Ask yourself a few questions and let’s find out….
Are you a fearlessly fabulous woman who in spite of her apprehension, in spite of her worries and all sorts of anxiety took the plunge and created her own business?
Are you the sort of woman who has laid awake at night plotting and planning your business right down to the tiniest detail?
When everyone and their mother was telling you that NO, this business idea of yours would never work, was the voice in your heart enthusiastically cheering you on and shouting, "Oh hell yes it will!!!"
When you think about the business you have created or plan to create does a tiny little smile suddenly appear on your face?
Do you take every single aspect of your company so personally that somewhere along the way it morphed into a very natural extension of who you are?
When given the opportunity to talk to people about your business do you feel a fabulous flame suddenly ignite deep inside you and somehow it just seems to burn brighter the more you talk?
If money were no object and you could continue to run your business without ever having to make a dime would you absolutely do it anyway?
If you answered yes to any or all of the questions above, then you my dear are a “Soul” Proprietor….not merely a “sole” proprietor, the title you have for tax reasons, but yes, a way down deep, gladly, enthusiastically and tirelessly worked your fingers to the bone to get here, live and breathe your business SOUL PROPRIETOR and I am so glad that you're here!!!
There is nothing more exhilarating and terrifying then stepping out onto the ledge of entrepreneurship….I know this from personal experience. The highs and lows of running your own company are as challenging as they are amazing and you and I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything!
But let’s be honest, sometimes it gets a little lonely out there in Soul Proprietor Land….your family thinks this idea of yours is crazy, your friends can’t relate to this fiery passion you have and try though you might, it’s been really hard trying to find other like-minded women who fundamentally “get” this dream of yours.
I can absolutely relate. Having been in my own business for close to 14 years I know how hard it is to connect with other women who don’t work for themselves. I know what it feels like when you’re so excited about a record setting sales day or an amazing new product idea and you can’t wait to call your best friend to tell her and she isn’t nearly as excited as you would have liked her to be.
Back when I originally laid out my idea for the Tell a Girlfriend Network I envisioned this fantastic virtual place where business owners would show up, applaud one another, buy each other’s products and run screaming into the night to tell THEIR girlfriends all about you. I had this notion that if I could pull a fabulous group of inspiring women together then maybe if we worked really hard we could make an amazing difference in the world and empower other women just enough to realize the value of their own dreams….. Frankly, I still think it was a great idea and one that I remain passionate about, but it didn’t quite turn out the way I planned.
When things don’t work the way you want them to, but the original idea won’t seem to go away, I believe that’s when you have to sit back, reshuffle the deck and start over again. So here we are.
Fearlessly Fabulous Soul Proprietor is dedicated to you. It is a place where I hope to share my entrepreneurial experiences with you, offer a bit of sage advice and do whatever I can to help you keep that way-down-deep fire burning and always guiding you forward! My wish is that we will come together here in the spirit of true support, encouragement, celebration and inspiration, share what we have learned, ask the questions we have been dying to ask and if all goes as planned get the tools we need to achieve whatever our version of success might be.
I am so happy that you found your way here. If there is anything I can do to help you on your journey as a Soul Proprietor I am always just a phone call or an email away and I promise you that if I don’t have the answer I will find a way to get it for you!
You are never alone on this entrepreneurial adventure of yours! I wish you all the success in the world and cant wait to learn more about you! If you’re anywhere near the Western Suburbs of Illinois I hope that you will find the time to join us at one of our COMING SOON Soul Proprietor Monthly Get Togethers!!
Sending you a big hug, an enormous box of chocolates, and a whole lot of love!