I had ALWAYS wanted to start my own business. I was a born entrepreneur and have been constantly thinking of new innovative ideas and ways to get things done. When I was employed with a company, I still had that same ambition. But often times found myself at odds with other employees or even management because I was always pushing for new ideas and ways to get things done. So when it came time to finally put my life into my own hands and deciding I would be my own boss, I felt I was ready to take on the world! Yea...dreamy right?
With lots of momentum at first things seemed like they would be fun and exciting! But I will tell you, when it came time to ACTUALLY starting my legit business, quieting my paying job and deciding this was it, I was not ready for the challenge that laid ahead. I have a small child, I had no money put away, we were renting and the rent was only going up! I had no idea where to start.
I spent almost two years "teaching" myself how to start my business. I spent MONTHS researching "how to Start a Business, how to Register a Business, how to get a Tax ID number, how to be legally compliant, how to create a business account. Once I had that set up I spent more months on how to build a website ( this one took the MOST time, no tech background here) How to Brand, how to build my Social Media following....How to drive my self nuts and loose all my hair because of the level of stress and no one to ask questions too and get some real answers. But I would get to spend hours upon hours in from of the computer thinking "what the heck am I doing...?" Okay...rant over.
Had I had someone I trusted or that I felt could give me good answers or some basic direction, I could have not wasted almost a year trying to get my business off the ground. On top of that I made EVERY.SINGLE.MISTAKE in the book and some that were pretty costly ( Yikes).
As my company grew, I got to spend the next few years meeting some great women who, like me, were now trying to get their dreams into works. I would get the question quite often " how did you get started?" or even " who made your business cards?" ( which I made myself with the help of Vistaprint). I actually started to love seeing progress from my fellow lady dreamers as they started to gain momentum in their ideas. As time went on I found myself more and more interested in helping others and started to realize I wanted to be able to help even more women move towards success.
With this lifestyle page I will try to give you all the best tools I can find and the most free information that I think can be helpful.
My approach to coaching is a little different ( I think) then most coaches. I have been through the trenches and failed and succeed! I don't fancy coach's that want to help small business but have never actually ran a small business that didn't start with " I am going to coach small business." I think you have to experience something before you can be ready to teach people about it. This is why everything I teach I either use in my business or have tried and formed an opinion on.
So I started coaching and mentoring. I LOVE hearing about other woman's ideas and how creative they can get. I am passionate about sharing some ideas that worked for me or helping brainstorm some ideas that work for them! Sometimes too what you need is just another gal who can relate.
So connect with a good business coach or feel free to email me about my program! firstname.lastname@example.org