7 years ago on March 4th in 2014 I moved from the ATL to Canada to be with my (now) husband and that move was the catalyst to starting my business.

I went from being a freelancer, working by myself to now managing a social media agency with multiple team members as well as an online membership program. It’s been quite the transformation and journey!

And while it looks all glamorous from the outside you don’t always see the behind the scenes ups and downs of my business which I’ll be sharing with you today. From the big celebrations and how even my dog benefited from my online business, to the hard lessons learned.

In this episode of the podcast, I talk about:

  • The transformation my business has seen in the past 7 years
  • Things I’ve learned both personally and professionally
  • A big shift I had about parameters and tracking my time
  • The power of setting intentions and mindfulness
  • How some of the most challenging moments helped me grow

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Memorable Quotes:

  • “I was just trying to make money doing something I liked.”
  • “Owning a business is one of the biggest personal development lessons that anyone could ever learn.”
  • “You find the edges and you find what you need to fix. It’s really better than any personal development tool that I’ve invested in.”
  • “I still have fun within those parameters but it’s those same parameters that help me be able to have fun and be creative.”
  • “Tap into your own feelings and be able to understand that your feelings happen, but don’t get carried away with them.”

Resources Mentioned:

Episode 47 – 7 Ways I Simplified My Business This Year {Special Anniversary Podcast}
Kara Loewentheil’s The Clutch program
Social Media Unwind
Thrive Mentorship program

The Evolution of OnlineDrea + 7 Year Business Anniversary