A small but enthusiastic group of members gathered at our February breakfast to hear a bit more from Wilf Wilkinson and Kristin Crowe of their journey in business. While both have been recognized for their impact on the community as people, the conversation focused on the challenges of running and growing a business.
The message they shared in response to three basic questions was...
1) the bad times are the learning times and through them you get better
2) being involved in the community helps opportunity find you
3) never say no to an opportunity despite the fear or risk
And ultimately, never say no. Period. Give of yourself to the community, your team, your industry and you will end up feeling lucky.
Words to live by shared by Wilf, who at 90 (retired 20 years) but still actively working on his volunteer portfolio with Rotary - and Kristin, who a bit more than half his age, echoed wholeheartedly. Very different businesses, very different industries, very different circumstances - but the story of success they shared was the same.
We look forward to another panel in November!
March 25 Breakfast - what's happening with the local labour market?
sponsored by Centre for Workforce Development
April 29 Breakfast - MPP Todd Smith
sponsored by Ramada by Wyndham
May 27 Breakfast - Mayor Mitch Panciuk
sponsored by Bell