Give Your Home Business A Voice
Your home business start up may need some help with 'Giving Voice to Your Story' so iHubbub chatted to Dorit Sasson - the author of 'Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time.'
Dorit has chosen to guide women who work in heart sharing industries to unearth the gems of their hearts.
Under her guidance, they clarify their purpose with life-changing stories to transform themselves and others so they can live their best life lessons now.
iHubbub found out more about Dorit and what compelled her to write her book.
Dorit lives in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
When Did You Start Up?
After years in the teaching and educational industry both in the US and abroad, I decided to follow my heart and follow the spiritual path. I joined Christine Kloser’s “Masterheart” program for the Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time anthology in August 2011.
Over the next 8 months, I gave birth to a featured chapter entitled “The Best Time to Get in my Way” which would lead to the birth of my website/project, “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” – a few months later. I also stepped up and out at the Transformational Author Retreat as part of the program, and it was there I discovered my unique gifts and talents as a storyteller.
Why And How You Got Started
I wanted to create a home-based business that was true to my purpose and aligned with my purpose and values of who I was becoming. I was upleveling my life in a big way, and I wanted my new “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” site to reflect that “new me.”
With the aid of a designer and a web expert, we came up with a theme for the new site (www.GivingVoicetoVoicelessBook) which was officially launched at the end of March 2012.
The publishing news of Pebbles in the Pond helped with positioning herself as an author and speaker. By June 2012, Dorit had created a homestudy program in conjunction with a coaching program as a pilot. Conducting the program entirely online, Dorit was able to reach several women from different continents.
Finding joint ventures and partnerships to help spread the news of how her work could help others. As a niche based business, it was hard at first to figure out the ropes of the different marketing strategies including JV. Attracting the right tribe and client is still an ongoing challenge.
Although the world of story is exploding and it is finding the way to peoples’ hearts, it is still a challenge to find the right marketing balance to appeal to peoples’ creative consciousness if you aren’t one of the BIG names up there.
When you are first starting out, it is be seriously overwhelming to prioritize your time.
Advice for other home businesses, authors or freelancers:
Creating your own business is the highest level of professional development because you are in charge of your learning process and personal boundaries and other limitations. It is a lot of work with lots of downs, but with the right perspective, you can also positively impact other peoples’ lives with your products and services.
Best Part Of Your Day
Getting awesome testimonials from clients who truly appreciate the value and work that you do knowing that you are truly making a difference in their lives. Every testimonial confirms heart-earned work.
What Treats Do You Offer Yourself?
Every day is a journey towards abundance and luxury! Abundance is something you tap into and I practice the ritual of honouring gratitude twice a day. I also strive to indulge in self-care every day whether it is spending 30 minutes to journal write or read a good book even if business is lagging.
When I take care of myself, I am also able to take care of my business, clients and my family. Of course, when a new client comes along, those are extra special moments and in the past, I’ve treated myself to a massage, journal, meal with my family or even a weekend or weekday outing. It truly makes a difference in creating a balanced perspective.