Hello December!

Verbena Marketing is pleased to bring you the December edition of Cultivating Connections, your monthly resource for networking opportunities, business tips, and professional development tools.

Tis the season for holiday parties and social gatherings and festive celebrations! It’s a special time of year and the perfect time to have gratitude for all that we are blessed with in our personal and professional lives.

If you have an event, resource or tool you would like to share for possible inclusion in our next issue, please send it to hello@verbenamarketing.com

If you need help setting, meeting or exceeding your marketing and business development goals, we can help your business blossom!

On Your Reading List

The Gratitude Formula

May McCarthy is a successful entrepreneur, investor, business strategist and her enlightening yet practical read, outlines how success can feel unattainable, as though others were given a secret that we ourselves were never blessed with. But according to May McCarthy, success is a system, not a secret.

McCarthy offers a definable, practical system that can be put to use every day to achieve success in health, finances, relationships, careers, and spiritual connections. McCarthy’s experience as a business strategist and successful entrepreneur has given her the tools to create success in her life and for her clients, and now she shares those tools in this book.

Although, this is book about how changing your thinking can change your outcome, it’s pragmatic not “preachy” so a great book to add to your business bookcase.

On Your Desktop

Happier

There’s an app for that! Who can’t use a little kick-start in the morning to get your day off on the right foot? If you’re not a morning person like me, then the Happier app might be for you!

According to the Happier website, their mission is to help you find more joy in everyday moments and get through difficult ones with compassion and resilience. And they believe that happiness is a skill we can all improve through regular practice.

In Your Toolbox
One of the best ways to make a difference in your life and the lives of other is to answer the following questions each day. Some people find it helps to write it down!
  • What are you thankful for today?
  • What are you going to do to help one person today?
  • Are you using kindness as your currency? (Thank you Mamas for Mamas!)
  • Are you practicing collaboration over competition? (Thank you Fraser Valley Boss Ladies!)
  • What is one thing you can do to pay it forward today?
  • What is one thing you can do to make a difference today?

In Your Calendar
Upcoming Featured Events

Verbena Marketing Networking Group
Cultivating Connections Cafe

Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 9:30 am
RSVP for details including location

Boss Ladies – Fraser Valley Chapter
https://bossladiesassociation.com
With a variety of professional development and networking events happening around the Fraser Valley this month, be sure to check out the Boss Ladies events page for all of the details.
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Business in Langley
www.facebook.com/groups/businessinlangley/
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown bag lunch at Travel Professionals in the ME Plaza

Connect Now Business Network Langley Chapter
www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Poseidon Greek Restaurant

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
www.langleychamber.com/events/catgid/3

U40 Networking Social
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Trading Post Brewing

Holiday Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cascades Casino

The Heart
www.theheartcloverdale.com
Work Together Wednesday
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Heart, Cloverdale

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
www.facebook.com/VWNLangley/
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre

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