Sometimes things don't go quite the way you plan and you think you're destined for one path but life has something else in store for you. Making this adjustment can be a little daunting. Amy Schubert from Lemons & Raspberry wants to help you with your first steps by offering her new online workshop Onward & Upward which she was kind enough to share a little more about here (and even offer you Pulp Sushi reader a registration discount - keep reading) :)
How did the idea of Onward & Upward come about?
Once, about a year ago, someone close to me made a crack about my ‘day job. Now, I’m definitely a sarcastic person and 99 times out of 100 I can totally take whatever I dish out. But this time was different. This time it hurt. Not just because it was true. This little jab from someone close to me hurt because it was something I had been thinking myself and was kind of ashamed of.
She was joking about how what I do for work doesn’t make a difference to anyone. Which is absolutely true … and exactly what I was thinking when I started working on this class material. We all have work we were put on this earth to do – and it’s time to really discover what that is and act on it. I’ve been brainstorming about Onward and Upward ever since then.
What is your professional background?
I have years and years of critical studies training (including a Masters degree in English), years and years of customer service work and years and years of editorial/PR/copywriting experience. I also have a background in performance, blogging and photography. So, pretty much you could say I'm well-rounded.
Where has this passion for helping others come from?
I grew up in a Christian family, and spent a lot of time as part of our local church. Between volunteering for child care, being involved in the high school group there and all the other extra church-related activities my family was involved in, I spent much of my youth learning the value of serving others.
Then in college I kind of fell into a customer service call center job. It turns out I have an aptitude for customer service and I’ve found I’m meant to help people.
What will someone take away from this workshop?
Ideally, someone would finish the workshop a little less lost, a little more self-confident and a little more fearless than when she started. Or more than “a little” … You can check out the workshop breakdown here.
Beyond just the workshop material, there are plans in place to really encourage connecting, interacting and building relationships with the other workshop attendees. By investing your efforts in the workshop, you should be able to walk away with a new online friend or 2 who understand you and can act as your cheerleader!
Was there a time in your life when you needed a O&U workshop yourself?
Um. Always. Still. This is a never-ending process which is why I am intentionally calling this a WORKSHOP rather than a class. Yes, we’ll learn specific productivity techniques, insight about ourselves, about how to figure out our true passion but mostly we’ll be working through the material together – and finding encouragement and accountability in others going through similar situations or struggles.
PULP SUSHI READER DISCOUNT: Good through Labor Day, enter discount code "SUSHI" for a $15 discount when you register
A little more about Amy & Lemon and Raspberry
I am a writer and a photographer offering tips and inspiration for small business owners and bloggers. I want etsy sellers to improve their product images, I want teachers to improve their sales copy, I want bloggers to grow their audience. Any thing I can do to help you achieve your dream with your blog or small creative business, I am happy to help you with.
At LandR she blog tips and inspiration for creative people – including photography resources, blogging resources, and photos of my messy workspace. I want to encourage everyone to do their best work and accomplish their goals. I believe everyone has big things to accomplish and I want to help them break out of their daily rut and do it! I really want to do GREAT WORK and help others do the same – I think that is the heart of my blog.