For years I have been listening to LuAnn Nigara's podcast "A Well Designed Business" and it has changed the way I do business as an Interior Designer. Whether you are a new designer or a seasoned one, each episode opens your eyes to new ideas and ways to do business. Each person is unique and each entrepreneur does it differently.Read More
My co-authors and I have been working on a fabulous new book that launched on February 6. It’s designed for the emerging entrepreneur who is ready to step out, step up, and step into what they feel called to do in business. I am super excited and I just wanted to share it with you guys.
The name of the book is Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition, Vol. 6.
Each chapter takes you on journeys of real life lessons, obstacles, think tank processes, disappointments, and the victories of 12 successful female entrepreneurs who turned their brand into catalysts for their business successes. I can’t wait for you to read it and GROW!
We answer some of the following questions:
How have you defined your voice in your market?
What three things do you wish you had known when you started?
What makes you a woman of impact?
What advice would you give someone who is wanting to take their business to the next level?
What 3 characteristics describe what made you successful and why?
I have found that the best way to learn is from those that have gone before you. I share the challenges I face as an entrepeneur as well as the joys and rewards of being in business for yourself. I share the story of my childhood living overseas and how that shaped and formed me to become an Entrepeneur.
If you are just getting started out there as an Entrepeneur, or are considering starting a business, this book will be very helpful.
I hope that the the things I share about my experiences as a business owner will inspire you.
I wrote a poem for my book launch, as part of my speech. My husband said I should share it, so here goes......
CONNECTING LIFE AND HOME
by Ruthie Staalsen
HOME is where we get carried across the threshold for the first time,
or bring our babies home from the hospital.
It’s where we gather around our table laughing so hard it hurts
and where dad flashes the porch light indicating it’s time to bring in his daughter……pronto.
It’s where your friend calls and tells you she has cancer
and where we evaluate life’s tough questions and instill values and traditions.
HOME is where we get encouragement over a cup of earl gray tea
or cry tears nobody else can see.
It’s where we stand together in our kitchen, united as a family, praying for a hurting loved one.
It's where we watch our kids drive away for the first time
and where your dog snores louder than your husband.
HOME is where good friends cook breakfast for dinner just because they love the experience of being together.
HOME is where you hope to hear the words, “Mom, I got accepted into nursing school!”
and HOME is a haven where we can let our guards down.
It is our refuge, our strength, and our safe place.
As an interior designer, I have the honor of creating beautiful environments so that these memories and traditions can take place.
It’s a joy, a gift, and a privilege.
You can order my book by clicking this link: http://store.decrenew.com
A big shout out to Kimmberly Pitts, Founder of Ulmpact Publishing Group for compiling this wonderful book. http://www.uimpactpublishing.com