Changes

If you’ve been around these parts before, you’ll notice I’ve made some changes. If this is your first time here, Welcome! I’ve made some changes.

Being intentional with my time

I have always been an easy going, go-with-the-flow sorta gal, and I have conditioned myself to live comfortably and avoid stress. This, of course, means I sleep in until whenever on my “days off” and don’t really have a plan for most days. Naps and scrolling the hours away on my phone is a typical day.

Because I still currently work part-time at a “day job” I have been giving into the idea that I need my days off to relax. And during the holiday season in a retail store, it was necessary.

Now that things have slowed down I am making an effort to fill my time rather than let the days flow by. I have literally set office hours for myself in my Google Calendar, and honestly … I feel like a badass boss lady!

I wake up and get ready to have a productive day and so far it has been amazing. I woke up this morning so excited to start working and it really clicked that this is what living the dream feels like.

Narrowing my audience

I’ve always tended to be a people pleaser. In my personal life, this has had its pros and cons. It’s nice helping people and so forth.

From a business perspective, it’s a hindrance. I started this business with a broad audience. I was intent on HELPING ALL THE PEOPLE! Which is a really nice sentiment and if I could, what a wonderful world this would be, right?

However, as a business, I needed to narrow down my audience and I am still struggling with doing so. I changed my homepage to share some of my values and let everyone know who I really want to help.

Could I be even more specific? Oh yeah. I know being broad has been holding me back, and giving me unrealistic expectations. But now I know where to focus a little bit more, I think I’ll see big changes to the business.

Being transparent

Open, honest communication is something I highly value. Being transparent as a business owner can be difficult, but I have decided that’s who I am so that’s what you’ll be getting.

I worried that showing my true values would alienate people and drive possible clients away. But at the end of the day, what I believe in – intersectional feminism, representation for all humans – is way more important than the number of clients.

I want to work with people that care about the same things I do and I am not going to hide my values. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to get political and awkward. I just want people to understand who I am, and understand what my business stands for.

There are more changes to come I’m sure. I have blog posts planned for every Thursday this month, so keep an eye out for next week’s post in which I share some awesome advice from some awesome women!

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