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All We Have is Now

September 13, 2018

© Angela Crossin, BWUN President 2018 | Crossin Law Offices, LLC

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“Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now.”  — Eckhart Tolle

Back in July 2009, my former business partner and I launched an endeavor that blossomed into a butterfly that took a life of its own.

With 4 women in a cute and quaint coffee-shop, Business Women United or BWUN, was birthed. We lacked a formal business plan, but had the vision to bring this organization to life; and, girls, did it ever take on a life of its own.

Through the years we have built relationships, strengthened bonds, shed tears, traveled, camped outdoors, retreated together, endured divorces-deaths-illnesses-tragedies, birthed businesses, shared coffee-wine-tea-tequila-beer, loved, dined, danced, and transformed together.

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BWUN BIB (brothers/others in BWUN) Event  | Southlake BWUN, July 2018

We chose the name “alliance” for our five chapters spanning from South Bend to Schererville, as alliance is defined as a bond or relationship between individuals.

Our bond is strong.

The saying goes “your network is your networth”. Relationships are the cause of success. You do business with those you know, like, and trust. 

And, that is why we chose the Cultivators we have through the years to lead our Alliances. Our bonds are stronger because of our Cultivators.

We chose the name “Cultivators” for our BWUN leadership team. A cultivator is a person who cultivates something (check out this great podcast  “106 Powerful Relationships with Bob Burg & Jordan Harbinger).

Our “something” were the relationships within and outside of BWUN. We have had some fantastic cultivators through the years and for that we are most grateful.

Relationships have always been the focus of this organization and we embraced that aspect in our tag lineConnecting Beyond Business“.

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2018  State of the Region – Bella Photography, Valparaiso

That will not change. The structure is changing, but the foundation remains the same. People are our thing. You, our members, will always be our “thing”.

guildor gild[gild]nounan organization of persons with related interests, goals, etc., especially one formed for mutual aid orprotection.

We are pleased to announce that we are changing our business model to the “BWUN Guild”. 

Our new model is reducing the number of scheduled meetings from 50 annually to 8 meetings throughout the year to include a speed networking event, our Wompreneur Tour, Pre-Mother’s Day Dinner, annual retreat, holiday gathering, summer BIB soiree, and book club.

 

This is not goodbye. Nowhere close.

This is another way to strengthen the bonds that tie us. 

This is our now and we are embracing.

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 Thank you for you.

With Love + Gratitude,

Angie, Lesley, & Susan

 

 

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