Ep.6 : Blending Business and Family with Alison and Allison
Alison Qualter Berna and Allison Schlanger met during a parent/child music class with their twins (yes, both ladies have twins and their names are Alison/Allison – it was meant to be).
They were frustrated when resources for their children were not readily available. They decided to create a space for families in their neighborhood where they all wanted to come (both children and adults) and stay for a while. So they built apple seeds.
10 years later, they have multiple locations in New York City and have created a music franchise called songs for seeds, all while raising 3 children!
Work life blend is making things that you do in your life a part of your work.
Being motivated by the individuals who depend on you as a boss and by creating new things daily that keeps the excitement going.
The nudge that tells you it is time to change and for self discovery.
Evaluating what is holding you back which is mostly fear and lack of support.
Loosing the concept of failure will help you move forward.
KMF: Keep moving forward when facing a set back.
Reinvestment to help your business grow.
Dividing responsibility between partners and finding the best roles for each one.
Franchising “songs for seeds”, an early childhood music class.
Team See Possibilities – 1 endurance challenge a year for a cause.