Guess who’s back. Back again. Nikbear’s back. Tell a friend.
(No, but like seriously. Tell someone?)
Helllloooooo friends and followers! It’s the start of spring and this bear is coming out of her hibernation with a BANG!
Welcome to my new digital home!
It’s cute, right? Nothing fancy, but I think it suits me and my biz. I built it myself using the power of Squarespace and the support of talented writer/designer/developer friends.
PS - Fellow freelancing friends rule.
I decided to take the plunge and switch from Wordpress to Squarespace for a variety of reasons, and so far I’m pretty happy with my decision. Squarespace allows me to manipulate my website faster, better, and entirely on my own.
There’s something incredibly soothing about having a website that you can actually work with. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my old Wordpress site to bits, but the simple fact that I didn’t know how to make basic changes to the design or layout just about drove me crazy for an entire year.
Squarespace makes it 5th grade level easy with fully customizable drag and drop templates and an internal forum that answers just about any question you could ever have. It may not sound like much, but after a full year of scouring the deepest corners of the web for any piece of code that would allow me to change my Navigation Bar (with no luck.... after a whole year...), you learn to really appreciate the little things in web platforms.
SO. What’s new? What’s crackalackin? Glad you asked. Well, this week marks my 2 year bizaversary here on npamani. Can you believe it? Neither can I. To celebrate, I’m rolling out some brand spanking new services and resuscitating my blog with a vengeance.
The past two years have been a crazy whirlwind of working insanely hard, learning a lot about how to be a strong businesswoman, teaming up with some amazing and inspirational clients and colleagues, and having the time of my life. At the end of the day, there is no greater joy than to be able to look at my career and say with insane amounts of pride, “I made this.”
Because that’s exactly what we as entrepreneurs get to do. We get to create a career entirely our own. We pull skills from all the different experiences we’ve had in life and fill a unique void in the world. It’s the hardest work you’ll ever do, but can you imagine anything more rewarding? (Ok, maybe child birth is a smidge more rewarding. But I think birthing a business is a pretty close second.)
To celebrate and elevate all that I’ve learned in my years on this planet, I’m BEYOND thrilled to FINALLY announce my new one-day intensive:
The Launch Boss
The Launch Boss is a full work day with me to sit down and hash out ALL the details for your upcoming digital course, app, conference, product, service, ebook, website, business, whatever have you. We go through everything from fine-tuning the actual offering to discussing ways to market it to simplifying the user’s start-to-finish experience and more.
I basically tap into your brain for a day and give you all the strategies, tools, and lists you need to take your offering from a vague concept that may happen eventually in the future to something that is on your calendar and broken down into comprehensive and manageable task lists. At the end of the day, you walk away with step-by-step strategies to follow, a ridiculous amount of resources to work with, and the peace of mind knowing that you’re not in this alone. I’ll even swing back around two weeks after our intensive to check-in as your personal accountability buddy and make sure you aren’t ripping your hair out or hyperventilating. (It's been known to happen to even the best of us.)
So why did I create this? Well, because launches are chaotic. There are only about a hundred moving pieces that you have to consider, all while still actually running your business. It’s like going on a roadtrip across the country, alone, and without a GPS. Between driving the car at high speeds, trying to read the freaking map (which way is north on this damn thing?), and answering mom’s texts to make sure you haven’t been kidnapped for organ harvesting... you’re starting to feel completely overwhelmed and frazzled and AW SHIT, THERE GOES THE EXIT YOU NEEDED TO TAKE.
Let me be your co-pilot. It’s my favorite job.
I won't bore you here with the nitty gritty details... if you're interested, you can learn more on my services page.
BUT... as a super special Bizaversary gift for you, I'm offering a 30% discount on all Launch Boss Intensives booked now through April. As these are intense full day sessions with me, I do have a limited number that I am offering every month, so if you're interested grab one now!
Either way, I'm thrilled and honored to have you here as I continue to grow as a person and as a solopreneur. Thanks for checking out my cool new online headquarters and I hope you'll be back soon for more ramblings from my brain. I plan on posting here more frequently now that I have a site that finally listens to me. YOU WILL OBEY ME, COMPUTER-DEVICE-CONTRAPTION-ROBOT-MACHINE.
And on that note....
With infinite love,