AN EASY WAY TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WORK + LIVE LIFE ON YOUR OWN TERMS
I started my business in September 2015. I quit my day job as an agency art director and busted out on my own. Only it didn't exactly feel like "busting out". It mostly felt like sitting down at my computer in my tiny studio apartment and trying to figure out what to do next. How would I find clients? How would I make enough money? How would I create this life I always knew I needed and wanted to have?
It wasn't that I thought I couldn't do it. I knew I could. I just didn't totally know how.
So I read blog posts and scoured Pinterest for biz advice and tried to do what I could on my own. Then I got an email from Kathleen Shannon, who I'd been following for a while over at Braid Creative. Her email was promoting a new podcast she was starting all about how to "be boss". Um, yes please. I started listening to her podcast, Being Boss, and it literally changed the trajectory of my business completely.
Along with her co-host, Emily Thompson, they shared all kinds of practical advice. How to price your services, how to create and grow a newsletter list, how to marry who you are and what you do in an authentic way so that you can attract your "wolf pack" - it was all there. They offered so much killer, free content on the podcast that I decided to sign up for their Clubhouse. The Being Boss Clubhouse was basically a more intensive version of the podcast with more worksheets, checklists and advice from these two biz experts. It was invaluable.
Now they've put all that good info from the Clubhouse (worksheets and all!) into a book. And it's only $21! You guys, if I could give advice on how to take control of your work if you're a new business owner (or even in your first few years), I would simple tell you to grab this book and POUR through it. I wish it had been released when I was starting my business. It would have saved me so much time and $$$$.
It's important for me to note that this is NOT AN AFFILIATED POST. If you decide you want to pick up a copy of the book, I will see $0 of that. I just want to share this resource with you if you are feeling anything like I felt in September 2015. Because it's hard and I really, truly get that.