Day 126 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has been rewarding. My business is growing and I’m excited that I’m able to live my purpose and turn a profit. That said, though I earned an Associates of Applied Business degree in Interior Design back in the early 90s, as a new entrepreneur who started my business over a decade into the new millennium, saying things have changed is a colossal understatement. Thankfully, my master’s degree in Leadership and Coaching included a course on starting a coaching practice, so I have that knowledge and have been putting it to use. Still, I felt like I could use some additional practical application tips and guidance to get me to the next level. Something like Business 101 or a business bootcamp would be awesome! Where do I sign up?
I’ve always been enamored with female entrepreneurs like Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay, and did a lot of research on her while in graduate school. In fact, my capstone project for was on Pink Collar Professionals (I just have to capitalize it) using entrepreneurialism to shatter the glass ceiling. And as any of you who read my posts regularly know, Rachel Ashwell, the founder of Shabby Chic, has been one of the most influential women in my life. I own every book she’s ever written and most of the magazines that feature her work. She took a small business and turned it into an empire. Then lately there’s Joanna Gaines of Magnolia Homes and HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame who’s done the same. The book, The Magnolia Story inspired me to finally stop dreaming about my own business and to start doing it. In a short period of time I’ve gone from doing it on the side to going after it full-throttle. A business bootcamp is definitely in order…
That’s why tonight when I visited my local Christian bookstore, Life Way, to find a new novel for this weekend, a book in the Leadership section seemed to have my name written all over it. Business Boutique, by Christy Wright, is a Dave Ramsey (of financial wellness fame) publication. It’s subtitle: “A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves”, reached right off the shelf and grabbed me. My business bootcamp! I thought as I snatched it up. I couldn’t wait to get home and dive in. Now that I’ve read the Foreword and Introduction, I’m mentally preparing myself to be in business bootcamp training mode until I’ve read it cover to cover.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick who’s a self-proclaimed life-learner and entrepreneur, I adore a book that’s not only going to give me information, but is going to provide action steps so that I can put the info to use. I hope some of you are willing to follow me on my journey whether you’re just interested or are embarking on an entrepreneurial venture of your own. Either way, though the book is called Business Boutique, I’m approaching ti like business bootcamp. That just feels right. I’m looking forward to my training time, especially since I wasn’t drafted. I enlisted willingly and am glad to do my duty since it’s Pink Collar Savvy, Chic and self-imposed.
If you’re interested in the book, you can learn more at http://www.BusinessBoutique.com.
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach