So I retitled my blog and am posting the old posts below. I just kind of figured out where I was going with this. This blog is about growing in faith and the knowledge of God to keep me sain as I answer his call to follow him.
New Business and rejection
Well, today I am sending out letters to about 20 nonprofit organizations, it could be more just depends on how I'm feeling I guess. Rip the band-aid off or take a small step doing a group at a time to make follow up easier. It's taken me longer than I wanted to send theses, honestly if they aren't sent no one has told me no yet.
I've been reading a book by Beth Moore, she's so cool. I came to a section called Overcoming Rejection and thought of skipping over it because I didn't think it applied a few weeks ago. But the more I read it the more I was aware of the deep rooted hurt I had from this feeling.
She had a great quote, "... the rejected person who turns entirely to God and His Word can find glorious restoration and acceptance in Christ no matter what happens."
My favorite verse in this section was Isaiah 42:16 - "I will not lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So, I have picked out my business cards and matching Web site thanks to Vista Prints, I'm actually feeling pretty excited about things! Now, praying for my first client to come knock my door down. ;)
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Monday, January 4, 2010
I came to a conclusion today. The truth is I don't have a perfect plan, a voice from heaven telling me this is the right direction, a real client. But I do know that this is what I want to do, what I would be good at and how I could help our family in the long run. I suppose you just make a choice and jump in sometimes. As I sat looking at business plans, costs of Web sites and clubs to join, I thought this is definitely not going to be easy. But before I had a mental breakdown, I just prayed and decided that I have to take this one step at a time. It's not going to be easy but it will happen. One step at a time. First step - get the word out.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
Day One - On my own.
I decided last month that 2010 is going to be a great year. In order to make sure of this, I had to make a very big decision. Do I continue the hunt for the illusive 40-hour a week, stable, benefits included marketing position at company X? Or do I take a risk, step out on a limb and hunt for the illusive "client" thereby considering myself a self-employed marketing / communications consultant? Yesterday I decided on the latter. I am going out on my own to find the coolest, most fun, best companies who need me to take them to the next level. This will be my journey as I start my own business. Wow. Did I just write that? Gulp. Ok, here goes.