Posts tagged entrepreneurship
Feeling Accomplished When You Didn't Actually Accomplish Much

I just completed one of those super productive days. You know the ones where you tick off more things on your list than you ever thought possible. Those rare days where you make significant progress on several projects.

Where you pat yourself on the back. Walk with that “I got this” stride and feel...accomplished.

I love these days.

I feel good about myself on these days. I can trick myself into believing even for just a moment that I’ve got my sh*t together.

Here’s the thing...

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Creation is messy & risky & winding & ALWAYS worthwhile

If you’ve been with me a while you’ve heard me talk about Deeper Than Words. I’ve been creating it for the last couple of YEARS (yes, you read that right).

I first offered it as a self-paced online course. It was the same as every other self-paced online course. And it promised to help you write your website in 5 weeks.

I delivered it once.

Received AMAZING feedback.

Aaaaannnnnddd…..

it became that project that kinda sat on the shelf and looked at me with side-eye. So I got busy creating the Heartlines Shop (which was super fun and a fabulous distraction). But every time I thought about delivering Deeper Than Words again….the energy just drained out of me.

And yet, I KNEW there was amazing content in there. I KNEW it could help women connect to and shape the voice of their brand.

But another self-paced copywriting course?? *eye roll*

I wanted to do something DIFFERENT. And it took me a helluva long time to figure out what that might look like and how to resurrect it from the ashes of the original Deeper Than Words course.

I’m here to tell you I finally figured it out.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

My love/ hate relationship with Facebook Groups.

We all know that participating in Facebook groups can be great for business. Showing up and adding value, demonstrating your knowledge, supporting and encouraging fellow entrepreneurs, soaking up the wisdom from people in different fields.

When it all goes well. . .it’s a powerful resource, a way to stay connected, discover people doing seriously cool shit, get fresh perspectives and serve without an agenda.

At one point I belonged to 100+ Facebook groups and I’ve run a couple as well (admittedly they were very small and for a very specific purpose).

Here’s what I’ve learned about myself navigating the ever-changing landscape of Facebook groups as an entrepreneur.

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This is the Beginning of Everything

This is my 100th blog post!  

Which I discovered completely by accident when I was redesigning all of my previous blog titles for the Heartlines relaunch happening next week.

Not gonna lie, it feels...significant.  Like the 100th episode of your favourite TV show.  And naturally, it demands a little reflection, as do all our biz milestones, right? So I sat down & asked myself what my 2015 self would be surprised to learn from the journey.  Here's what I never realised when I started...

Entrepreneurship is a path to personal growth.

Honestly 2+ years ago I just wanted a way to earn some extra cash while I stayed home with my kids.  I wanted a way to replace the income I earned from teaching so I never had to go back to the classroom unless it was my choice.

I didn't know it would change me.

I had no idea how much it would ask of me.

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