Why Did You Become An Entrepreneur?

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Why did you become an entrepreneur? Have you ever sat down and asked yourself this and actually written down the answer?

Here’s my story.

I became an entrepreneur first because I needed somewhere to place some restless energy I had when I was trying to get over the fact we weren’t going to have more than one child. Sometimes your body tells you this before your brain and heart understand it. So you really need a place to focus the energy until the brain catches up and the heart heals.

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I thought I had a unique skill and opportunity to help people organize their homes and lives. I became a professional organizer. I don’t believe you go into any kind of people business to just make money because there are probably so many easier ways to make money than working with humans who have needs and opinions of their own. I enjoyed my work and experiences with people.

At the same time I was invited write about organizing for a local newspaper’s mom blog with some very talented writers. Once I started writing I realized I how much I had missed it. I loved writing in high school and college, I had just let it go somewhere along the line.

I wrote for the blog for about a year when I realized I wanted to create my own organizing blog to help MORE people that I couldn’t get to locally. I did this while still working as a professional organizer.

Let’s just say my organizing blog blew up fast, in a good way! Suddenly, I was learning all about blogging, writing, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, creating webinars to sell, etc.etc. It was like going to college again but only taking all of the classes you LOVED! I was thoroughly absorbed and fascinated!

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My new entrepreneur goal was to monetize my blog and write full time while subcontracting out professional organizing work. This is what I did for another year. I worked for almost five years as an organizer. After about a year of sub contracting work out I realized I wanted to let that part of the business go and focus on the blog and creating courses to help people learn all that I had learned.

Things were going great! But at some point I realized I wasn’t actually writing what I wanted to be writing about anymore. I was burnt out of the How To type of posts. I wanted to write about why we do things instead of how to do them.

So I evolved again from my organizing blog to just blogging under my name. At the same time I was getting many inquiries on doing virtual assistant (VA) work for people and entrepreneur coaching. I fully believe when God hands you a gift you receive it! I began to take these jobs and realized while I love do some VA work on the side, coaching entrepreneurs and helping them grow their business was it for me! I LOVE IT!

In the past year I became really attracted to studying about mindset growth and manifesting everything you want. You can already tell from what I’ve said when I find a topic that interests me I dive right in! I love being a lifelong student. Now, I have integrated the entrepreneur coaching with the mindset coaching and found my CALLING!

The point of me sharing my story with you is to let you know that most of the time the entrepreneur’s journey isn’t a straight line but more like a curvy windy path with roadblocks and dead ends along the way. But it’s also filled with amazing experiences, education, and joy!

I would LOVE if you shared your entrepreneur journey with me!

Don’t forget,

#ShowUpDaily
#LiveYOurPurpose
#LeadFromWithin

~Autumn

 

10 Ways My Husband Supports My Dreams

10 WAYS MY HUSBAND SUPPORTS MY DREAMS | AutumnLeopold.com| Mindset, message, self sabotage, self improvement, business, business tips, entrepreneurs, startup, solopreneur, mompreneur, biz, girlboss, ladyboss, productivity, momlife, moms

Lately, all of the mindset work has me thinking about all of the wonderful things I have in my life. Things I am grateful for and that are irreplaceable. Like the simple fact that I’ve always had my husbands support for my my business endeavors, my hobbies, my creative ideas and just about anything I choose to do. So I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know how thankful I am to have such a wonderful husband and father to our son!

10 WAYS MY HUSBAND SUPPORTS MY DREAMS | AutumnLeopold.com| Mindset, message, self sabotage, self improvement, business, business tips, entrepreneurs, startup, solopreneur, mompreneur, biz, girlboss, ladyboss, productivity, momlife, moms

Here are 10 ways my husband supports me:

He’s gotten up between 3:30am and 5:30 am for the last 16 years to work to support our family.

He loans me money without discussion (well most of the time)!

He sacrifices his time with me and cares for our son when I have to work late.

He understands growing a business/dream takes time and tries (very hard) not to get frustrated.

He offers to proofread my blogs for me and I need to take him up on it so he will actually read them (plus I’ve had poor editing of my own posts as of late).

He’s ALWAYS excited about my new ideas!

He LOVES seeing me excited and passionate about my writing!

He loves that I am showing our son that moms work hard too.

He realizes that the coaching and education I receive for my business also helps me grow as a person.

He is still here loving and supports me daily!

Thank you my sweet husband, David.

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XOXO Autumn

No Excuses: Pushing Through What’s Holding You Back + 4 Videos

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I’ve decided to do a little experiment this month and post one video blog per day on top of whatever other written blogs posts I have. This first video is is about having no excuses! It’s about pushing forward this month in business, home, and personal life.

In this video series, I’ll be talking about all business tips, life lessons, blogging, monetizing, and I’ll be keeping it real about the new direction I’m taking in my life and business. I want to give you some motivation, support and an accountability partner if you need one! I hope you’ll join me on this #NoExcuses journey!

No Excuses

Video Blog 1

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What are some of your excuses and what do you need to do to get past them? #NoExcuseNovember

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More Videos:

Video Blog #2: What the Hell Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

Video Blog #3: Not Gonna Be a Sucker Anymore

Video Blog #4: Don’t Waste Your Email List!

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XO

Autumn

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