I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I’m a builder. A starter. I build things. I literally believe to the core of me that I was created to create. I lay awake at night dreaming of other people’s businesses. It’s a sickness really. Ask anyone that’s close to me. I used to think that all the ideas and connections in my head were all for me, that I was somehow supposed to act on every single dream, website, branding idea, business name, and world need that filled the space I love most… my day-dreams. I used to think that everyone thought like me, that everyone could see where a business was lacking, or why a business name is perfect from the core, or how to create the perfect brand from website, to packaging, to words… but more and more I am finding I was very wrong. I used to think that everyone had my connections and abilities.. so why would anyone need me? Everyone knows how to secure a business name and trademark and website right? Doesn’t everyone know how to fully customize their blog, create all of their own branding, do all of their own photography, marketing, collaborations and presentations?
It’s taken me a long time to realize that’s not true. Nearly a decade actually. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 10 years. I’ve ran successful photography businesses, blogs, retreats, workshops, conferences, a ministry, and now a print and journal shop. All of which, in a very short time were able to sustain my financial needs, and allow me to stay at home with our kids, and provide the life we want. Everything has always come easy for me when it comes to starting businesses and making them profitable. I’m not saying it was easy, it was brutally hard work, late nights, tears, celebrations, all the things that come with being a business owner, but it came to me easily. It was fun. And enjoyable. Hurdles for others don’t feel like hurdles for me. I know now that God has given me the gift of a starter. An innovator. I’m a builder, through and through. And I really need to build things. Like, really. It’s as invigorating to me as a spa day or completing a marathon. I love all things building. It’s the maintaining that brings the struggle for me. And God’s doing miracles in my heart everyday about that.
But here is where you come in. I want to help you build something. Nearly on a weekly basis someone is reaching out to me for some sort of business advice about a new venture they are starting…. and it makes me giddy.. like GIDDY. Sometimes my hubby and I will be driving and I am just sitting silently starring out the window… he’ll ask me what I’m thinking about and I respond… ” So and so text.. they are trying to find a name for their business… and I can’t stop thinking about it.” “Okay.” he says… and on and on and on my mind goes. I seriously live for this stuff. So let’s do this. Let’s build something together. I want to dream with you… and problem solve with you and share my resources with you. It would make me crazy happy to see you succeed in that idea that keeps you up at night.
I decided last fall that I wanted to take on a very small amount of builder sessions every month. I say very small because I seriously put so much of myself into these projects. I’ve worked with several close friends helping them pull together their dreams into realities and I feel like I’m giving birth each time. I want to walk this road with you, and be your cheerleader, advocate, and resource. Ideally we can meet up once or twice a month on Skype and dream and problem solve together until we high five each other at your launch party!
Sound like fun? Send me an email through the blog.. or to firstname.lastname@example.org I would LOVE to dream with you!
Builder sessions are $150 for 1 60 minute skype, $270 for 2 60 minute skypes or $325 for 3 60 minute skypes. Email today to secure your slot