Sharing Stories: What We Learned


Never underestimate the power of community. 

On a sunny Saturday morning in Phoenix, dozens of women gathered for Sharing Stories, a panel talk hosted by The Glossary in Local Nomad's airy and bright boutique in uptown Phoenix. Along with craft coffee and rising temperatures, real inspiration was served.

Whether you're starting a business of your own, venturing into new creative projects or just starting to investigate what you're curious or passionate about, we've collected our favorite takeaways from Sharing Stories's discussion.



The Panel


Our 8 takeaways

If you’re a millionaire, what would you do with your time? There’s your passion.

If you're currently on the fence about your current career or passions or curiosities, this is a great place to start.


No one really knows what they’re doing.

You have to start somewhere. And chances are, if you feel like you don't know what you're doing, you're in good company.


No wish is too big if you diligently go through the process.

Determination is key. We can't agree enough that small and faithful steps produce successful outcomes. You just have to be diligent.


If someone tells you no, it might not be a good fit for you.

Rejection is inevitable. But the right perspective can help you shift from disappointment to opportunity.


You have the power to make (your business) what you want it to be.

Perhaps the most empowering and intimidating notion is that you have the power to make your business or project whatever you want. It's hard, but it's possible.


Know what you want to get out of social media. So let your strategy align.

We're all about our values here. And fully agree with using tools, rather than worshipping them. Using social media to work for you and your business should always align with what you want to get out of them. Create and post accordingly.

No one else has to live with the "what if."

It's just you. But only if you don't take action. Really wanting to see if you can form and grow a business? Try it. Want to start taking that art class or learn that trade you dream about? Do it. Don't live with "what if."

You are worth it.

Advocating for yourself and your worth is huge. Whether it comes to your pricing, your product offering, your services, or anything else that reflects value. If you're feeling discouraged, don't allow it to have a say in your worth. Be patient and maintain your strength.