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Over the holidays, I read the book “Bring Your Human to Work” by @ericakeswin. I learned so many things, but one of my favorites was this idea:⠀
Start as you mean to go on.⠀
With it being a new year, I think this in an incredible way to think about the new habits or practices we are all picking up. Maybe before we commit to some new big thing, take a little extra time to plan, work through the potential kinks, etc, and then begin. Start as you mean to go on. -Kayla⠀
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BTW, the author of this book, Erica is going to be sharing at Black Box on 1/28! Join us! Link in profile. :)
“The E-Myth” continues to blow my mind page by page.⠀
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Reading and discovering that proficiency in a technical skill doth not translate into a successful business was unsettling to say the least. By dispelling the common held myths of an entrepreneur and taking a step back, focusing on the ‘dreaded’ business side of things finally feels empowering.”⠀
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- Paul Bray of @paulbrayproductions ⠀
(and member of Plywood Place) ⠀
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Thanks for sharing, Paul! ⠀
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#goodreads #emyth #entrepreneurmyths #learn #readmore
"You see, equality is not only a matter of mathematics and geometry, but it's a matter of psychology. It's not only a quantitative something, but it is a qualitative something. And it is possible to have quantitative equality and qualitative inequality." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.⠀
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I have been thinking a great deal about diversity and inclusion. I've been thinking about how teams attempt to measure progress on the problem of racism by counting the various shades of color in a room. But what if we use different metrics instead?⠀
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What if we measure progress by how many diverse voices are heard in the board room? What if we measure progress by how well power is shared on executive leadership teams between people from different cultural backgrounds? What if we measure progress by how bravely teams navigate racial conflict in the workplace? What if we used standards of quality, and not quantity?⠀
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One of Dr. King's greatest gifts to society was his push for us to always be better. With that in mind, I want to challenge you to honor Dr. King's legacy by not only remembering how far we've come today, but by grappling with how far we have left to go in creating more equitable society. What is one decision you can make today to tell a better story about race and community in your sphere of influence?⠀
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Let's do more than remember hopeful messages today. Lets embody hope through our action and our continual advocacy for change. I think Dr. King wouldn't have it any other way.⠀
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Happy MLK Day, friends. ⠀
- Bethaney⠀
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#mlk #mlkday #ihaveadream #diversity #equality
"Express yourself. Don't walk around with the burden of unsaid things, unlived talents, and untold stories. Free yourself. Live out loud." - Cleo Wade⠀
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For many the new year carries a nudge to take the first step towards a change, purpose or calling to live out. The world is craving authenticity. Trust the nudge. Be 100% you. ⠀
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#cleowade #inspiration #freedom #liberation #justdoit
“Rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise.” -Brené Brown ⠀
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Anyone else feel convicted by that? I know I do. Just finished my second week of work. I’m finding a lot of pride in having a routine, reaching my goals and getting things done, but I know if I continue down the road of striving, I’ll be useless. So today I’m going on a little adventure. Not sure what it is yet, but I know I need it. And you do too! ⠀
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So...what adventure are you going on this weekend? Big or small, I’d love to hear👇 (plus I could use some good ideas)! ⠀
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🖤- Kathryn ⠀
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P.S. Thanks @riflepaperco for the cool graphic.
Friends of Plywood, Jermail and Brandi Shelton, are the founders and owners of Just Add Honey Tea Company. They are opening their second location this Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM! We are so excited for this next step in their business and you are invited to their grand opening. Check out @justaddhoney to learn more!⠀
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Congrats Brandi and Jermail!⠀
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#justaddhoney #tea #drinkmoretea #looseleaftea #entrepreneurship
Discussion. Exploration. Community. 
Black Box: a community gathering made for you. 
Monday January 28, 8PM @ Plywood Place 
You’ll find Best-Selling Author, @ericakeswin, speaking about designing work environments that are good for people, great for business and that just might change the world. 
AND...free beer and free donuts. 
Will you join us? 
#thefutureisgood #BlackBox #community #gathering #network
Path starts today! We are so excited for the opportunity to champion over 23 new people and walk with them as they build the beginnings of their world changing projects. ⠀
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Also s/o to all the people who contributed to Path including founder of @breakintobusiness, Monica Lage. Thankful for you!⠀
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#PathbyPlywood #futureworldchangers #betterispossible #breakintobusiness #entrepreneurship
We’ve got a seat at the table for YOU. ⠀
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Want to figure out how to get involved with Plywood? Email kathryn@plywoodpeople.com to figure out your next best step. ⠀
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You belong here. ⠀
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Photo by: @sarahhh.jeannn ⠀
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#belong #youarenotalone #youreinvited #comeonin #welcome
”If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ⠀⠀
Thomas Edison ⠀⠀
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This week: astound yourself. No more excuses. Keep up those resolutions. Stop telling yourself you can’t. Take time to reflect and improve. Give yourself grace for the times you mess up (because we all do). Believe that better is possible. ⠀
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You were made to do great things...⠀
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lots of them. ⠀
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Repost from @atlgirlgang ⠀
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#justdoit #keepgoing #betterispossoble #positive #domoregood
Happy Sunday, everybody! We hope your day is filled with cute pups and good news! ⠀
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Need your spirits lifted? Check out @goodgoodgoodco created by @brandenharvey!⠀
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#domoregood #dogs #cutepuppies #dogstagram #poptart
It’s been ONE MONTH since our friend @danaspinola of @fabrikstyle released her book, Love What You Do. ⠀
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This past year at Plywood Presents we had the privilege of hearing her share how she found her purpose and how you can too. One of our favorite parts about Dana is her genuine passion for what she does. She doesn’t do it out of obligation, she does it because she loves it. And you can tell! ⠀
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We want the same for you. We want you to find your PURPOSE and love what you do. Here’s the two questions you can expect Dana to ask: ⠀
What makes your HEART BEAT? ⠀
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What makes your HEART BREAK? ⠀
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“Purpose is found when what you love overlaps with what the world needs.” - Dana Spinola ⠀
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Thanks for all you do @danaspinola. We love it! ⠀

Photo from @danaspinola. ⠀
#lovewhatyoudo #book #goodreads #heartbeat #heartbreak