Are You Kidding?

by Carol Hess on April 11, 2012

Are you kidding, Carol?  Who the hell are you these days?  I don’t recognize you.


That’s the sound of complete and utter frustration with myself. I can’t get out of my own way these days. I’m doing way too much thinking and taking way too little action.

And my business is suffering.  My bank account is suffering.  I’m suffering.  Worst of all, the people I could help if only they knew about me are suffering.


And then something arrived in my in-box, and I pounced on it!  In fact, I pounced so hard and fast, I almost hurt myself.  For once, my over-used head, my over-cautious heart, and my I’m-never-wrong-but-no-one-listens-to-me gut agreed on something.  With one voice, they yelled, “Do it!”

So I did.

I applied for a spot in the first-ever S’mores Summer Camp for Solopreneurs being offered by the amazing Sandi Amorim and the equally amazing Jenny Bones.

I didn’t even bother to read the sales page.  I just scrolled down as fast as my little mouse would take me to the Buy Now button.  And I clicked that sucker so hard I would have broken a fingernail if I hadn’t bitten them all off weeks ago.

Why did the frozen fearful rabbit that’s been masquerading as me finally crash through my inertia and take action?  Are you kidding?  Why wouldn’t I?

Sandi’s and Jenny’s summer camp is the answer to my Help!-I-can’t-do-it-alone-any-more prayer.  The opportunity to work with these two women is most definitely not an opportunity I’m going to let slip through my fingers.

First of all, there’s Sandi Amorim.  Sandi knows what it takes to build a successful business because she’s been doing it for 12 years.  And she does it her way, not the cookie cutter way.  And she doesn’t lose her mind doing it.  She keeps it simple and manageable.  Result?  She has a business, a clientele, and a lifestyle that fit her like a glove.  I want what she has, and she’s going to show me how to get it.

Also first of all, there’s Jenny Bones.  I don’t know Jenny very well (yet), but I do know a master marketer and message crafter when I see one.  And Jenny’s one of the best.  Just read one of her paragraphs – any one – and you will see the creativity and authenticity oozing out of every word.  I want that kind of magical, voodoo, marketing mojo on my side. . . . . . yesterday.

But you know what I really want?  I want to stop turning away from my greatness.  I want to stop spinning around and around.  I want to stop settling for second best from myself and from my business.  I want to get out there, make a difference, and make a nice sum of money doing it.

I want people in my life who will rattle my cage and set me free.  I want people who will hold my feet to the fire and make me laugh while they’re doing it.  I want people who will be hooting and hollering and clapping and cheering from the front row when I take center stage.

And that’s really why I clicked the Buy Now button on Jenny’s and Sandi’s S’mores Summer Camp for Solopreneurs.

Are you kidding?  Why wouldn’t I?

PS:  I’m getting zip from Sandi or Jenny for writing this post.  Hell, I don’t even know if I’ve been accepted into their program.  But I wanted you to know about it.  That’s all.

by Carol Hess


Categories Community, Dream Catching, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Jenny April 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

Carol, I could not be more thrilled that you’ve applied for the program! And thank you so much for this wonderful post and for making me blush (just a little!) It’s going to be a blast, and in the end everyone will walk away with new-found confidence, clarity and friendship…it’s all win :)


avatar Carol Hess April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

Does this mean I’m in, Jenny? I knew the post would do the trick! :) (I’m kidding, Folks. I really, truly didn’t know I was in the program when I wrote the post.) Woo hoo! I’m looking forward to the best summer camp ever (and I don’t even like s’mores).


avatar Sandi Amorim April 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I don’t know why but this post made me think we need a Summer Camp theme song!


avatar Carol Hess April 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm

You just had to say it, didn’t you? Now I’m going to be up all night dreaming up camp songs. “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Here I am at Camp . . . . . “


avatar jules- big girl bombshell April 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Congratulations! yes…we all need to make a decision, a commitment and find support and help as we move forward on this journey!


avatar Carol Hess April 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Thanks, Jules. :) You’re so right. Commitment is the key and remembering we don’t have to be the Lone Ranger. It’s okay to have lots and lots of Tontos.


avatar Sandi Amorim April 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

A tribe of Tontos! Love it!


avatar Carol Hess April 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Yep — much better than a mob of Masked Strangers, right?


avatar Nikki April 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

Coaching will put a fire under your ass – it has mine! Just look at my shiny new site – weeee! (I never say that, but it seemed appropriate.)

Seriously, Carol, you’ll nail this. I have no doubt. Rock it out, sista!


avatar Carol Hess April 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I’m rockin’ Nikki! And thanks for the vote of confidence. Your shiny new site deserves a weeeee! (Oh dear, at first I typed, “your shiny new site deserves a weeeeed.” Freudian (or some kind of) slip. :)


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