Happy holidays! We at Bright Places hope this season is filled with rest and everything that brings you joy!
With the end of the year not far ahead, perhaps you’re already thinking about what 2024 has in store for you. Maybe you’re reflecting on the past year, both personally and professionally, and are considering ways to revamp both in the new year.
While you’re thinking back on the highs and lows, spend some time taking stock of your relationships. Who are the people who support and encourage you, build you up, and tell you what you need to hear? Which are the relationships that weigh you down or hold you back? While it’s true that there will always be challenging people in our lives, we can still control how much we allow them to impact our mindset. In 2024, fortify your inner circle with those who empower you, and emotionally (if not physically) release those who tear you down. Be intentional about the relationships you invest your time and energy into.
Perhaps the coming of the new year has you also considering a career change or the potential of setting out on your own! We believe that entrepreneurs are the foundation of innovation in the marketplace, which is why we are so proud to support and equip them with the tools they need to be successful.
One such entrepreneur is Lauryn, founder and CEO of Lauryn’s Garden, who is the developer of a small-batch, all-natural skincare line. As the daughter of Bright Place’s CEO and founder LaVada English, we are especially proud of what Lauryn has accomplished, and want to share her Holiday Bundle promotion with you! Right now you can gift some of Lauryn’s Garden’s top-selling items, already wrapped, for one low price!
Want to learn more?
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships, University of Alabama Counseling Center
How to Discover Your Real Skin Type, Lauryn’s Garden
There’s still time to purchase your own copy of Kyla Believes, just in time for Christmas! This beautifully illustrated children’s book is about the boundless potential of children, and how believing in yourself leads to unlimited possibilities!
We are excited to announce that Bright Places’s own LaVada English recently graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. This program helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and support services. LaVada joins over 14,000 small business owners in completing Goldman Sachs’ best-in-class curriculum.
You can take steps to improve your leadership skills in just ten minutes a day! If you haven’t already utilized the Bright Places Leadership Calendar, make a fresh start in 2024. This calendar journal will introduce and remind you of critical leadership principles and provide simple, daily steps to become a better leader.