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Moving Forward (Literally And Figuratively) — Part One

Moving Forward (Literally And Figuratively) — Part One
We can all agree that 2020 has sparked nonstop changes. As business owners, we've been consistently adapting to the changing world around us. But that hasn't stopped us from making some big decisions and big changes in our offices. In the first installment of this two-part episode, Karen kicks things off with some exciting news.

When we're surrounded by monumental changes in the world, our natural reaction is to stop, slow down, and stay put. We definitely understand the draw to seek what's comfortable and safe. (After all, we could all use some stability these days.) Yet, as business owners, we need to move forward with changes that will ultimately best serve our teams and clients. Regardless of the circumstances, why wouldn't we chase after opportunities when they present themselves?

This week's episode is the first of two parts, so you know it's a big deal. Jen and Karen both have some exciting news to share about some big changes in their offices. In Part One, Karen kicks things off by discussing her news and the changes that surround it. How can we overcome our aversion to change and seize new opportunities as they arise?

Grab your cocktail, join the discussion, and stay tuned for our next episode, when Jen will share her own news in Part Two.

This Is Ourselves

This Is Ourselves

This Is Ourselves
Created under pressure, "This Is Ourselves" is the perfect match for this episode. This cocktail was made by Carol Donovan who submitted it to With muddled fruit and champagne that is stored under pressure, this cocktail is a welcome reminder that some really, really good things can come from stressful, high-pressure situations. The drink is bourbon-forward and brings in a delightful, autumnal mix of apple cider, champagne, bitters, and a splash of simple syrup for a drink that goes down smooth. The cider is subtle, while the bubbly elevates the endnotes, giving the drink an overall light taste. Pour yourself a glass and consider the sweet rewards of working under pressure.


  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 2 dashes whiskey aged bitters
  • 1.25 oz. apple cider
  • 0.25 oz. cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 oz. champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 1 slice tart apple
  • An orange twist, to garnish


  1. Muddle the apple slice gently into the bottom of a collins glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Pour whiskey, apple cider, simple syrup and bitters over ice, and stir gently.
  4. Top with champagne, and garnish with an orange twist.

Source: The Alcohol Professor

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