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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