One of the reasons I started my own business was because I couldn’t picture myself chasing someone else’s dream.
I had jobs working for everyone from small business owners to a major corporate bookseller, and I had seen it all. It felt good to learn from people hustling their creative ideas and putting out into the world. And it was valuable learning how the corporate retail world was structured.
But at the end of the day, I had to get out there and do my own thing.
And in the beginning it was thrilling! I was also terrified every single day. It takes guts to put yourself on the line, and I felt so uncertain and vulnerable in those early days.
I had a lot of experience working for other people, but putting your own ideas out into the world is an entirely different beast. It was exciting! I was in control and could do whatever the hell I wanted to create the business of my dreams. But at the same time I was often nauseous and anxious, paralyzed by all I didn’t know.
I quickly found support in the form of an online mentor and a local group of women running their own businesses. The idea that other people had walked this path before me and were walking it alongside me was hugely reassuring.
Aside from the practical advice (WordPress Plugins, POS software, and Inventory Management), I gained a huge amount of confidence and support from just being around other dreamers and doers. This support emboldened me to try new things, blaze new trails, and stay playful with my ideas.
These people weren’t just talking about all their great ideas. No, they were creating them and sharing them with the world.
One person I have found immense inspiration and support from is Jason Zook. He’s done some zany things to build businesses, earn money, and connect to his creativity. I admire anyone who has the guts to take the path less travelled, and that path is where Jason lives.
Last year when Jason launched his biggest project ever, Buy My Future, I didn’t have to think twice. Jason has proven himself to be not only a person with big, unconventional ideas, but a person who takes action. He is a collaborator and a maker. He is someone I want to work with, and I didn’t hesitate to plunk down the cash to buy his future.
Ask yourself: How can this be unconventional? How can this be unique ~JZ
This has become a guiding question for me as I contemplate any new project or idea. Sometimes it feels as if the rest of the world is operating on the assumption that the way it’s always been done is the only way. I don’t believe that’s true, and I want to align myself with others who are striving to be unconvetional. Like JZ here!
So what are some of the things Jason has created? What is he working on next? I’m so glad you asked, because it’s a lot!
I’ve personally taken advantage of several of his past projects and have plans to dive into a couple more this fall. I find Jason entertaining, inspiring, and motivating, and cannot wait to see what he comes up with next! It’s a thrill to be along for the ride.
I’d like to invite you to take a leap of faith, invest in yourself, and purchase Jason Zook’s future.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can also buy Jason’s future, check out all the details here. * Act fast, though: there are only 200 new spaces available this time around and sales end October 4th 2016.
*Here’s some fine print where I’m supposed to tell you that this is an affiliate link. That’s how much I believe in investing in yourself and in people who are doing great things in the world. So when you click this link, you are doing just that! Oh, and I’ll benefit from the sale. This is cool because it will help pay for my own spot in Buy My Future!