When I was a kid my mom encouraged activities like music and academics. She was a bit of a worrier and didn’t encourage a lot of physical activities, sports and stuff. I grew up with books, art and music as my primary interests.
But I really, really wanted to do all that other stuff.
I especially wanted to play baseball. One year I pestered her long enough that she agreed. I tried out, made the team and then soon after broke two fingers; my budding baseball career in ruins.
Summer camp? Not going to happen.
There was no way Mom was going to let me (or the siblings) head off into the wild blue yonder without her!
And so I dreamed of summer camp with its cool activities, late night conversations in the cabin, and singing ’round the campfire.
But alas, I never went.
Fast forward 40 years. . .
I comment on an article written by my friend and colleague Jenny Bones which sets off a fit of giggles as we imagine being friends as kids. It’s the kind of quick online conversation that leaves me grinning as I get back to work.
A few days later my phone rings and it’s Jenny B on the line.
She’s got an idea, a proposition really, and says I’m the gal she wants to collaborate with. An hour later (after much hilarity and snorting of the out loud kind) we have a vision, individual to-do lists and excitement bubbling over for our new adventure together.
Oh. My. God. So much laughing! My core values of fun, connection and creativity, were all vibrating like perfectly plucked guitar strings. (They play guitar around the campfire, don’t they? So sad that I don’t know these facts!)
Before I tell you what this has to do with summer camp, I want to shine the light on something that happened between us – and it happened so fast it could have easily been missed.
If you’re not open to it, you won’t see opportunity when it comes knocking.
Jenny and I were both wanting to create something new and we were open to possibilities. So after the play and ease of our conversations, Jenny saw an opportunity and grabbed it (she’s good like that!)
She didn’t wait for the stars to align.
She didn’t try to figure it all out before calling me.
And once on the phone she didn’t try to convince me.
She simply let her enthusiasm compel her forward, first in picking up the phone, and then in sharing her excitement.
That, my friends, is how great ideas manifest into real world results.
And thus was born the. . .
Jenny and I have put together the most fun, the most delicious opportunity to come your business’ way ever!
We’ve gathered the necessary ingredients (Jenny is the graham cracker and I am the marshmallow. Obvious, right?) and want you to join us for the first ever S’mores Summer Camp for Solopreneurs.
As Jenny says, “You’ll get the chance to gather ’round the campfire, roast some s’mores and transform your business into an equally tantalizing treat.”
Yeah, I know. She has a way with words that gets me every time.
And lucky you, you’ll benefit from her brilliance with words so that you and your biz shine like a freakin’ supernova!
Plus you get me to wrestle with your lizard brain and open your heart. Did I mention that?
Me + Jenny = Summer Camp.
Good times people, good times.
Click for more info and application: S’mores Summer Camp.
But back to opportunity for a moment. I want to know how you respond when it comes knocking.
Are you open and available?
Do you hear when it knocks?
Or is your head in the sand, your hearing muffled by the zillion stories going ’round in your brain?
If you can relate to the head-in-sand image, get your butt in our Summer Camp, because I promise, we’ll work on that too
Get the details here: S’mores Summer Camp.
p.s. There are only 10 spots available. To be clear, this is not a scarcity tactic. We’ve created an intensive program and we want to make sure that all campers get the full support they need during this 3 month adventure.
p. p. s. We’ve got extra goodies waiting for you when you register before April 17!