LUNCH AND LEARN

Journaling for Your Business or Passion Project: Gain Clarity on Money, Relationships, and Your Precious Time

Wed., Jan. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wellworth, 428 Minnesota Street, St. Paul

Quick, which phrase jumps out at you when I say journaling for business owners: fluffy distraction or vital tactic? Well, I have a true confession for you. If I’d stuck to my habit of journaling, I’m convinced I’d have avoided a misstep that turned out to be the biggest regret of my first full year as a solopreneur.

So, what about you? As a business owner, which things can make or break your day? For me, the answers have little to do with the tactical stuff. Instead, I’ve discovered you can’t succeed in self-employment unless you’re clear on who you are. If you work for someone else but have embarked on a passion project, the same goes for you, too.

This hands-on Lunch and Learn will teach you one of my best tools for gaining clarity: journaling. We’ll focus on three of the gnarliest barriers I navigated during my first year as a full-time business owner: money, relationships, and time.

During this workshop, you’ll create three journal pages designed to help you stay grounded while getting things done. Each prompt helps you identify priorities, see possibility, or take action. This is not about perfection. Come as you are, ready to dream and play.

Suzi Hunn is an Instructional Strategist whose company Teach Your Thing helps small-business owners–wait for it–teach their thing. Through live trainings or online courses, her clients find new ways to reach their audience through education. After enjoying 15 years at the Minnesota Historical Society as a curriculum writer and workshop facilitator, she became captivated by entrepreneurship. Now, she loves combining the best of these worlds.

What You’ll Get:

  • Catered lunch from [Jamie and Rena, what place do you suggest? Sprouts?] Gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat-free options will be provided.
  • Instruction on three clarification prompts, which you’ll tailor to your business or passion project
  • Permission to slow down and consider what matters to you (everyone else need not apply)
  • Encouragement about the critical importance of self-awareness
  • For each journal page, a story about a challenge I faced–along with strategy for how I addressed it
  • The chance to connect with fellow badasses

Journal Pages You’ll Write:

  • Rethink Your Views on Money
  • Before You Say Yes, Decide: Opportunity or Obligation?
  • Navigating Your Business or Project with Family & Friends

Who Is this Class For?

  • Business owners who need to take care of themselves while getting things done
  • Dreamers who want to bring their side project to the next level (or take the first step)
  • Those who prefer digital tools for capturing ideas AND old-school types who prefer paper journals. Format doesn’t matter.

What if I don’t have a journal? Can I bring my own?

  • If you already have a journal and prefer to bring it, please do!
  • If you don’t have one,  a starter journal will be provided

Maximum Capacity: 15

I love helping clients teach their thing. But as an educator, I’ve always got a list of classes I want to write, deliver, or both. They involve professional skills, personal development, and making crafty projects. I’m hot under the collar to teach people how to adapt to today’s gig economy. It can be scary–I’m a living example–but it provides unprecedented opportunity, too.

Regardless of the topic, there’s a theme that runs through all my course ideas: moving from hesitance to confidence. After all, I tend to be an example of the saying, “You teach the things you most need to learn.” For years I followed the rules and made sure I seemed likable. It wasn’t till I started a blog that I began to own my voice and, in turn, grow. Now, what lights me up is helping others step into their own power.

If these ideas resonate with you, stay on the lookout for courses as I develop them. If you need to give a presentation, often a critical step in educating and inspiring your audience, consider taking my first course.

The Empowered Presenter

Available on Skillshare

Here’s a blog post about what inspired me write the online course I developed for Skillshare, The Empowered Presenter: From Hesitance to Confidence in 10 Steps. In it I share 10 video lessons on how I went from being a shy gal who flubbed her first presentation to a confident professional who represented a major museum at regional, state, and national conferences. Especially for people like you who can change the world by teaching people your thing, I want to help you feel ready to connect with and empower them.

How Skillshare Works

If you’re not familiar with this platform, Skillshare is a marketplace for courses on just about any topic you can imagine, from making kombucha to designing a welcome packet for your business. I’ve taken both, by the way! Rather than signing up for an individual class, you sign pay a monthly fee to unlock access to everything. You can take all the classes you want.

Course creators receive $10 for each new paid member who joins via a link to their class. (Yes, this includes my class.) As I explore other platforms, I’ll keep you posted about their business models, too.