Business boutique christy wright: As a child, Christy Wright dreamed of being an author one day. She spent hours at the library, devouring books. As an adult, she fulfilled that dream and published three books as well as a fourth, which is due for release this year.
As a business woman, she also owns her own consulting firm called The Business Boutique.
It’s no secret that women are becoming more successful in their careers and taking charge of their financial lives.
Today, we’re introducing you to the talented and inspiring business woman behind both endeavours: Christy Wright.
As an author of multiple books about business and entrepreneurship, Christy has spoken to audiences across the country about finding your passion, saying no to unfulfilling work, and developing a personal brand.
Introducing Christy Wright, Author & Business Boutique Owner
Personally and professionally, the year has been a game-changing year for me. It’s the first year I’ve felt like my career as an author has taken flight, with multiple book deals in the bag and a business venture that’s launched me into a brand new world of possibilities. This blog was also launched during this time – something that I never imagined would happen when I started it back in 2016. But given how much my life has shifted over the last 20 months, it makes sense — this blog is just one more example of how quickly opportunities can arise when you create space for them to happen.
What’s a Game-Changer?
A game-changer is a change so significant that it completely transforms the course of your life. It can be positive or negative, and it can happen in the blink of an eye. When you are in the midst of a game-changing event, thoughts of “how will I handle this?” or “what will my life be like after this?” are normal and expected. While you can’t control the events that occur in your life, you can learn to respond to them in ways that leave you feeling more empowered, confident, and capable of handling whatever life throws at you. Game-changers shake up the status quo and force you to confront what you’re capable of. The more game-changing events you experience, the more you’re able to grow as a person. Game-changing events can be the catalyst for discovering more about yourself, developing new skills, and forming new relationships.
Why Did 2017 Feel Like a Game Changer?
I’ve been blogging about my journey to self-empowerment since 2016, and as 2017 came to a close, I noticed that my blog traffic was steadily increasing each month. That’s not to say I wasn’t grateful for the views, comments, and shares that were coming in — I was, and am, very grateful for them. But as the months went by, the number of people reading my content kept climbing, and I started to realize that something bigger was happening. In October 2017, I received an email from the publisher of the book Emotional Resilience (the book I co-authored with Dr. Barbara Stanny) with an offer to turn the book into an audiobook. I remember the thrill I felt when I read the email — it was this crazy, incredulous feeling, like I was literally jumping up and down in my seat because I was so excited.
The Pros of Launching A Business in Your Passion
When you turn your hobby into a business, you’re able to make money off that activity, video, or product you’re so passionate about — which is awesome! This is why many experts advise that you launch a business in your passion — it’s a natural fit, and it’s easier to be successful when you make money doing something you truly enjoy. On the surface, it appears that the pros of launching a business in your passion outweigh the cons, but once you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that there are a few downsides to consider as well.
The Cons of Launching A Business in Your Passion
Unfortunately, launching a business in your passion isn’t all cutesy sayings and glittery dreams — there are also a few drawbacks to consider. For starters, if you get too comfortable in your passion, it’s easy to become complacent. You’re less likely to look for ways to improve and expand your business if all you care about is making money off of your hobby. And yes, there’s a difference between being passionate about what you do and being complacent. You can be passionate about something and still be willing to make changes and take risks in order to grow your business.
Lessons Learned From Launching a Business in your Passion
There are a few key takeaways from my experience launching a business in my passion. The biggest takeaway is that passion alone isn’t enough to ensure business success. It’s easy to get so caught up in the excitement of turning your passion into a business that you fail to create and implement a solid business plan. You need a business plan to guide your actions, help you reach your goals, and protect you from making costly errors. You also need to consider the time it takes to build a successful business. For example, I wrote my first book in 2016, and it wasn’t published and available for sale until May 2017. That’s a year-long gap between the time I finished writing and the time the book was published — and that doesn’t include the time it took to get the book deal in the first place.
The best way to guarantee success with whatever you do is to start with the end in mind. In other words, you need to make sure you start off on the right foot so that you’re well positioned to succeed in the future. In this article, we explored what a game-changer is, why 2017 felt like a game-changer for me, and the pros and cons of launching a business in your passion. We also looked at a few key takeaways from my experience launching a business in my passion. And while there are definitely challenges that come with launching a business in your passion, there are also a ton of benefits. At the end of the day, you have more control over your future if you launch a business in your passion, and you’re more likely to find success — and happiness — as a result.