It’s not in the typical way, and I didn’t do it alone (even though this is a one-woman show)
Let’s go back to early 2020 – I’m in New York, unhappily living with my ex boyfriend in his parent’s basement on Long Island, working with twins and a needy preemie as a full time nanny where I don’t make ANY money. For me, things were pretty terrible. Looking back on my time spent there, I’m not sure why or how I did it for so long. But I knew that wasn’t it for me.
I’d already taken courses and classes on how to code and design, but I held that stuff in my back pocket for when I knew I’d eventually need to use it. Lo and behold, I end up having to self isolate for 21 DAYS back home in Maryland where I had only me, myself, and my laptop in a guest bedroom day in and day out. I was going stir crazy. It was at that moment that I decided to “fix” my website. And while I was busy straightening it up, I decided to look for a business coach and a way to kickstart my design and development business. I took it as a sign that it was time to make a change.
After only a few months of coaching, tons of mindset shifting, and surrounding myself with a small handful of people who were doing the same if not better than me in their businesses, I was able to quit my job and take my design business full time. If you’d have asked me a year ago about where I thought I’d be, I wouldn’t have said running a 6-figure design business and doing all the things I used to only dream of being able to do (even something as simple as not having to wake up to an alarm ever again)
How did YOU start your business? What are you able to do now that you never thought you would do? Tell me in the comments!
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