and it’s sheer INSPIRATION.
It’s no secret that I LOVE PODCASTS! They are entertaining, informative and inspirational. With over 630,000 different shows to subscribe to, you can take your pick on whatever topic your little heart desires. Many of the podcasts I discovered in 2018 were related to helping me learn about a new topic for my business or on the inspirational side for personal & professional growth. I have enjoyed tuning in when I am on the road, working out or as part of my morning routine. It makes me laugh because now that I have transitioned to working from home, listening to podcasts makes me feel like I have a little inspirational buddy giving me a pep talk every now and then – and I love it! Continue reading → What’s Your Word for 2019?
December can be a hectic month with many activities and things to do, but it’s absolutely one of my favorite times of the year! I love the time with family, the good food and finding thoughtful presents to give!! I also love the reflection and planning that takes place during this time of year. It’s the conclusion of the year – a time to reflect on what has happened and a time to start planning for the new year. Continue reading → New Year, Fresh Start – Planning for 2019!