So I took a recent getaway and did some #unplugging as per my own #profadvice and it was really great. It led to me be more invigorated and ready to tackle some new challenges and some new adventures than I thought it would. I did not foresee that a few days away would really lead to so much new energy but it did.
As an entrepreneur who also still works as a K-12 teacher, an educator and who designs and builds out content for training sessions, seminars, blog posts oh and also has a home life to manage, it can be tough to manage my time effectively and sometimes even to prioritize what to spend my limited "free" time on so having that break really helped me focus and prioritize for the next few weeks. I am hoping it extends and lasts even longer but I will let you know.
The extra focus I was able to gain from my getaway had me thinking about my business model and my business plan. So much of my identity and skill set is wrapped up in my teaching and public speaking skills. I am just still amazing by the amount of opportunities that have arisen for me as an entrepreneur and small business owner as a direct result of these skills. I knew when I first started doing resumes as a side gig almost fifteen years ago that I would someday like to do courses and seminars to bring my knowledge to more people - it is a big part of why as a professor I have always brought in real life experience and resume development and more to all of my courses. That being said, I do not think I could have predicted the partnership with Wagner College Office for Lifelong Learning. As I just received a copy of the press release they created regarding my classes and seminars, I am sharing it here because I am so proud and excited. I am also just so sore from pinching myself because it seems like a dream!
I love getting in front of people and sharing my ideas, wisdom and more and I think there will be more announcements coming over the next few months. It is exciting to have a business and to be passionate about it but most of all, it is just awesome to (hopefully) help many people with the skills and talents that I have spent so many years cultivating. I also love working one on one with my clients who find me through my blog, word of mouth and twitter. It has been amazing to see my web traffic spike - I shared the photo of my spike in visitor traffic recently on Instagram. Oh yes, I am on Instagram now so please follow me there, too at thenext_step123.
I cannot wait to see more clients and teach my seminars over the next few weeks and months. I do hope to see you there! What are you waiting for? Take your next step with me.
Why are you an entrepreneur? What is the best part of it for you? How did your business plan help you build your business? Let me know in the comments or via tweet or chat. Happy Hunting!
Lisa Vento Nielsen