Indy WiD members: join us at the next members-only event Wed. 2/21 for a Q&A on resume building with Nancy Gutwein, Talent Specialist at @highalphastudio! Discover what’s new in resumes now, while learning tips and strategies to make your resume stand out from the crowd. Link in bio to RSVP. Want to become a WiD member to attend this and other powerful professional development opportunities with fellow digital divas in Indy? Visit womenin.digital/indianapolis/ to get started! #womenindigital#digitaldivas#womenintech#IndyWiD#girlsrule
As we wrap up this work week, I wanted to mini-blog about this idea. This theme has woven itself through many conversations I've had recently with business owners and branding clients. It has also shown up in my social media feeds from other entrepreneurs I follow, and I believe it's a message that the world needs to be reminded of.
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO GREATNESS.
Hard work is what builds ________ [insert the tool, result, dream you want to capture here]. So many people want to have success, but they don't want to invest the work into manifesting that success for themselves. That impatience won't lead them to their best selves or their best life. .
As a provider of marketing and branding services, it's really easy for me to say to a client "Let me do that for you" or "I'll figure it out for you" when a client comes to me. After all, they have a problem, and I can give them a solution. .
However, when a client is actively involved in the development process - when they take the time to think about and answer the hard questions - that's when the magic happens. Because they're taking ownership over THEIR dream, the brand result is more authentic and more likely to withstand the test of time.
I am currently coaching a few branding clients who are ALL IN on the brand development process. They're prioritizing the process, answering big questions, gaining clarity, and making decisions for their brand while we explore their dream in depth. I can't tell you how energized I am when I leave those meetings because I know they're going to be proud of what they built when the process is complete. And I'm proud to be able to walk alongside them on their journey to success!
What are your thoughts on this subject?
Not all my boots are made for going knee deep in mud. These are the ones I wore to this morning’s #womenindigital meeting.
Everyone pulls themselves up by their bootstraps. Which boots do you choose? Some of my clients have different tools in their toolbox. Some moonlight and find that their passion is taking them in a direction their day job can’t. Ready to take that leap? Before you do, use that pre-organization time to gather a team to support the business end of your business, including an attorney! •• #nancyesq#red#boots#bootstraps#fashion#goforit#startup#entrepreneur@plsthnks@storylouisville@womenindigital