Thanks to all of you who took me up on my offer to trade your “empty-nest” tips with my staging business ones!
This past month has been quite an adjustment for me. Having raised a child entirely on my own, I’ve had little time for anything besides parenting and being an entrepreneur over the past 18 years.
Besides all the emotions of letting my baby move out (too soon), I’m re-learning shopping and cooking for one and exploring how I’ll spend my extra time! Now that business travel is suddenly a possibility for me, I’ve got some speaking opportunities and conferences coming up in the months ahead.
Starting and growing a business is a lot like parenthood.
You feel totally scared and ill-equipped at the beginning. Then you gradually grow into your role as a business owner as your business finds its footing.
Each stage of the growth of your home staging business offers new joys, challenges, and opportunities for self-expression and personal growth.
There is no way to imagine all of these before you start and that’s part of what makes it such a rewarding adventure!
So if you’re sitting on the side-lines waiting to feel “totally ready” or waiting for everything else in your life to be “perfect,” forget it! Just like this never happens before you become a parent, it won’t happen before you start your business.
By all means get the training and coaching needed to understand how to turn your creative talents into an actual staging and redesign business, but accept that you will also continue to learn every day in the future.
I’ve been an entrepreneur for close to 25 years (10 as a home stager) and I continue to learn. Otherwise, I’d be completely bored, wouldn’t you?
In this month’s articles you’ll meet 7 inspiring home stagers, see a great example of how home staging warms up a boxy condo, learn about making a video, plus deal with those “bullies” holding you back from living your dreams.
To read the full articles visit: Home Staging Articles for September 2012.
I hope you enjoy this month’s Staging Diva Dispatch. Please send me your questions or story ideas so that I can cover them in future articles or in the Home Staging Business Report.
P.S. I’m looking for a Southern California home stager for a $850,000 vacant home! Get the job details here.