Balancing the Grind with Trena Blair, Global Business Expansion Expert

Trena Blair shares the secrets of blending creativity with productivity in global business expansion, highlighting the impact of storytelling, strategic advice from industry leaders, and her personal wellness practices amidst her international ventures.

Trena Blair, the CEO of FD Global Connections, a seasoned expert in global business expansion, shares insights from her journey and the influential advice that shaped her career. In her discussion on Decoding Global Growth: How Successful Companies Scale Internationally, she highlights a pivotal tip from Anthony Bastic about the impact of a strong opening line in storytelling. This advice became a cornerstone in her writing process and approach to engaging audiences.

Beyond business strategies, Trena touches on personal wellness practices that have supported her through her international ventures, including the soothing effect of relaxation music. She discusses the balance between her demanding career and personal well-being, highlighting strategies like delegating responsibilities and ensuring family support to maintain equilibrium.

Can you share a personal story of a time when balancing work and life presented a significant challenge? How did you navigate this, and what lesson did it teach you about self-care and resilience? 

Embarking on the journey of starting a small business introduced me to a whole new level of balancing between work and life. The memory of one instance during those early days still resonates strongly with me.

It was a brisk autumn morning, and I sat at my makeshift office desk on my dining table with a never-ending to-do list. My dream of entrepreneurship was finally taking shape, but so were the demands on my time and energy. As the sole proprietor, I wore multiple hats – from CEO to meeting coordinator – and the weight of responsibility was palpable, each demanding a slice of my time and energy.

Amidst this hustle and bustle, a call from a colleague at a Federal Government department brought both exhilaration and trepidation. Learning of my successful bid for a significant contract to develop and deliver a new international program was a thrilling moment, but it also ignited a realisation – the challenge of managing additional responsibilities while already stretched thin.

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