I write about simplicity, health, and capsule wardrobes, and once in a while, I write about my work. I’m really grateful I enjoy what I do because that wasn’t always the case. Here are 4 things you probably didn’t know about me and my work.
1. I started bemorewithless.com with the intention of turning it into the heart of my life’s work.
Some people start a blog as a hobby or creative outlet, others as a way to stay in touch with friends and family. Those are great reasons to blog, but from the moment I started this site almost 8 years ago, I knew it would be my work. I wasn’t sure how, or what it would look like, but I knew why and that was enough.
2. My former employers told me I would never be as successful on my own as I would be working for them.
Oh, how wrong they were. Even if we completely removed money from the equation here, I am so much more successful. When I gave my notice in October 2011, they offered me more money and I declined. Sure I wanted to make money, but I wanted to work for something besides a paycheck too. I wanted to believe in what I was doing, have the flexibility to spend more time with my family and to do things I enjoy, and to have the honor of helping people make time and space for what they really love too.
3. I am very thoughtful when offering you something new.
It usually takes me months, and sometimes years to create something new. I value your time and attention.
It’s why …
- I don’t create for everyone.
- I don’t expect you to buy anything from me.
- Most of what I offer is free right here.
- You don’t have to fight pop-ups or other advertisements on bemorewithless.com.
- I turn down tens of thousands of dollars in advertising requests every year.
- I only create, and offer things I believe in.
And, it’s why I don’t mind sharing what I offer or apologize for what I charge. If it’s not for you, don’t buy it. If it is, you can engage knowing you are working with someone who cares about her work and yours.
4. I’m offering private coaching for the first (and maybe last) time in years.
2 years ago, I offered a program called Soul-Centered Business School to a group of 100. I’m currently creating a new version to offer to anyone interested in doing work they love. In the meantime, I’m offering Soul-Centered Business School (the private sessions): private coaching, and an opportunity to work with my team to 12 people. Yep, only 12.
If how I work resonates with you, and you have a blog or site you want to grow into something that will support you and your mission, learn more about what’s included and apply here by April 12th.
Note: we will be accepting applicants on a rolling admission. Once the 12 spots are filled, we’ll close the admission process even its before April 12th.
Other ways we can work together …
Read or listen to my book: Learn more about my new book Soulful Simplicity here or find it below. It may be at your local bookstore or library too.
Take one of my courses: I’ve created courses to help you shrink your wardrobe and create work that matters to you. You can learn more on my course page.
Invite me to speak at your next event: You can see my new speaking reel and other information here.
If this is the right time and you decide to work with me, thank you. If this isn’t the right time, thank you for considering. If we’ve worked together before, thank you. If you know someone who might enjoy working with me, thank you for sharing this.
I guess what I’m trying to say is no matter how we work together, I’m grateful for your trust and support.