I’m excited about a special event Mike and I will be attending in January. Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank fame is coming to Des Moines and I got tickets as a Christmas present to see her. I love her common sense approach to business and quick wit. I’ve included some top quotes from Twitter.
Business is the most creative sport in the world. If you can dream it, you can actually make it happen.
Last year was all about dreaming for our small winery. After nearly 2 years of planning, we broke ground for our new and improved winery and residence.
Good leaders are not born, they are people who try hard to be exceptional!
I feel incredibly blessed to have learned so much from Mike and his leadership style. He strives to bring our customers the very best wine possible and positively impacts almost everyone he meets.
Be careful! You can catch a great attitude from optimistic people.
The wine industry is always challenging and a good attitude is really important. Last harvest we had birds eat a section of our crop that we had tended to for months and it was gone overnight. Now we know what to do next year. Optimism is a must!
If you’re working for the love of money, you won’t ever get any.
It may be true our business passion will never make us a lot of money, but the satisfaction it brings creates its own value. Loving what you do is the #1 consideration.
People most resistant to fun need it the most!
I hope you find time this new year to visit us in the Tasting Room in downtown Knoxville, IA, for one of our Wine & Art gatherings, art exhibits by local artists, First Friday music events, or writer’s workshop–and of course, to enjoy our wine! Have some fun and expand your experiences.
May you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Joann Schissel, Wine, art and story lover