Let’s be real.. Starting a business can be tough.
You KNOW you have a special gift that needs to be shared with the world, like, yesterday.
Creativity runs through your veins. You eat, sleep and bleed your craft. You’ve even been known to keep a journal by your bed in the event of each and every 3am epiphany. Even your friends tell you you’re INSANE for not taking your side-gig to Level: Serious.
You know you’d feel a million times more fulfilled if you could be doing what you love each and every day.. AND getting paid for it.. AND doing it with a group of people you love as much as they love you.
But how in the ever-loving world do you get started??
Guess what? Sometimes, the Universe really does put you in the right place at the right time.
I get you. And not in that “first-date, best-behavior, agree-with-everything-you-say” way. Like, I truly get you because I’ve not only been there, I’ve permanently forwarded my mail there and am proud to call it my forever-home.
Chasing your dreams is the most fulfilling, scary, passionate, lonely, thrilling, stressful and amazing thing you will ever do. It’s not always pretty– there are no less than eleventy billion moving pieces and unless you’re blessed with a trust fund, smart investments, money tree or wish-granting unicorn, most of those moving pieces are going to be courtesy of you wearing every single hat while bootstrappin’ and clawing your way to success.
But just because you’re a brilliant biz on a budget does not mean that you have to look like it. That’s where I come in 🙂
Choose your own Adventure!
My beginning’s were no different than your’s.
I started Wildcard Media & Marketing in 2015, but the rumblings of my business started long before that. I had been told for years that one day, I would start my own agency and take the world by storm. At the time, I’m pretty sure I laughed, put my earbuds back in and went back to grinding away at whatever I was working on at the time.
I am a dedicated, 100% full-on Capricorn, so not only am I super-obsessed with my work, I’m also super-loyal to whoever I am working with and for. For the first 12 years of my professional life, I knew nothing other than working within a corporate environment and figured that I would eventually die there as well. Probably bent over my keyboard, or possibly while opening yet another can of Monster Energy. Had I always wanted a business of my own? Sure. But the sensible, scaredy-cat, “I want it all– but only if stability is guaranteed” part of me (Remember, typical Cappy here) wasn’t sure if I could ever make the leap.
And the one day, the Universe decided that it was done putting up with my inaction and it kicked me in the rear, MMA-style.
I lost my job. My stability was pulled out from underneath me in the blink of an eye. I spent two weeks throwing myself into a cleaning, cooking, list-making, doing-anything-I-could-possibly-think-of frenzy to escape the reality of my situation. When you’re in your 30’s, you’re supposed to have it all figured out, while still being young enough to fully enjoy it. But instead of living it up with my cool, corporate colleagues, blowing off steam at the end of a busy work week, I was sobbing in the afternoons while watching yet another re-run of Dr. Phil circa 2008 on OWN.
Eventually, I got tired of myself and decided I had to figure out what in the holy crap I was going to do.
Thank to my amazingly supportive family, I decided to take what I’ve learned working with national and international companies and organizations over the years and put them to work on the people I felt truly deserved the wisdom of my experience– small business owners, start ups and entrepreneurs like myself. It was then that Wildcard Media & Marketing was born.
If you want to read the full-length, non-Reader’s Digest version of my business life, read more about me and Wildcard Media & Marketing here.
So, it all starts with a simple “Hello”.
If you’re ready to get this show on the road, all you need to do is click on over to “Work with Wildcard” and fill out the form. Easy-peasy.
Once you send your message, you’ll have the option of setting up free consultation. This is where the magic begins. You’ll receive an intake form which will help me do my homework before our call in order to make the most of our time together. After that, you’ll sit back, relax and wait for our Skype date.
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