Greetings from Ohio! James and I flew from London to my home state yesterday and are excited to be spending time with family and friends over the next few weeks.
Christmas 2013 we made this same journey, but my life and “business” looked a little different.
I had just come up with the idea for I Heart My Life a few months before, and we’d been busy building my very first website.
We didn’t know about template-based sites like Squarespace at the time, so we decided to go with Adobe Muse, and James did my photoshoot.
For two months, we spent hours pouring over this site and trying to make it “perfect”. There were tears and a lot of late nights.
Finally, before we left for Ohio that year, we decided to at least get a landing page up for the website so I could start capturing names/emails and build my list.
We literally pushed “publish” the morning we left and then decided to leave our laptops in London so we could take a bit of a break.
When we got to the airport, my friend, Laura, sent me a text telling me that there was a spelling mistake on the landing page.
I nearly burst into tears knowing that there was nothing we could do. The software was on our laptops in our apartment.
I had to be okay with the fact that for the next week, everyone was going to see “lovley” instead of “lovely”.
(Clearly not a real problem, but it was like life was over at the time!)
Just for fun, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of this first ever IHML page today…
You gotta start somewhere, and done is better than perfect when it comes to moving forward with your dreams.
You may have big goals like I did and want to create a business you love in 2016. So do it, lovely! There’s no time like the present.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Launch that landing page even if it isn’t perfect. Put a program out there even if you don’t feel 100% confident. Move forward even if you don’t know exactly who that ideal client is.
Do what you need to do to get yourself out there and take action on behalf of your dreams today!
Clearly “lovley” didn’t set me up for failure. (In fact, I’m not sure anyone besides Laura even noticed) and since then, I’ve not only created a website I’m proud of (hopefully with no spelling mistakes), but over $900k in sales.
You gotta start somewhere, lovely, so do it today!
I believe in you and your dreams.