The expression ‘Once Upon a Time’ may conjure up thoughts of a time when things were different, perhaps better, or at least simpler.
Generally, these are times fondly or romantically remembered but not always.
Once Upon a Time suggests a state of suspended history that we can look back on.
We know from stories of childhood bedtimes that there is always a hero or heroine who saves the day and rescues the defenseless. Ultimately and reassuringly, the good guys win. The witch melts, the dragon is slayed, and the kingdom celebrates once again.
Why is the damsel always in distress?
Why is she always beautiful but helpless?
Why isn’t she riding in on a charging steed to save the day?
Because the stories are fictionalized versions of women’s potential, value and priorities.
YOU are both the prisoner in the tower and the protagonist. You save the day, and you rescue you – yes, YOU!
You are your knight in shining armor.
You are the only one who can write the happy ending. You are the one who decides how you emerge from this year. It is your privilege and your responsibility to write a new script for the future – the next chapter of your life, a new role, your encore.
You may call it a pivot, reinvention, a new direction.
Whatever label you choose, what happens next is up to you.
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About the Host:
Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business
Strategist and Transformation Catalyst
Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.
Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.
With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.