Ceramic Handprint Training ~ Walk Through The Fear

It is Friday night and I am sitting in a coffee shop ( I love coffee shops.) It is snowing outside and I am feeling very cozy.

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I know there are a few of you who are on the fence about starting your own business. It is scary to think of becoming an entrepreneur. It can be overwhelming. It can feel impossible. It can feel too expensive.

When you sit with your quiet self and dream about this business, what holds you back? All of the above?

I understand. I really do.

Are you in lack mindset? Or abundance and enough for everyone mindset?

Think about this for a minute. Feel it.

It is easy to default to what feels like impossible and for someone else.

Who are you to take on running your own business? Right?

I have been there. I am still there actually.

I get stuck in that mindset too. Still! Believe it or not.

I have been an entrepreneur for 18 years. I deal with fear on the regular.

Trust yourself. You have what it takes. The only thing holding you back is your own fear. I know that is a biggie. Honey, I believe in you. You can walk through it and you will thank yourself for it.

I really will take your hand and walk you through this program. My videos are easy to follow and I am available for coaching through the process.

It is time to take the leap.

I am waiting for you.

Amy xoxo

Your Own Ceramic Handprint Business

Did you know that if you start now, you can have your own ceramic handprint business up and running in time to create keepsakes for the holidays?! Yep, it is true.

This is the welcome video in my training program...

Sometimes it is just easier to have someone walk you through the process, instead of trying to figure it out on your own. That is where I come in. :)

~~Amy xo

Meet Ceramic Handprint Training Trainee Kristin ~ Texas Based Artist

Hello Lovelies! Here is another one of my trainees. Meet Kristin! She has a beautiful business in Texas! Here are her words about my training program. Her business is.....Love In Clay.

“I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Amy’s training! After months of trying to figure out how to start a handprint business on my own, I stumbled across Amy’s training and I couldn’t have been happier! I never could have started a successful business without her help. The training is so easy to follow and I refer back to it constantly. Amy is so incredibly helpful and has been there for me every step of the way. She has always responded quickly and with wonderful and very helpful advice. I knew I could count on her every step of the way in this process and I am so thankful to have had such a supportive teacher. I am so glad that I purchased this program, as I know I wouldn’t have been able to start this type of business without training. I am so happy to be able to stay home with my kids and run a business that I love on my own schedule. I will be forever grateful to Amy and her training! ~ Kristin Willams

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Hello....I am Amy! Welcome & a quick intro.

Hello Lovely,

I FaceBook live regularly over on my Facebook page. If you are not part of my FB community, why not?! :) Join me. 

Head over to Facebook and look up Ceramic Handprints & Training and you will find me there!

Here is my FB Live from today!

Looking forward to meeting you. Let me know where you are from and if you ever have any questions, ask away. Message me on FB or my email is [email protected]

Lotsa love to you!

~ Amy

Ceramic Handprint Training ~ Testimonial

So many of us moms are looking for a way to make money AND stay home with our kiddos. This is THE BEST part of having your own Ceramic Handprint Impression business, you are the boss and you get to mold this around you and your family.

I love what I do! You know, my favorite part of my business is meeting amazing people from around the world and right here in the USA. Patricia C. is from Alabama and she has a beautiful business. Patricia, you are a delight and I have loved working with you! 

 Patricia C. from Clayful Memories

Patricia C. from Clayful Memories

"I loved training with Amy. I scraped up and sold what I could to get into this business because I wanted it so badly. I only needed to watch the videos once, taking notes, then I was able to soar from there. Since then I've come up with many ideas of my own and learned my own tricks. My business picked up after about a year (mostly due to lots of big changes and sickness so I wasn't able to market much for a while) and now my hard work has paid off. Amy has great suggestions for marketing that has really helped me. I've been in direct sales before and I was never any good at it! I had trouble marketing, the products weren't unique enough because EVERYONE was doing it, and most importantly....I was not in love with the products, myself. But THIS business I am truly over the moon for. I love meeting the families and making them smile with the precious pieces I'm creating for them. I knew this would be a great business for me because I absolutely *needed* these pieces made for my own babies. Learning this art has been so exciting and to this day I am absolutely giddy to open up the kiln and see the finished pieces. I'm so glad I found Amy and I highly recommend the program. 

-Patricia C, Alabama"

Patricia's Facebook page and website can be found here....

https://www.facebook.com/ClayfulMemoriesCeramics/

http://www.clayfulmemories.com/

Ready? My training program is now online! You can check it out here....

Ceramic Handprint Online Training Program

~ Amy 

My Book of Ceramic Handprint Trainees! Are you in it?

It has been my intention to help other women build a successful business Ceramic Hand & Footprint business. I have been very blessed to add names each month to this book. 

I would love for you to join the group of amazing souls who grace these pages. 

Women who were courageous enough to take a leap of faith, even when they may not have felt completely ready.

Join me, won't ya?

~Amy xo

Another Successful Ceramic Handprint Artist, Stephanie!

I am thrilled to introduce you to Stephanie Councill. I have been working with Stephanie for the past several months as she is getting her Ceramic Handprint business up and running. It is very rewarding to see those who take training seriously, follow the steps, spread their wings and fly! Stephanie has a beautiful business in Virginia. It is called Impress Me, Custom Ceramic Prints. 

