Are you a maker or a creator? Do you have a business?
Then you are a studio owner.
A studio is a space where you create. You hone your craft.
And a studio owner creates for the purpose of making money, supporting their family, and impacting their community.
I looked up the definition of "studio" and here's what I found:
"A studio is an artist or worker's workroom. This can be for the purpose of acting, architecture, painting, pottery (ceramics), sculpture, origami, woodworking, scrapbooking, photography, graphic design, filmmaking, animation, industrial design, radio or television production broadcasting or the making of music. The term is also used for the workroom of dancers, often specified to dance studio.
The word studio is derived from the Italian: studio, from Latin: studium, from studere, meaning to study or zeal."
Studio is also referred to as a type of dwelling place: "A studio apartment is basically a self-contained unit and houses everything in the single room space (except the bathroom)."
I love thinking about how many businesses can be also called "studios."
Your studio can be in your house, it can be mobile (you go to your clients or to various locations, setting up shop) and it can be in a brick and mortar space that you rent or own.
But the one thing that unites us: We are all creating and impacting lives.
Have you ever thought of yourself as a studio owner?
Maybe your answer is "definitely, yes" and maybe you're thinking "I've never thought about it, but yeah, maybe I am!"
And maybe you're a chiropractor or midwife, but the definition still applies. You are building a space that is for your clients. It's growing and changing, but your studio is your space where you create. You help people. You touch lives and make a difference.
If you're building a studio, I am cheering you on!
I built my first studio in my mom's living room, then in my own house, and then I drove house to house, visiting my students’ homes. I rented space in a school (I shared a funny story about this in this week's video!), I rented space in a church, and even from a fitness studio!
We studio owners are creative and versatile. We'll do whatever it takes. We'll take our business on the road or build it right in our homes. Our clients come to us, or we go to them.
But one thing is for sure: we are creators and we care.
We care about our clients and we want to make a difference in their lives.
Check out this week's video and let me know....does studio owner resonate with YOU?
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This program has allowed me to dream bigger. I now understand I can take this as far as the Lord has planned for me!
The Inner Circle has not only the practical information for me--videos I can watch at any time and the workbook that has the exact steps that I need and the monthly Zoom calls that I love-- but what I really love is that you are an encourager. You help me dream. You help me see past my limitations. I'm so excited for my future and I'm excited about my business again!"
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When everything hits the fan and the world falls around you, what do you do?
This week has been really hard. One of my first consulting clients, Stacy Manning, passed away suddenly from a heart attack this week. She was on the phone with her admin (who also works for me) and just suddenly died.
My company, staff, homeschool community, and our town has been completely shook up. Devastated. Stunned.
The month of May is already crazy with moving into a new office space, my son's graduation, company coming into town, theatre performances, new students enrolling in our music school, and so much more. To add gripping grief on top of all of this is almost flabbergasting. It's hard to just make it through the day.
I've had a rough week and have felt like I'm just flying by the seat of my pants to keep everything going.
I've had to take time off of work, hug my kids a little tighter, binge watch Netflix, and just TRY to take time for self-care and grieving.
I processed some of my thoughts on Facebook Live this week. The link to the video is below.
What do YOU do in a time of tragedy?
And what happens to your business if something happens to YOU? Do you have team and systems set up to sustain the crisis?
All of this and more has been rolling around in my head this week. Let me know your thoughts.
And if you're having a crazy month, hang in there. June is coming.
In loving memory of Stacy Manning
Stacy's work with foster and adoptive parents will live on.
Find her book on Amazon: Adoptive Parent Intentional Parent: A Formula for Building & Maintaining Your Child's Safety Net
About the Author
Hi, I'm Jen Hickle!