So, most times when you hear from us, we’re sending you something we hope will be inspirational for your own world-changing endeavors.

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Well… today is a bit different.  After all, it is Election Day!  No matter how the vote turns out, we wanted to take this opportunity to do something historic for the Overflow community as well.  So, whether the election results are encouraging or disappointing, we hope you get as excited as we are about what’s coming for us as the Overflow community.

 

We want to pull back the curtain a little bit and share something more personal.

 

Here goes.

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In April we celebrated our 5 Year Anniversary of Overflow Coffee Bar, L3C being open to the public. It was a blast. It was a night we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. In addition to excellent food and drink, there were lots of good friends, mentors, and even a famous jazz musician.

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In July we celebrated 10 years of marriage. It was a lot of fun too. We took the July 4 weekend and went back to the same place we had our honeymoon. As you might expect, there were lots of memories to rekindle and some new memories made.

Five years in business and 10 years of marriage are some big milestones. As milestones often do, they have inspired us to reflect on where we’re at and where we’re going.

What most of you don’t realize is that we’ve been on a journey since April. Since April, our lives have felt hugely different.

 

We’ve found ourselves having BIG paradigm shifts in our lives and the way we look at our business. We’re too young to go through a midlife crisis so we don’t think that’s what’s happening.

You may be asking, “Amanda and Brandon, it’s November, why are you telling us this now?”

 

What we haven’t told you is that we’re finally hearing what you’ve been saying.

 

oct_mag_cruelty_free_700x400We’re serious.

 

As some of you have noticed, we’ve been revamping the way we do business and focusing on what YOU have told us over the years that you would like to see us do.

Hence, this new website, the updated blog format, the new bonuses, etc.

There’s still more to come! We are always interested to know what you wish for us to provide, so keep the ideas coming!

 

But… (the infamous “But”)…

 

There is one REALLY BIG piece of advice you have given us that we’ve been holding back on – for YEARS, despite many of your pleadings and outcries.

We’re contemplating changing our minds and giving you what you’ve been asking for since, like, before Overflow even opened its doors back in 2011.

But we’re nervous because it means sharing with you more of ourselves, our business, and our passions than we have in the past.

And we’re also going to need your help.

Anyway, that REALLY BIG piece of advice is… (stay tuned until next time)

Keep overflowing,

Amanda and Brandon Neely

 

p.s. We’ll be back with more details in a couple of days. But until then, tell us in the comments where you’re headed this season. Any goals for your personal growth? Does anyone else get inspired to change their lives by the milestones?