Why Onions Make You Cry
Start the Applause Chapter Three
What an amazing week in our Chapter. As of last week, in three weeks, we have closed an amazing $136, 175 in business. In three weeks!
I have heard people describe the self-examination process as the peeling away of layers of an onion. I would agree that this is an appropriate description, especially when the closer you get to the center, the more you cry!
This week we tasked our chapter members with sharing their why. Why they do what they do, why they decided to own a business, etc. It was quite an eye-opening experience. Yes, tears were shed more than once, and everyone did great. I could tell that it was a real stretch for some people and I appreciate their willingness to follow through. Instead of just picking a random person to begin, I decided to start, followed by Aimee and David, so no one had to go first. That made a difference. I am glad I practiced mine out loud the night before. I had to let the cry baby out enough so I could keep it under control at the meeting.
We also had a visit from our Managing Director this week. In the spirit of the meeting, she also shared her why, which I think will carry a lot of weight within our chapter.
The takeaway this week? Being vulnerable can make you stronger, both as an individual and as a group. I really felt the support of the group today for each other and can barely wait to see how it will positively affect our chapter. If the onion makes you cry, take it with you and work with it. And succeed in spite of it or because of it.