AH Inspired | A Workshop to Inspire & Grow Your Creative BusinessTuesday, March 13, 2012
Happy GORGEOUS Tuesday y'all! I don't know about you but the sunshine is so good for my soul and I have been in a great mood all day long! I'm just going to go ahead and apologize for the lengthy and almost photo-less post, but there is just too much I have to say about what I experienced!
On March 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend the AH Inspired workshop here in Nashville. It was put on by Amber Housley who, by the way, is amazing. She is so full of helpful information and so willing to share it with anyone who will listen. I don't know if you know this or not, but that is a rare thing to find. If you are able, I highly suggest you attend this workshop. Vote here on where AH Inspired should go next.
Amber spoke on many different topics such as things she would tell her former self, branding and marketing, and business operations. The wide array of topics Amber touched on really got me thinking in all sorts of directions. My mind has been going a mile a minute ever since the workshop - in a good way, of course! Amber challenged us and not only spoke on helpful topics but also made us stop and think about what she was saying in terms of ourselves and our companies. One of the main things (there are way too many to name here) I took from Amber was figuring out who my ideal client is. Sometimes I forget that my ideal client isn't myself. She may be parts of me but not all of me. I am working towards nailing down exactly who this said client is and I know it will make a lot of future business decisions easier. She also had us write down our purpose. I actually am pretty happy with what I came up with in the 5-10 minutes she gave us to do so: To help people celebrate life's moments, both big and small, with style, personalization, and without breaking the bank. That right there, in a nutshell, is what I want to do. What I love to do! I still have some tweaking on the actual phrase but overall I'm pretty happy with it! Along with Amber there were 4 other speakers, who were all amazing as well.
Every single one of these inspiring women was so helpful and such a key part in my growth. I can't say enough how thankful I am for people like them who are willing to share their knowledge. This post doesn't even begin to do the workshop justice. I put it off for a week and a half because I wasn't sure how to quite put it into words. Seriously, every day since the workshop I have thought about it, what I learned, and how I am going to turn it into action steps for my business.
Beyond the speakers and the material covered, I was introduced to 20-something other creative and motivated women with big dreams of their own. It was so refreshing to be in a room surrounded by people who just get it. They understand what it is I'm trying to accomplish. They understand the hardships I come across. And most of all they understand how it feels to work for something you want more than anything. I am so thankful to have a network of women I can keep in touch with and cheer on and who will in turn do the same for me!
It was awesome! :)