My Word for 2017: Open

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My Word for 2017: Open

My Word for 2017: Open // jenniferesnyder.com

It feels a bit surreal to be scooting right past middle of January already, but over the holiday break I set some time aside to focus on the year ahead and I'm so glad I did. Just as I've done over the last two years, I'm choosing a word for the year instead of making a bunch of personal and business resolutions. 

My word for 2017 is OPEN.

I have a lot of hopes about how this word will manifest in my life. I hope it will inspire me to continue trying new things and to be open to new adventures. I also hope it will remind me that in order to open the door to something wonderful, oftentimes other doors need to close.

My biggest hope, however, is to simply be more open with how I carry myself, how I communicate, and how I approach the world around me. It may not always be easy, but I know committing to the word "open" this year will be worthwhile.

Tell me friends: have you picked your word for the year?

p.s. Here's a little inspiration from the gal who got this whole "one little word" thing started.



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Announcement: 100 Days of Discussion Book Coming Soon!

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Announcement: 100 Days of Discussion Book Coming Soon!

I'm making it official, my friends: the 100 Days of Discussion book project is underway and the books will be making an appearance very soon! 

I mentioned this idea over on Instagram before the holidays (and in this post last week) and I'm very excited to share that the book has been written and edited, is now being designed and formatted, and will soon head off to the printer. 

If you're not familiar with the 100 Days of Discussion project, it was my contribution to the 100 Days Project launched by Elle Luna and the team at The Great Discontent in early 2015. My husband and I vowed to ask each other one question every day for 100 days as a way to spark discussion and get to know one another all over again. 

Not only was the project completely worthwhile on the personal front, it also opened the door to a deeper connection to those in my online community, reinforced my love for conversation, and brought to light the true power in committing to a daily practice.

I've set up a page dedicated to everything you might want to know about the book, along with a book waiting list with which I'll be announcing all news related to the book launch.

I'm incredibly excited about this project and I cannot wait to share it with you all!



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CYOP #99 - Mini Episode: Three Big Lessons Learned in Three Podcast Seasons

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CYOP #99 - Mini Episode: Three Big Lessons Learned in Three Podcast Seasons

CYOP #99 - Mini Episode: Three Big Lessons Learned in Three Podcast Seasons

CREATING YOUR OWN PATH
EPISODE 99:

A mini episode with host Jennifer E. Snyder


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On today's show—the 99th episode of CYOP and final episode of Season 3—I'm sharing three of the big lessons I've learned over the last three seasons of producing a podcast. 

In the episode, I talk about analytics and why they matter (it's not the reason you think), the humbling side of podcasting and why getting to know those of you who listen each week has offered up the biggest lesson of all.

Happy listening and thank you for another great season, everyone!


 

 

 

 

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"We have all been there—no matter where "there" is." — Jennifer Snyder, the Creating Your Own Path podcast // creatingyourownpath.com

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CYOP #98 - Staying Nimble + Paying Attention to the Details with Ginger Elizabeth Hahn of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

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CYOP #98 - Staying Nimble + Paying Attention to the Details with Ginger Elizabeth Hahn of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

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CREATING YOUR OWN PATH
EPISODE 98:

Ginger Elizabeth Hahn
of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates


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INTERVIEW:

Jennifer E. Snyder


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Courtesy of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates


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Today I’m chatting with Ginger Elizabeth Hahn of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates here in Sacramento. In the interview, we talk about Ginger’s past and how it shaped her love for food. We also discuss the realities of going to culinary school and the many (many) jobs Ginger took on before starting her own brick and mortar business.

What struck me most during this interview is the way Ginger made things happen—even when she was stuck in the business catch-22 of needing start-up capital to launch something, but needing to launch something successful in order to be approved for start-up capital. I also really appreciated her honesty about the challenges she’s worked through as her business has grown, her dedication to quality in both her products and her team, and her ability to see the big picture and the finer details of her work.

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Other resources mentioned:

Culinary Institute of America, Napa
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
Tony Matthews (now closed)
Mulvaney's
More about 1801 L Street
 

 

"As a business owner you [go] where the business needs you." — Ginger Elizabeth Hahn of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates // www.creatingyourownpath.com

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