So once upon a time, I wrote a blog post about managing "blank spaces" on your resume due to childcare or illness and I want to say now that I did not have a clue about the illness blank space. I got the parenthood one as I had taken time off to care for my children when they were super young but I had never dealt with an illness. Almost a year after I wrote this post https://www.thenextstep1234.com/blog/transitioning-back-to-the-workforce I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watch the video below to learn what I want to do to help others who have been through hell and back with cancer get "work ready" again. Thanks so much!
I recently have been thinking about my own next step in a new light. I was shying away and actually downright against being an entrepreneur anymore due to the unsteadiness of income and the putting of self out there that must be done to be a small business owner but then the more I think about it, the more I realize that I am so far out there in terms of my life, my truth and who I am that I could not get much further out.
A new opportunity has come up for me to use some of the skills I am so good at to help an organization with their social media marketing. I rock at Twitter, Instagram and of course, the piece de resistance, blogging. It is through these methods that I still, despite NOT promoting this site beyond my Twitter feed have had over 3.2 million page views this past year (I stopped actively being an entrepreneur in July 2016) and over 100k unique visitors. I spent time today updating this site and even making some new pages and other updates throughout. I am still a college and career readiness expert, still available for resumes and cover letters and LinkedIn overhauls but I am definitely thinking my real sweet spot, my real calling is as a social media expert helping small businesses reach new customers and unlock their potential. As a writer, I can create engaging blog posts that are then shared through other social media channels all to make your small business known and followed by people who will shop with you.
I have a lot more stuff up my sleeve that I am working on for a spring rollout, what do you think? Have you noticed how hard it is for entrepreneurial spirits to die? How did you do your comeback?
Lisa Vento Nielsen