Friends, I’m in the process of updating my website, and it’s been a long time coming. This is not a sexy project. When people talk about being an entrepreneur, most of the time they talk about the new, shiny objects. The latest launches. The biggest revenues. The six-figure months. Not the boring, painstaking projects that require consistency, repetition, dedication. Or the cumbersome legacy projects like, “What do I do with all of these blog posts now?” and “What happens when I stop teaching courses, do I clean up my digital entrails that are all over the web?”
We’re preparing to add a second kiddo to our household! This coming Fall will be filled with a lot of newborn madness, alongside the extra bonus of having a very active toddler lighting up our lives. I’ve written on this blog for nearly eight years, but it’s time for me to take a break. I’ll be on hiatus from blogging regularly here for the next six months, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to stop blogging here entirely. If you’re on my email list, you’ll still get my subscriber-only monthly newsletter. If you want to read more about what I’m planning for the year ahead and how I made this decision, here’s a blog post all about it. It’s time to edit life, as always, and harness my energy towards my next projects.
Almost two years ago, the idea for Startup Pregnant came to me. But when the idea first arrived, it was to be a book of my own experience. A story of what it was like to work in the tech startup scene in Manhattan while navigating my pregnancy. Over time, however, the idea morphed from a book (still in progress) to grow in shape and size. I started interviewing women and hearing incredible stories. And I knew these interviews need to be conversations that people could listen to. So I ended up starting a podcast. Here’s the backstory, and a sneak peek into where we’re headed.
I made something that I’ve been working on for quite a while: the Startup Pregnant Podcast is a radio show that dives into the lives and stories of women starting businesses and starting families. We interview lots of parents from all stripes, and business owners of all types. Take a look. It’s now available in iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Would love to know what you think of the first few episodes.
My Mastermind & Mentoring program will return this Fall. You must apply by August 18th to be considered for the early decision deadline. The latest possible day to apply is September 5th if you’d like to be in the Fall cohort. The program is a little more than 3 months long and requires a dedication to expanding yourself, your business, and your mind.
This Fall, for the first time in three years, I’m teaching a live (via the Internet) gathering of The Writer’s Workshop. We’ll come together for eight weeks to practice writing, form writing groups, and gather for live calls in order to get better at storytelling, narrative, and persuasion. Sign up early, space is limited.