Jul 2, 2019
How often do you stop yourself from
doing something new because you don't feel
prepared/good/experienced enough for it? While planning out your
next step might help ease your nerves, sometimes the next step is
to throw that plan out the window and dive in head first. You can
plan all you want, but in the end, you'll never be able to predict
what might come from taking that leap of faith. When today's guest,
Elle Drouin took a leap in her career, it later evolved into not
one but multiple new business ventures.
But before Elle took that leap, her
story started off in a similar way as our past guests. She was
originally working in a traditional office job as a financial
adviser. But it was when she decided to start a lifestyle blog as a
creative outlet that her path began to take a different turn. This
blog eventually led her to other opportunities such as moving to
New York to take over a social media position she had no prior
experience in other than what she had done through her blog. From
that point on, her path evolved into an ongoing journey of one new
venture leading to another.
Currently, Elle is a product stylist
stylist, photographer, dog mom of an internet famous pup (Mochi),
and host of the Revenue on Repeat Summit. She not only uses her
photography skills to shoot photos for the Styled Stock Society, a
stylish stock photography membership for women entrepreneurs, but
she also shoots all the photos for her famous pup's Instagram
account! (Seriously, so cute).
I love Elle's story because she took
a leap of faith into a job that she didn't have any formal
experience in. She could have come up with a million reasons why
she wasn't experienced enough for the position but she went ahead
and did it anyway. This is an incredibly important lesson for
anyone listening, you don't have to be an expert, or really know
what you're doing, in order to take that next step. You really
never know what will come up as a result of following that new idea
or saying yes to that opportunity despite how prepared (or
unprepared) you may feel.
Here is what we chat about in this episode:
- Why it's important to put yourself out there because you never
know where it'll lead.
- Why it's okay to pivot careers (even multiple times).
- How everything you need/want to learn is at your
- And so much more!
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