Another Role Emerges


Business owner/operator. It’s in the very early planning stages, but our new kombucha brewery and tea house is coming to life in my head.

The name “Bella” has captured my imagination. Italian for “beautiful,” it was perfect for our new chihuahua puppy. And now it is perfect for a company name, featuring our adorable Bella as a mascot on the company logo.

  • college instructor
  • author
  • life coach/mentor
  • business owner

Now the trick is juggling the roles, without dropping any of them. I think “business owner” is the primary role, with the others falling into place in my various business pursuits:

  • Joanna Branson, Author
  • Strong Minds Press
  • Bella Tea Company
  • Team Phoenix Ltd.?

Why am I sharing all of this in my blog? Well.. there are two reasons, I guess.

  1. writing it down makes it real
  2. transparency

Three years from now when I look back at where I’ve been, I want a transparent record of what I did and how I did it. And yes, even a record of errors made so my readers can avoid the same mistakes.

And the best part is that while I’m figuring it out (now!?) I don’t have many readers or followers yet so the embarrassment or risk of losing credibility is minimal.

More to come soon!