STOP. THINK. What is a moment in your life that made a difference in the direction you were going? Is there a profound moment of inspiration you experienced that has changed you forever?
Award-winning Entrepreneurs and Co-authors of the new book “Life Moments for Women”, Maureen Ford and Patty DeDominic, visited the Women’s Christian Business Network, aka WC Business Network, in Santa Barbara, CA on March 22, 2012. At our network meeting, with the prompting of Maureen and Patty, several of our members and guests shared their life moments. Each experience was so different, yet they had at least one thing in common: the influence of what someone said or did to them or did for them. We each can make a difference in someone’s life.
My personal thought is: No wonder God’s most profound miracles that touched lives forever, often were delivered through people; and no wonder He came to earth in the form of a man, to be with the people He came to save, able to touch and feel, and completely relate with them. He came humbly approachable, yet with all authority.
In a nutshell, Maureen and Patty shared these three points for us to take with us in achieving our goals:
1) Work with purpose and be in alignment with your passion.
Think of how you are investing your time.
2) Claim your destiny, to find your strength
3) Time is measured by heartbeats and moments.
Leverage the most valuable resources, and make every moment count.
For more inspiration, get a copy of their book, “Life Moments for Women”. 100% of the profits are being donated to the The Women’s Foundation of California. To get copies for yourself or for a gift, go to: http://www.lifemomentsforwomen.com.
Maureen Ford is the recipient of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young and the Orange County business community. She graduated from St. John’s University in New York with a degree in Education. In 1987 she started the Southern California Entrepreneurship Academy, an innovative educational program for college students who aspired to start a business. She is an active member in philanthropic organizations focused on needs for women and girls. Life Moments for Women is the culmination of Maureen’s passion for mentoring, a wonderful gift that truly keeps on giving.
Patty DeDominic is an entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and supporter of women’s issues. In 1979 she founded CT Engineering and PDQ Personnel Services, Inc., that grew into a powerhouse staffing agency. In 2006 she sold her businesses to a privately held firm that is now over one billion dollars in annual sales nationally, and is one of the nation’s largest staffing firms. Patty was named CEO of the Year by the LA Business Journal and has received over 20 distinguished awards. Locally she is the founder of the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and founder of the International Women’s Festivals. Her website: http://dedominic.com