It’s all hands on deck.
For my husband and business partner KC, we mean that quite literally. Right this very minute, he is building a new deck at my parents’ house.
I was given the choice between holding the wood while he cut it or writing today… so here I am.
Last week, I emailed you about my parents Woodcock Woodstock Milestone party.
It’s the biannual event my parents hold to replace all the graduations, anniversaries, etc.
This past weekend, we were all at the house doing a variety of tasks — laying deck boards, replacing screens on the porch, buying lumber and other goodies at Lowes, and my favorite, cleaning out the garage.
Three things I found in my parents’ garage:
- A journal from high school (that was burned right away)
- The popcorn bag I saved from the movie from my first date/first kiss.
- These gems:
Yes, if you zoomed in you are reading correctly. These are trophies for:
2nd Place – District 7 Business Computer Applications
1st Place – District 7 Information Processing Concepts
If you’re assuming that these are the only trophies I received in my lifetime — you are assuming correctly. My sister and brother were athletes. I played sports. I loved volleyball and tennis… and was mediocre at both.
I was a champ at being a nerd. In fact, I was 8th in my class and was among the first students in NY State to get 100% on the English Language Arts state test. I share these two facts with you for one reason — while they were huge deals at the time (“life-changing” I was told), they have NEVER come up in conversation/interviews/writing/anything since HS graduation.
Turns out, this nerdiness has finally come back around. My obsession with detail and problem-solving combined with KC’s uber-nerdiness in the systems department allowed us to create a freelancing business that runs a little differently than most.
And that… led to our program, Business of Copy where we show other freelancers our complete system.
We’ve run Business of Copy for over a year and one piece of feedback we’ve received was that all the resources were incredible (we’re coming up on 100 seperate freelancer resources between templates, PDF guides, video interviews, and tutorials). BUT, our community wanted a day to work together to implement them.
So, on July 17, we’re hosting a 1-day business kickstart in Austin, TX to do just that. We’ll gather at a fun venue, share lunch and drinks, and get all your “business stuff” set up. I can’t wait to hang with you. I’m charging just enough to cover the venue, food, and goodies and capping the event at 12 so it feels like an intimate get-together and not a stuffy workshop.
I’d love for you to be there.
We already are about half full so don’t miss out!