today i’m stepping in to share something a bit more personal in the biz ladies column. when we launched d*s consulting last month i got to hear from close to a thousand of you about your biggest hopes, dreams, fears, and questions. i can’t tell you how comforting it was to hear so many of my own concerns (past & present) about running your own business, and to feel like so many of us have the same issues and could really learn from each other. because i wasn’t able, physically, to consult with everyone on the list, i decided to create a series of videos to address their most commonly asked questions: how to make the leap from part time to full time business owner, how to stay balanced and focused, and how i turned d*s from a one-woman part time blog to a full-time job with a team of contributors.
i shared these three videos with the consulting list last month and today i thought it might be helpful to share them here as well. so today i’ll be sharing the first two videos: how i got started and turned d*s into my full-time job, and my advice for making the leap from part time to full time job. the first video (how i got started) is the longest in the series, about 10 minutes long, and the second (advice about PT to FT) is about 4 minutes long. i know it can be tough to listen at work, so if you want to watch these on your ride home (riding, not driving, of course) they’re available at the youtube links below for watching on your phone. i’ll be sharing the third video soon (advice for staying focused and balanced), so stay tuned for that in the next week or two. thanks again to all of the consulting list members who shared their biggest fears and questions with me- reading through those forms was a very touching and emotional process for me. it brought me back to my highest and lowest points with running d*s and it’s been such a joy to work with so many of you to learn from each other’s experiences.
CLICK HERE to watch the first two videos after the jump, or get the YouTube links to watch later
Video One: How I Got Started and Turned D*S into a Full Time Job
(Youtube link to watch on a phone, etc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbHc4JlKwKs)
Video TWO: My Advice for Going Full Time with Your Business
(Youtube link to watch on a phone, etc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aa4Us-StwE)