Hi my name is Rhonda.
I am a homeschooling soccer mom to 3 boys and 1 girl, who could run my house if I chose to go on strike.
I get asked a lot how I get everything done. Systems. Some days are not as pretty as others, but I aim for the moon and always catch a few stars to put in my bag.
(Did I mention I love bags?)
I started building my business over 14 years ago:
Eight months pregnant with my third child, it was October, and shoppers had to pay to park. With the odds stacked against me, I launched my seasonal children's consignment sale and my life changed forever. From the humble beginnings of 100 consignors and 10,000 sq ft to today I actually cap registration at 750 participants who bring over 120,000 items filling 80,000 square feet.
Take a sneak peek of the little city that systems built
Systems. Systems. Systems.
Did you catch the delegation of responsibilities and MORE IMPORTANTLY that the event itself is run by a director and not by me?
Rome was not built in a day and it has taken a lot of trial and error to understand I can't do it all. (Such a hard lesson to learn.) This was such a huge step for me, but over the years I have delegated responsibilities to rockstars that hold such high expectations of themselves and the success of the event that when my husband was deployed it was a natural transition and I have never looked back.
From customer surveys, testing Facebook strategies, email marketing, and a whole lot of thinking outside the box I succeeded where most didn't give me chance of surviving against the entrenched twins and area church sales. (Yeap, There is competition even in the consignment industry.)
My entrepreneurial journey didn't start when I launched my first sale, it actually started when my husband went away to basic training (that's his office view) and my job was pulled out from underneath me. We couldn’t buy the house that we wanted and I was a newlywed left living on $1,200 a month in a town where I knew no one.
From that point on, even while I was completing my Master’s Degree, I had at least two jobs at a time because I was never going to be without a safety net again and I was the only one (and my husband) that I could count on.
When I had the opportunity to create my own backup plan, I jumped in with both feet and have never looked back. I have been challenged in ways I never dreamed and made sister friendships that I can't live without. I have found my voice and presented at conferences and discovered a passion to cheer other female business owners to find their own business success story.
Most recently I have partnered with Abby Ashley owner of The Virtual Savvy. Together, we launched Savvy Tech Trainings Membership to over 200 creative entrepreneurs.
What! YOU LAUNCHED AND HAVE OVER 200 members?
YES! Today we actually have 300!!
Savvy Tech trainings are tech tutorials for all of the resources that you need and are using in your business each and every day.
Friends that is why I am so passionate about what I do. When you find your besties and serve them with the enthusiasm and support they need it is truly magical.
So what’s next ? Read, listen, and watch the latest multitasking strategy and if you like what you see book a productivity coaching call. Let's get things off your plate, the spiders out of your head, and move on to the next level of business. I pinkie promise it will be a game changer.
Oh, and if you are like me and a
Shiny Object Addict
hop on over to Shiny Object Syndrome Facebook page for some daily musings. My team posts the best of the best so you don't have to get distracted looking for answers to help you accomplish that one goal you are working on. It's an opportunity for you to "take a moment" a get a fresh perspective.
(Did I mention that my kids and I love to do lip sync videos? This session sums up how I would love our relationship to go.)
Supporting Your Success,