so many of you have written and told us your stories.
tim and i are so happy to hear how kelly's story inspired you.
she inspires us all the time too...
click here to read her story...
How I landed the job: From corporate America to interior design
- Charlotte Agenda
thank you for inviting us for coffee and dinner and wine... you are all so sweet.
we would if we could, but we rarely have time for chick-fil-a drive thru. ok, who has time for chick-fil-a drive thru? that is a total time suck, but you know what i mean. and why is it so good? and do you know how hard it is to find one in san francisco? but i digress...
teaching and encouraging people to make their own way in this world is our favorite.
believing in others before they believe in themselves is our superpower.
we are ridiculously proud of every new business we have helped start.
if we could sit down for coffee around our kitchen table with each one of you, we would.
if we could gather all of you kindred spirits together for a big weekend workshop, we would.
but that idea has proven costly and hard for our brothers and sisters far away.
let's sit down for a one on one kitchen table conversation... but... like... on the phone.
we will teach you how to start.
you all tell us you already know what you want to do, but something stops you from starting.
this will not be just a "you can do it" pep talk...
we will walk you through the process of starting step by step.
by the end of the 90ish minute phone call you will know how to start. done.
here is what making your own way in this world does not require...
here is what making your own way in this world does require...
that's it. the rest you can learn as you go. and here is the thing...
perseverance is not a gift or a skill or a talent.
perseverance is not something you are born with or without.
perseverance is not something you study in school...
perseverance is a choice.
we do what we love for a living, because perseverance.
we are not broke anymore, because perseverance.
we made our dreams come true, because perseverance.
i am writing to you from a cottage on the side of this mountain in the middle of the caribbean...
every day, i walk down the mountain to the little village.
walking back up is so wicked hard, you guys.
i almost die.
when i look up to where i am headed, it looks so far away and impossible.
when i look up to the top, i can't breathe and start to curse the day i was ever born.
when i look up to where i want to be, i pray a kind islander will drive by and rescue me.
when i look down at my own two feet...
when i look down at the road and force myself to take the next step...
when i persevere one tiny baby step at a time...
i make it all the way to the top.
starting your own business is just like that.
we will teach you how we climbed our mountain, step by step.
because if we can, you can.
this will be our theme song...
every generation gets a chance to change the world.
pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls.
'cause the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard.
is it true that perfect love drives out all fear?
the right to be ridiculous is something i hold dear.
oh, but a change of heart comes slow.
it's not a hill, it's a mountain as you start out the climb.
listen for me, i'll be shouting.
we're gonna make it all the way to the light...
i know i'm not alone.
christina and tim
click here to tell us what stops you from starting.