Hi y’all, Better late than never! I’ve been trying to recap our January launch and some thoughts from the first few weeks of 2021, but time has been an increasingly scarce resource, am I right? This post will look a little different than the past entries. This will be a peek under the hood of Rightside and our life which is lovely and imperfect, but I know you can relate. We had another daycare shutdown last week, and my heart goes out to all the working parents out there juggling work and parenthood. As Rightside ramps up, it’s
Category: Entrepreneurship & Rightside Updates
Find insights on starting your own business & updates on Rightside’s non-alcoholic beer.
How is non-alcoholic beer made?
Back in 2017, I found myself pouring through Google search results with this very same question. There was a lot less information out there back then, and fortunately, as the space grows, so does the number of ways non-alcoholic beer is made. I’m not a brewer by trade and knew I would need help. I hired a chemist to help me dissect the various methods to choose the one that would do the best job of preserving the taste of the beer since that seemed to be the biggest problem with what was in the market. I reference three common
what to do when you don’t reach your goals
Who doesn’t love a fresh start? I love setting a new goal or tackling a project, and part of that desire comes from an innate pull for self-improvement. But what happens when we fall short and how do we keep going? The process of setting the goal usually involves identifying something that will help me be the version of myself I aspire to be. I will typically set a timeline with actionable steps. But admittedly, I fall short of a lot of goals I set and the disappointment ensues. Y’all may remember my gratitude challenge for myself – “write something
how to source inspiration
I’ve been thinking about the people and experiences lately that have really helped solidify my goals and dreams. First and foremost, I credit my family and friends that motivate me each and every day; however, there are other sources of inspiration that give me that extra boost. Whether it’s people that have been there and done that or visual exercises I do to remind me of my long-term goals, these are all immensely helpful in keeping me excited for what’s to come. Game changing people – On social media, I follow a handful of entrepreneurs I admire to keep
self-awareness – sourcing feedback
In order to become more effective and productive, self-awareness is a critical component. After all, how can you improve if you don’t have a baseline? Part of building self-awareness is understanding how others perceive you. I recently went through a 360 feedback exercise – a process where you receive confidential, anonymous feedback from people you surround yourself with and wanted to share some thoughts with y’all on how to source that type of feedback as part of self-improvement September. How to Source Feedback – I was just listening to a blink by Dan Meredith – how to
what do you do with an idea?
One of Maisie’s favorite children’s books is, “What Do You Do with An Idea?” We were reading it tonight before bed and I wanted to share my favorite pieces of the book with y’all as they are applicable at any age and feel particularly so as I embark on this new adventure with Rightside Brewing. I love brave concepts presented in children’s literature and love them even more when I see Maisie’s gears turning. I hope by reading these types of books, we are instilling concepts like bravery and creativity in her, and hey, it is a good refresher for
building your support system
Starting any endeavor, especially a business, is no easy feat. It sounds simple, but no one knows everything. That small step of acknowledgment leads to outreach, and I have found the more support behind me, the likelier I am to achieve what I set out to do. When I started with the idea of Rightside Brewing, I didn’t have the first clue about brewery operations. By a stroke of luck, I got paired with a mentor that had started his own brewery through the Notre Dame business plan competition. He provided immense knowledge where I had literally zero experience. Knowing
Pursuing Your Dreams
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” This blog is designed to be short and sweet tips & clips of inspiration and optimism to start your week off with a bang! As this is the first post and somewhat of an introduction, I wanted to start with a quote from my favorite book of all-time, The Alchemist. Rightside Brewing is not only a dream but feels like a destiny, and I’m THRILLED to share the journey with y’all. Inspired by embarking on this new dream, I want to share some tips on