My story is LONG. It’s filled with twists, turns, dark days, lonely nights, a few serendipitous moments, phenomenal people, a stroke of genius and a plethora of opportunities along the way. I guess it’ll make for a great book (which I’ve decided to write) and I hope my story inspires people to never give up.
I learned a lot of lessons along the way and I finally decided to put pen to paper to share how I went from a startup to a small business.
A couple of years ago, I was an EdTech cofounder, YesWeCode Mentor, avid Community Builder and naive business woman. I made bad deals, invested time and money into the wrong resources and I had absolutely nothing to show for it except a stressful lifestyle. I was stuck. Emotionally, financially and mentally. So I decided to pivot, quickly, and I became a funding coach, but the problem was, I couldn’t get anyone to hire me. So I was stuck again. Shortly after being stuck for the second time, I met a great author, read an incredible book and accidentally pivoted my way to success. I realized I could take content from a book and visually communicate the content to my social media audience. My idea worked and I accidentally became a digital strategist. My life opened up, my business started making money and I flourished personally and professionally, the same can happen for you and your business, here’s how:
Focus on your revenue model. Your revenue model is a key component of your business that specifically focuses on how your business will generate revenue and ultimately how your business will become profitable. The key is to pay attention to what works and what doesn’t work for your business.
When you lean in, focus your energy and pay attention to the things that increase your revenue vs. decrease your revenue. If you do that, you’ll win. Accidentally, of course!