Before I tell you about what I do and how I do it, I want to talk about something far more important.
I want to talk about why I do everything I do.
I Want To Inspire You To Live Your Business Dream!
I believe you have it in you to be great.
Take a moment and let that sink in.
I believe that your business is the way you deliver your gifts to the world around you.
It doesn’t matter if your business is your full-time passion, or if you do your business on the side around a full-time job or family.
What matters is that you do “that thing you do” and share your gifts with the world.
These are the people who need you, the ones who have problems that you can solve better than anyone else.
The people who need you are waiting for you to show up and help them.
It’s Time For You To Show Up Big!
What does it mean to show up big in your business?
It means that you:
- Build relationships with a community of people who love what you do and how you do it
- Anticipate what your customers need so they feel understood and appreciated
- Deliver quality products and services that solve real problems
- Provide an outstanding customer experience in every single interaction with your business
- Deliver more than you promise so you delight your customers
This is what an amazing company looks like and acts like.
You make this magic happen when you show up big in your business.
There are three key ingredients for showing up big in your business.
1You must have a vision for creating and running a first-class business.
2You must tap into the power of business technologies to do some of the heavy work for you.
3You must have the courage to try new things and put yourself and your business out there in a newer, bigger way than before.
It all starts with your vision.
If you have the vision of a small business, you will get a small business. It takes a big vision to grow a big business.
What Do You Need To Get There?
Everyone needs a little help.
Are you looking for someone to help you:
- Catch a vision for growing your business to be all that you dream (and more),
- Reach the people who love what you do
- Effectively use your gifts and talents to make the world a better place
- Find the courage within yourself to grow yourself and your business
I’m you gal! This is what I do!!
It all starts with the vision. It’s about knowing what is possible. I can show you what is possible for your business online.
When you get a glimpse of what you business can be, your eyes spark, your heart expands, and you feel a wave of pure joy come over you.
Your vision drives you to the next level in your business.
But the best part is — after this happens, you can never shrink back to where you were before.
Catching the vision is the first step of your journey to living your business dream.
How Did I Get Here?
I didn’t start out as a business coach. (This isn’t my first rodeo.)
I have been self-employed since 1995.
I started my business journey working deep inside information technology (IT) projects. It was my pleasure to work with amazing clients like IBM, Walt Disney, American Express, The Dial Corporation, and many others along the way. Before that, I was a corporate IT trainer. And before that, a classroom computer teacher.
Back in 1995, we were adjusting to the internet and building our first company websites. Mark Zuckerberg was 11. While I’m sure he was rocking the 5th grade chess club (or whatever child geniuses do at that age), Facebook wasn’t even part of his daydreams.
In 2008, when social media burst into my world, I was a small business owner with more than a decade of business success under my belt. I’d built up a company to multiple 6-figures, had people working for me, and had plans for world domination in my niche.
As often happens in life, things didn’t quite work out the way I had planned.
I got a fresh start. I created a new vision for how to deliver “that thing I do” to the world around me.
A New Vision. A New Business.
I took what I knew about business technology, about running a small business, and about teaching people how to use technology–and I created The Social Media DIY Workshop.
I also brought my experience from struggling to get a vision for my business, figuring how to make my business grow, and the painful experience of rebuilding after a business failure.
If you are scared, if you feel stuck, or if you feel frustrated in your business, I can help. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. I’ve worn out the t-shirt.
And I found the solutions on the other side.
I know the territory. I’ve found the traps (because I fell into them). I also found the stepping stones and the passages out of the swamps.
I’ve successfully reinvented myself and my business after losing my nerve and my confidence. And depleting my bank account.
If I can do it, you can do it.
And I can show you how to do it quicker, better, faster and easier because of what I learned from my experiences.
Through the Social Media DIY Workshop, I’ve been honored to help thousands of small business people grow their business.
I’ve done it by giving them my one-two-three punch. This is how I can help you:
1 I give you a vision for what is possible.
2 I provide the tools and information to make your business dream into reality.
3 I inspire you to put what you learn into action.
I’m not a kid. I’m a seasoned professional with decades of experience doing what I’m doing. I did it first for myself, and then for my clients. And now for you.
In fact, I only teach what I actually do. In other words, I talk my walk. And that’s all I talk about.
With me, you get the benefit of my experiences. I tell you what I’ve tried, what worked for me, what didn’t work, and how to avoid the potholes in the road that caught me by surprise.
Can I Help You Grow Your Business?
That’s the important question for you to ask. It’s a question you answer with both your head and your heart.
Here’s what you need to know about me.
Most of these tools you can learn and master yourself with a little help. I’ll take the mystery out of these tools so you know how they work and how they help you grow your business.
While I believe strongly in the do-it-yourself approach, some tools are best left to the professionals.
You can take on the do-it-yourself work that fits your skills and aptitudes, and learn enough about the rest to become an educated consumer.
For example, you may never build your own website, but I can make you comfortable when you hire someone to build your website.
I’ll explain what you need to know without any jargon or unnecessary details.
This way, you have the big picture of how these tools work together to create your online business presence.
Use this information to prioritize what is essential to work on next for your business. And decide which tools you will tackle yourself, and which tools you will hire someone to help you build.
It’s all about making educated decisions that work for your unique business challenges.
It’s not about earning a living. It’s about creating a life.
When you are doing work that engages you, you feel joy. You feel gratitude. You see how what you do helps people and makes the world a better place.
It’s a reason to get up in the morning!
And when you make money by doing “that thing you do” and contributing to the world, your life becomes magical. It’s a dream come true.
That’s how I feel about my business and my life. And I want you feel that way, too.
It’s not selfish to want to be happy! In fact, you can’t give something valuable to the world when you are needy. You must take care of yourself first.
No one expects you to feed the hungry from your empty cupboard. Find your happiness, and then you have the energy, the strength, and the wisdom to turn and serve others.
When you start a business, you start on a journey where you are intimately involved with every business activity. There’s no distinction between business challenges and personal challenges.
You and your business are linked together, even after you have employees and others working with you. Your character qualities become your business qualities. Your personality becomes your business culture.
Your business is an extension of you, and becomes one of the greatest ways that you can contribute your gifts and talents to the world around you.
I can help you find the balance between work time and personal time. That’s something I have struggled to find and maintain. And it’s extremely important for your health and peace of mind (and the health of your business).
We are all more successful by working together and helping each other than we ever could be working alone and independently.
If you are the only person in your business, it doesn’t mean that you are working alone. You can pull in other like-minded people to build synergy so that everyone benefits.
When we share our unique gifts with the world, we help others and open ourselves up to let others help us.
Business success is not a race. The first person to succeed doesn’t get the only prize.
Instead, when we help each other find success in our separate businesses, we get our own success and we get to share in the success of others.
That’s living the dream.
I make it easy for you to try a sample of my work.
Sign up for my next free webinar. After the webinar, you’ll know right away if I’m the person you want to work with to grow your business.
If you feel in your heart right now that we are a right fit, sign up for my Business Success webinar library program.
It’s the perfect way to start working with me.
You’ll get the full library of free webinars, along with additional support that helps you squeeze the most benefit from each webinar.
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