Last November, I went to Chattanooga, TN for Blueprint Summit by Shanna Skidmore. BP Summit is the in-person retreat associated with The Blueprint Model. Learning from women who have walked in my shoes and are on the other side was so inspirational. This year Shanna and her team brought in speakers such as Emily Thompson from Being Boss, Erin Loechner, Design for Mankind, and Emily Jeffords, Artist. It was such a joy to meet and learn from those I’ve followed for many years.
Earlier in the year, I completed The Blueprint Model, an online course for business, finances, and creating a life you want to live. I was in a place of feeling pressure to make a financial contribution to my family consistently and also didn’t know where to take my business. I heard about Blueprint and immediately signed up. Finances do not come easy for me but I wanted to figure it out and be successful with them each month. After finishing the course, I learned so much more than I expected. I have a new found confidence and know that I am on the right track.
It was such a joy to spend time with old friends and meet new ones. There’s something about finding your community that makes this whole entrepreneurial journey so worth the hard work and low times. I have strong women that I can call anytime if I’m stuck on something or just need to run an idea past them. I walked into 2019 with not only big dreams but a financial plan and business plan. I now have room to spend more time with my family and focus on my clients.
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