Episode 36: The Entrepreneurial Spirit - Sustaining Optimism in Tough Times

This Episode Originally Aired March 17th, 2014

This Week's Episode: Sustaining Optimism in Tough Times

When the idea of entrepreneurism was a hot alternative back in the 80’s, corporations had a romance with the idea but a challenge with the reality. The clash of cultures left an uncrossed chasm between top-down order and quirky genius, the vastness of vision and the road most travelled. Whether the thirst for self-employment is nipping at your heels, you’re an insatiable veteran of your own authority, or whether you work within a corporate system in which shifting your presence and power is timely, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in us all. This Series addresses the inspiring journey of one self-made women from humble beginnings, who never looked back or took no for an answer.

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This Weeks Guest

Mitzie Wasyliw, co-founder and Legacy Fundraising Chair for the Bow Valley Ranche Restoration Society. Founder and president of "Dew Productions Events & Entertainment" for 35 years, she was recognized by her peers as a leader in her industry and as a driving force behind the arts, event and entertainment scene in Alberta and western Canada. Recipient of the Women of Vision award in Calgary Alberta, along with the Wild Rose Foundation Volunteerism award, the Rothman Canadian Women of the Year award and the Calgary Women of Distinction

Mitzie's Website : www.bowvalleyranche.com

Excerpt From Show

As any entrepreneur can attest, living in the mystery of one’s applied instincts and common business sense, can be either enhanced or thwarted by impulse, creativity and spontaneity This can result in inconsistent revenue streams and very little down time -two common challenges that require the revival of both an entrepreneurs enthusiasm and strength to remain engaged in the vision. Mitzie describes how her optimistic attitude helped her to balance her personal and professional life – in lean and flush times.

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