Lexi – my 4-legged fellow adventurer and I walked the Greenbelt Pathway from MilCreek Hannaford in South Portland, Maine to Bug Light last night, and we made a pit-stop at a Trail Angel location along the way. This person is kind enough to set out water and dog biscuits for the canine trekkers along the path. Lexi took a long, grateful slurp of the water, and it warmed my heart that someone so dutifully sets out the treats for complete strangers, thus supporting us along our journey.
It got me to thinking about the Trail Angels in my life… the ones who offer support without even asking – they always seem to know just what I need, and quietly offer it without asking anything in return. Small business owners need a lot of support – from their friends, their neighbors and their community. I’ve had many Trail Angels help me in times of need. Sometimes it’s a colleague offering to meet me for coffee and giving me advice. Other times, it’s been a friend willing to advertise my events or share them on Facebook. Most recently, a friend of mine who is a virtual assistant gave me some feedback on what I can do better on social media. All these helping hands, offering small tidbits of knowledge, support and encouragement fuels my fire to keep on trekking.
Watching Lexi enjoy her water and treats at the Trail Angel site, also inspired me to think of ways that I can be a Trail Angel on someone elses journey. What gifts do I have that I can give freely to support another person’s travels?
What gifts do you have to offer someone who is traveling the road of entrepreneurship?
Join us August 12th for a Blazing Trails Coaching Adventure!
Until then, Hit the Heights!
Priscilla Hansen Mahoney
The Natural Business Leadership Guide