Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from everyone here at GORP! There's no way I could do this alone, as much as I sometimes try to hold the GORP world in my hands, the reality is that I'd be crushed without my awesome team
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The Myth of Balance

colleen dyck

I started to become disenchanted with the word "BALANCE" a few years ago. . . I was sick of hearing it coming out of my OWN mouth whenever anyone asked "How do you manage to be married to a crazy farmer, coral 4 wild kids and run an energy bar company?! To which I'd always reply. . "well, ya know. . . it's all about balance."

The more I said it, the more annoyed I got with myself. What I came to realize is that it was a pat answer to a question I actually had NO IDEA how to even confront. . .and over the years I've found myself internally scoffing at the word!

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November 12, 2018


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Do The Work

My vision for GORP has often clashed with reality. While the business has grown, it has also been in a constant state of struggle the entire time. We started in the basement of my home with maybe 30 stores in our first year and now we've been on the market for almost 7 years, and are distributed across our amazing country.
It's been hard to see it as a success (and maybe it's not!) because it's NEVER made sense or felt remotely easy, not once.
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