Building a business is hard freakin’ work. Anyone who wants to believe differently is, ummm, not being truthful (at the very least). As my friend Amber notes, working hard is way different than hard work.
Still…business construction takes guts, commitment and focus.
A few mentors along the way to help you figure out the nuts and bolts, help you find your voice and provide communities where you fit in are more priceless than the perfect chandelier in a new house. Have I got a group of ladies that are gonna fill this bill and more. Time to dive into the grab bag and see who our guests are this week!
Tara Gentile is all about right-brained businesses and helping them make money. She does in this in many ways including her fabulous Art of Earning guide, but what has got me all excited right now is her KickStart Labs adventure. The site says it better than I could…“Kick Start Labs is where cutting-edge business thinking meets practical resources for marketing, branding, sales, and development.” Annndddd…to kick it off (hee hee I crack myself up ) you can register for a FREE 10-part course on better blogging.
Natalie McNeil started a little blog in 2008 to capture her business and life adventures: building a business while traveling the world. Holy schmoly, how it has grown! She Takes on the World is an amazing community with fabulous contributors and almost endless resources. There is so much good stuff here it is hard to know where to start (because the “Start Here” is under construction at this moment)…so I recommend the “Empire Building” part of the blog. There are really great posts on all parts of your business construction. Rather get inspired with a book in hand? You can! “She Takes on the World” is hot off the press. I got my copy as soon as it came out and am currently devouring it (ok, not really eating it – but you knew that right? Right?)
Anyone who calls herself the “When I Grow Up Coach” has my vote right outta the gate. Michelle Ward is that coach. She has all kinds of stuff to help you as you figure out what you wanna be – including making that move into building a business from corporate (sometimes) purgatory. One piece of what Michelle offers is the Clubhouse – group coaching at a whole new level. It is all about finding the best team for you and rockin’ your creative business. Really – how can you not love a program that has Team Coolness, Team Badass and Team Amazeballs? That doesn’t even touch on the great stuff that is actually included (you can go here to check that out).
I gotta tell ya – I am pretty much in awe of all these powerhouses. As you do your own business construction, think of them as your project supervisors, your expert engineers, your building inspectors…except maybe wwwaaaayyyyy nicer and a whole lot less stuffy. Oh, and I bet they smell better, too
YOUR turn…who inspires you in your business construction? Share it in the comments!Pin It