Rinse and Repeat. We’re back to Thursday night. Here at my swanky downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, historic venue, NOVA 535. Our Social Club of Entrepreneurs, the ESC, gathers each week, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for business development, drinks, mentoring, networking, laughter, plus sharing successes, failures and honest feedback. Then we go downtown for dinner and more drinks. A time after our meeting for building deeper connections and friendships, for creative expressions, plus time to blow off steam. Of course, some of us focus more on the dinner part of the night, some members in particular are seemingly fixated on it. Tonight this member in particular, her name is Mimi. Once again, unabashedly so, Mimi Wants Dinner at Brick and Mortar. (more…)
The sun rises as expected, Thursday, October 3, 2019, and I awake somewhere in Denver. I escaped the Florida heat for a bit, flying out to the Rocky Mountains, to explore. After speaking with tech guru Seth Mattox earlier in the week, he’s agreed to take over the hosting role for me, and I’m most appreciative. However when I awake today, 2 hours behind Florida, Seth’s cold has turned much nastier. So he needs to bow out; no point in spreading his flu around. So I’m left scrambling to find a replacement. Chris Jenkins is on a rare, and much deserved vacation. I briefly consider flying home, but that’s way expensive and an insane super stressor. So after speaking with some qualified peers, Maria Garces, the founder of Insightfuli, happily agrees to host for us. Hence our blog title, An Insightfuli Maria Garces. She takes over here at our ESC HQ, my downtown St. Pete venue, NOVA 535. Gracias Amiga! (more…)
We are falling towards 2020, with October just days away. Wow, it’s already Thursday, September 26th. I find myself back again in the ESC hosting chair, at my 5-Star downtown St. Pete venue, NOVA 535. We are gathered to share our successes and failures, to laugh, learn, and work together. Towards a better future for us all. Not just a rosie, pie-in-the-sky bunch of dreamers, a group of hard-working, learn by continuous improvement, we who keep pushing, evolving and growing. Small business owners. Those who do fail, and then get back up, harder, smarter and more determined than ever. All while having a tremendous amount of fun, and some incredibly wild, late-night adventures. Like our upcoming annual Halloween costume party, Novaween. This year, on Thursday, October 31, 2019, Halloween night itself, we will celebrate our 13th annual, Novaween. Get your Novaween 13 tickets now and support the ESC, especially before the price goes up!
Hey everyone, it’s Thursday, September 19, 2019, and I’m back from my most recent Canadian adventures. I spent some time in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, which was fabulous. Then bounced over to Atlanta to visit my best friend and mentor, Drew Edwards. Drew is usually the smartest guy in the room, so it’s always a fun and productive time together. Just like our Entrepreneur Social Club meetings are. Then I spent about 2 weeks in Toronto, for TIFF 2019. That’s Toronto International Film Festival. With my charming pal Kevin Kincaid, an actor, TV producer, Entrepreneur, and filmmaker. He scored me my first paid acting gig as a ‘Silent on Screen’ TV actor, as opposed to ‘Background’ or ‘Speaking on Screen.’ Thanks, Kevin! So here I am, back in the hosting chair, at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue, NOVA 535. Where we are discussing our transition from an Analog Reality to Digital TV.
Love is supposedly all we need. Sounds LOVELY. Well, maybe LOVE and running water, electricity, mobile phones, organic farmers, scientists, bartenders, and Entrepreneurs. Especially us Entrepreneurs. We are the problem-solvers, the sure let’s try it that, er maybe this way, kinda people. That’s why I created this wild and crazy Entrepreneur Social Club. We are always hungry for knowledge, laughs, and camaraderie. We are back, once again, at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue and unique event space NOVA 535. Tonight, another hot and rainy Thursday, the 25 of July 2019.
Where are we? Hmm, there are many worlds. Some digital. Some Analog. Tonight, I think we’ve stepped into A Virtual Analog Reality. We the Entrepreneurs, are always tinkering. Dreaming, creating, trying, doing. Crazy. Mad. Forming dreams into our new realities. Analog and Digital realities. And when those realities meet, we have created a Virtual Analog Reality. Analog spaces and people. Digital tools and systems. With augmented and virtual realities, like some of the VR toys we played with tonight. Care of fellow Entrepreneur Stacy Waite. Yea, our world is a ch-ch changing! So let’s get settled in, around our massive meeting table, here at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue. The beautiful and unique event space NOVA 535. Tonight, yes as I’ve said for weeks now, is another hot and rainy Thursday. This one landing on August 8, 2019. (more…)
Wow. It’s time to literally jump for joy. After almost 5 long years, filled with plenty of trials, failures, laughter, travels, stories and parties, we are finally here. Back breaking work, stress, rage, frustrations, sorrow, success and failures, we are here. Finally. Last night, July 31, 2019 I, Michael Scott Novilla, founder of the Entrepreneur Social Club, can be called a Published Author. Michael Scott Novilla is a Published Author. Wow. I’m so grateful and thankful for so many reasons. Especially of Topher Morrison, previously of the Key Person of Influence program, and thereby Daniel Priestley it’s founder. They created the path forward, to publishing. It was supposed to take 9 months, it lasted about 5 years. Not from lack of hard work. No, more from having to understand and pitch who I really am. Which, for us Entrepreneurs, is not only a moving target, it’s (hopefully) an expanding one as well. Yea, I’m complex. So let’s say thanks to Topher and Daniel, and get rolling with our ESC meeting, held at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue and unique event space NOVA 535. Another rainy Thursday, August 1, 2019.
We, the wild and crazy Entrepreneur Social Club, are always hungry for knowledge, laughs and commadierie. We are back, once again, at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue and unique event space NOVA 535. Tonight, another hot and rainy Thursday, the 18 of July, 2019.
We, the Entrepreneur Social Club, have the mentality of win-win-win. When you are better off, everyone is better off. Suffering hurts us all. The Abundance Mindset. You are the limiting factor of yourself. You are the one who sets your own limits. If you can dream it, you can (most likely) achieve it. I do, on rare occasions, dream of flying. From the treetops up, up and away. Yes, we have planes, parachutes, gliders, jetpacks and such, so see what I’m talking about here? Well, we the Entrepreneurs, the dreamers and visionaries, the builders, the doers (like our aptly named Jamie Doershuck‘s The Doer Company) we are the ones who get shite done. And Niajae embodies that way of thinking. That of Abundance, instead of scarcity. Here at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue and unique event space NOVA 535. Tonight, Thursday, July 11, 2019, Niajae shares her abundance of ProductiviTEA.
Even those of us who are the “Super Heros” “Leaders” “Visionaries,” my fellow “Entrepreneurs,” we all need love, hugs, and support. That’s why so many of us keep coming, week after week, to our Thursday night gathering. Here at my historic downtown St. Petersburg, Florida wedding venue and unique event space NOVA 535. We network for a bit while grabbing cocktails from Vanessa our lovely bartender. Then we sit down at about 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm for the meeting part. It’s not formal, though we have rules and procedures, like NO religion and NO politics. We enjoy sharing success stories, along with failures and frustrations. Tonight, Thursday, June 27, 2019, we stick to sharing success stories to help add positive energy and wind behind our sails. Some weeks we just need a bit more juice in our tanks.