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Powered By Bagels: Mary Beall Adler Bikes Cross Country for Global Women’s Charity

Mary Beall Adler

This Mother’s Day, entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler, owner of Georgetown Bagelry for more than 25 years, will hit the road on a cross-country bike tour to raise money for globalbike, inc., a nonprofit connecting Tanzanian women to vital resources through bicycles. An avid cyclist and mother of six in a blended family, Adler will undertake this ride to help women around the world achieve health, happiness and success.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is to achieve any measure of success when the deck is stacked against you,” Adler says. “This cross-country ride is a daunting task, but I can’t wait to get started because I know I’m riding for something great: helping women rise out of poverty and make a better life for themselves by the simple act of providing them with bicycles.”

Adler faced her own share of personal and financial difficulties to get where she is today, as recounted in her book, Who Scooped My Bagel: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Success (Advantage Media Group, 2013). Against all odds and without any formal business training, she took the failing Georgetown Bagelry and made it a resounding success. It is now widely regarded as the best bagel bakery south of New York City, and Adler has leveraged her expertise to become an in-demand women’s leadership authority and creativity coach to other professionals.

Adler and her team of 20 cyclists plan to set out this Mother’s Day, May 8, on a Cervélo road bike ride covering 3,415 miles across 14 states.

Tour Map

“globalbike combines everything great about group cycling and helps raise women out of poverty by connecting them to resources we take for granted in the U.S. – vital things like healthcare, education and even business opportunities,” says Adler, who has trained for several months to tackle the globalbike challenge. Adler hopes to inspire other women to face their fears head on and unapologetically chase their dreams, whether on a bike or not. If you’d like to donate to Mary’s globalbike challenge, please visit her Crowdrise campaign page.

Do You Love What You Do Everyday?

It has been a year since author and entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler published her first book, Who Scooped My Bagel? One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Success. Now, with the growing popularity of her business, Georgetown Bagelry, Mary Beall Adler is finding that her expert advice—not just her bagels—is in high demand.

Mary Beall Adler’s memoir recounts the story of her journey from third year law student to successful entrepreneur while outlining her secrets to success, family life, and leadership along the way. It is those secrets to success that have made Mary Beall Adler a sought-after expert on work-life balance, customer experience, and women’s leadership. From a brief media tour and features in various publications to radio show appearances and speaking at well-known business and leadership conferences—Mary Beall Adler is moving full speed ahead.

For Mary, it’s all about loving what you do everyday. Discover how to harness your passion and creativity for what you love and turn it into a business plan for success. Find out how Mary Beall Adler found her passion and how her first year as an author has impacted her life and her business.

Learn the Secrets of Successful Authors With Mary Beall Adler

On Thursday, May 22 at 4 pm ET Adam Witty, Founder & CEO of Advantage Media Group, interviews Mary Beall Adler, Owner of Georgetown Bagelry and an Advantage author. During this free tele-seminar, participants will learn:

  • How becoming an author can increase your impact personally and professionally
  • Ways to leverage your book to drive awareness, publicity and new business opportunities
  • Strategies to incorporate your book into the foundation of your business for ultimate success

Participate for free. Register today.

A Mother, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker on the Balancing Act of Work & Life

MaryBeallAdlerAuthor and entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler knows a thing or two about achieving work-life balance. As the owner of Georgetown Bagelry, author of Who Scooped My Bagel?: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss, and Success, motivational speaker, and mother of six in a blended family she often struggles to find that elusive middle ground.

Recently quoted on the subject in two Tech Cocktail articles Mary Beall Adler shares her view on the term and what it means to her:

 

Donna Seebo Show Interviews Mary Beall Adler

Donna Seebo ShowOn Friday, February 14 Mary Beall Adler was interviewed on the Donna Seebo Show to talk about her new book, Who Scooped My Bagel?, which chronicles Mary's incredible path to bagel baker and successful business owner.

Listen to the show here.

 

 

 

 

Create Your Dream

 

It all begins with a dream. We allow ourselves to imagine, believe, and create beyond our wildest expectations when we accept the possibility of building our "castles in the air".  As Henry David Thoreau said, "Of course we build our castles in the air. That's where they should be. Then we have to build a foundation under them."

We can dramatically transform our artistic areas of expertise and business by embracing creativity, and establishing the resonance of our soul. It's important to know your subject matter well and realize what makes you an expert. There is nothing more attractive and productive then your own uniqueness and authenticity. Know what that is and be willing to articulate and share it.

Tapping Into Our Creativity

courage+2There are key elements we can use to manage our creativity. It is important to schedule just for artistic endeavors. Our creative area of interest needs artistic space so we must set it up. Creative escapes WITH our work are important. We want to learn to be conspicuous! We want to learn to be conspicuous because we don’t want to be self-conscious about our identity. We want to be strong about who we are, and the idea is to fight the cultural restrictions we experience: cultural self-censorship, and artistic self-censorship. Be careful of self censoring, both individual, psychological, and cultural self censorship.