This is our 13th Client Spotlight, where we share interesting facts and stories about our entrepreneurial clients. Be sure to check out our previous spotlight and learn about Stacy Mayer, Authentic Leadership Coach and Facilitator, who shares her passions for improv, Tony Robbins, and India!
It has been a pleasure to support our client Wendy Witt with the legal aspects of A Million Families™, a community and social enterprise that aims to protect a million families with solid estate planning. Wendy believes that “there’s always a way out” of a bad situation, that all humans have equal value, and in the importance of quality time on the couch with her dog, Sadie!
Did you become an entrepreneur at a young age?
Not at all; I had no affinity for entrepreneurship or big dreams until my mid 40s. You can learn how to be an entrepreneur. And achieve your big dreams. Just keep swimming!
What’s the weirdest or most surprising skill you possess?
I’m an expert ear wiggler. Really. I know you needed to know that; I offer lessons virtually…
How have you found knowing your personality type to be helpful in your business?
I love being a mentor and adding value to people’s lives by connecting them with others who can help them; writing to inspire is a joy; protecting families with law, loot, legacy – and love is my mission. I can accomplish all those things from anywhere, including my couch, while wearing bunny slippers. Every once in awhile I hop on a plane and travel to fun places to be among my people. That fits who I am.
When were you the most brave?
I feel brave every time I figure a way out of a situation where I previously felt trapped. There’s always a way out.
What’s the strangest job you’ve ever had?
As an undergraduate, I worked with rats to develop theories of learning. And, no, I can’t believe I did that either. Never again.
What do you think businesses will look like in 20 years?
Businesses of the future will specialize in specific areas and will focus on mindset and compassion. (As a side note, I hope one of you invents something so I don’t have to keep charging my electronics all the dang time.)
What is your favorite business book, and why?
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield because Canfield provides a yellow brick road to developing the right mindset and action to evolve into a successful human being, whatever that means to you.
If you could have coffee with any business person (dead or alive), whom would you pick?
Melinda Gates because she dedicates herself to doing big things in the world, she sees equal value in all humans.
What color, sound, or smell helps you be calm and productive?
Describe your favorite setting for work: home, traditional office, coworking, coffee shop, or something else … and why?
I love working from my couch so I’m comfy and my Sadie (best dog in the world) feels loved as she sleeps beside me – or on top of me, if she has her way.
Outside the U.S., what country or culture inspires you the most?
Scandinavian countries because they seem to have mastered (to the extent it can be mastered) quality of life, focusing on equality, the good of the group, health care, education, parenting, balance, the environment, community, and butter cookies.
About Wendy: Wendy Witt is an attorney dedicated to protecting a million families with law, loot, legacy, and love. She blogs at aMillionFamilies.org. You can find A Million Families™ on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.