Draw the Inspiration Card.
This is a meeting of the minds, a two-way exchange of ideas, solutions, and what-ifs. This is a sounding board for the project you’re not ready to tell your friends and colleagues about – yet. This is creative feedback, an outside perspective, a listening ear, or a Devil’s Advocate. You already know the answers; this is the affirmation.
Like all great revelations, it began rather unexpectedly.
Insight Out developed from a deep passion for entrepreneurship and insatiable interest in self-help multimedia mixed with a growing frustration at not being able to find a job that valued my creativity and contributed more to my life than just a paycheck.
Unemployed for longer than I liked after leaving a particularly horrible job that I hated, I was commiserating with a friend who was having work woes of a different kind. She had to learn how to promote herself on Instagram in order to book more yoga teachings spots at more studios.
I happened to be engrossed in learning the algorithm at the time (for fun), so we started getting together a few times a week to define some goals and brainstorm her strategy and next best steps.
That was a couple years ago, and now my friend has a more-than-packed teaching schedule (and a happening Instagram profile). More importantly, she knows where she wants this career to take her, and how to identify and say no to the things along the way that don’t feel good and don’t serve a future purpose.
Don’t worry – I ended up getting a pretty cool day job. But meeting up with other excited entrepreneurs and creatives to geek out on strategy and make a living being in a constant state of inspiration – that’s the dream.
Method & FAQs
Are you qualified?
I have professional and personal experience with graphic design, branding, and digital marketing, and enjoy developing brand identity and strategy for small businesses and solopreneurs.
And I do, literally have a degree in problem solving: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
What can I expect in/from a session?
You can also expect some instruction or guidance toward resources that can help you with technical solutions like buying a website, learning SEO, or other higher level tech/business topics.
After our meeting, I’ll provide you with a recap of the key points we touched on along with any recommendations for supplementary media, as well as any thoughts or ideas that occur to me after our conversation.