The fastest way to kill joy in a great company

Why shutting down gossip is critical in an organization

We all know the dangers of gossip in life and within families, but in organizations it’s particularly damaging. Considering we all spend most of our lives at work, rampant — and even subtle — gossip quickly evolves to becoming the absolute best way to kill off all joy for both the organization’s leadership and team members.

gossip in the workplace


How to take your business to the next level joyfully

An Interview With Female Entrepreneur Association

While you’re busy conjuring up more and more guts to grow as an entrepreneur, you’re probably also dreaming of big business success!

Figuring out how to upscale your business can be somewhat overwhelming, frustrating and confusing… however, there are a few really important things that you can do, which will really help you to take your business to the next level.

Recently, I was interviewed by Female Entrepreneur Association‘s Carrie Green where I shared these critical steps with her viewers.

laura novak meyer interview with female entrepreneur association

Check out the interview plus FREE download here.

The Joy Formula: Avoiding Panic + Resisting Comfort

How stay in your most joyful learning mode

If you’re anything like me, I start to become uncomfortable when I’m not being stretched.  My mind begins swirling around with all sorts of new ideas, hungry to begin creating something new.  Funny enough, my comfort zone isn’t very comfortable to me! 
On the other hand, panic mode is on the opposite end of comfort – it’s when we’re operating  beyond our capabilities or work experience and major stress and anxiety begins to set in. 

Can Lowering Your Expectations Bring You Joy?

One of my investors recently suggested that it might be in my interest to lower my expectations in the midst of a current challenge. She made the case by saying that “you’re at your best when operating at a point of indifference.”

At first blush, this advice seemed to conflict with my natural approach to work. I feel compelled to provide spectacular experiences for our clients. I take pride in bringing out the best in our team members, and love it when they push me to dig deeper and find the best that I have to offer.

At home, of course I want the best for my children and husband.

And yet… I can see that there might be some logic to her suggestion.

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Welcome to Joy-Preneur

A community of joyful entrepreneurs

And we’re off to a great start!  Welcome to the Joy-Preneur site where we are dedicated to creating a community of people who are looking to learn about what it truly means to find JOY through entrepreneurship.  

Maybe you’re looking for more joy in your life and want to leave your corporate job, but every time you think about it  fear overtakes you.  So you stay put.

It’s possible that you are looking to scale your company and grow it to it’s full potential – but you hesitate and wonder if that will that create more stress or more joy?

You may have entered entrepreneurship with dreams of following your passion, freedom and independence, only to find that joy has eluded you on the journey. 

How do we discover more joy through business ownership?  To take all the great aspects of creating something we love and serve our local communities all the while finding joy in the day-to-day?


If you’ve been asking these questions, you’re in the right place.

We’ve ask the same questions of ourselves over the years, and have a network of people we’ll be bringing together to help answer some of these tough questions.  What we’ve found is that…

Yes, it’s possible.

And it’s hard to go at it alone.

Being part of a community of people who have been there, and can share their experiences together, makes joyfulness even more possible.

So let’s soar together.


And bookmark this site, follow us on Instagram + Facebook, and stay tuned! 

We have great things in store.