""I came across Ceramics Handprints Training at the perfect season in my life. My husband and I had just sold our small company and I found myself wondering what to do next! I homeschool our 15 and 8 year olds and wanted a flexible schedule that would allow me some artistic expression – I found this in a Custom Ceramic Handprint business. The training from CHT was the perfect catalyst to get my creative juices flowing! I started my business within a month of receiving my training – and my kiln has been full ever since! CHT made start up easy with suggestions for materials, tools, product pricing and more – and the ability to connect directly with Amy with questions is a definite bonus. If you are looking for a way to bring in an income, provide a service to local families while owning your own creative business – all on your own schedule, I highly recommend Ceramics Handprints Training." Stephanie Councill

Here FB page is https://www.facebook.com/impressmeceramicprints/

 Stephanie Councill and Family ~ Impress Me, Custom Ceramic Prints

Stephanie Councill and Family ~ Impress Me, Custom Ceramic Prints

I am here to help you get going and the good news is I am just a click away. Please reach out anytime and let's get you started!

~Amy

Two Resolutions for me in 2017!

Happy New Year Beautiful!

2017....Bring it ON!

How many years have you spent sitting down on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day and written a list of your new year goals??? 

If you are like me...every year, right?!

Well, of course I still want to lose weight, make more money, improve my relationships, go on a nice vacation, read more etc. All those goals are in check and being worked on but...

This year I am making two changes that will give me more time for all of these things (above list) to manifest into my life; I am not keeping my phone by my bed during the night and I am getting up and out of bed at the same time (earlier) everyday (with the exception of a few weekend days here and there.)

I love my phone. It keeps me connected and it keeps me entertained. It makes it so I can escape for hours at a time, if I let myself. Sometimes, that is okay, everyday and night (into the wee hours of the mornings too) is not okay.

I resolve to connect more in real life. Phone calls, emails, date nights (sans phone,) handwritten letters, and just in general, phone free.

Will I still use my phone everyday? Yes, I use it to connect with people I am building professional relationships with, I use it to life coach, I use it to decorate my social media feeds, to stay connected with my teenagers, but I know I have that phone in my hand far too often. So that stops now.

These two things are going to change my life and I am ready for all the crazy beautiful manifesting that will come from just tweaking things a bit.

How about you? Are you really ready to make 2017 different? Share with me how you are going to do it. What are you willing to do to finally achieve the life you want?

 Live now! Make changes now. Start now. Life is happening now.  Sending you love,  Amy 

Live now! Make changes now. Start now. Life is happening now.

Sending you love,

Amy 

Ceramic Handprint Business Training ~ What are you waiting for?

Have you been thinking about starting your own clay handprint business for awhile now? I know it is easy to put off something that may seem challenging! Don't be afraid of the challenge. You got this and I am here to help you.

2017 is literally just around the corner. Want to be up and running and making your 2017 different than 2016? Now is the time to get ahead of the game. ;)

I went live on Facebook the other day to talk about this very thing. I want to share it here on my website. So, here ya go!

Message me anytime or visit my Facebook Page, it is Ceramic Handprints and Training. I post there often.

I look forward to helping you realize a dream of running your own business.

~Amy

Ceramic Handprint Business & Training Testimonial

It fills me up to be able to help others run a successful home business, especially one that is profitable.

Meet Jen....

Several years ago Jen reached out to me from the Philippines and was curious about starting her own ceramic handprint business. Of course I said yes and we got right to work.

Jen is a huge breast feeding advocate and she has found a perfect way to combine her passions. Here are a few words Jen had to say about training with me.

"More than the excellent training package (including the DVD, manual, starter kit, video blogs etc), it is the trust and the helpful voice of Amy that is the winner with this whole training. I live outside USA so I don't have access to stores or shops that otherwise is easy to find for US residents. But Amy was very patient and helpful in giving me all the information I needed. She went well out of her way to help a trainee she did not even know for long. And I think this is what sets her training apart from other ceramic impressions training out there, her dedication to help and make you succeed. This is the perfect business for a single mom like me, who wants to give more time to her son but still bring income to the family. -Jen, MNL"

I am waiting for YOU! Let's get busy getting you ready for your own business.

~Amy xo

What is Ceramic Handprint Training & What Type of Person This Business is Good For?

Hi Beautiful,

I am loving FaceBook LIVE! It is exciting to be able to connect with you in real time.

Last Friday on FB LIVE, I talked about working from home and how moldable this business is for you and your family and also what type of person I am looking to work with.

Taking a leap into the entrepreneur world can seem overwhelming. I want to take that fear away and let you know that you can do this! I am here to help you and encourage you along the way.

If you have been thinking about starting your own ceramic handprint business for awhile now, this is a great time to get started. Make sure you watch through to the end and you can hear about an amazing offering I will be giving out during the month of May.

Have a looksie and let me know what you think.

Have a super week and I will be back with more information for you each week.

Much love,

Amy

Facebook LIVE ~ A Way to Promote YOUR Ceramic Handprint Business

Well, I am doing it! I am starting to experiment with Facebook LIVE! It is exciting and scary and the same time.

Have you heard of it? You can actually record in real time and have your followers/customers watch you and interact with you LIVE. If they miss the live broadcast they can always catch the replay.

Part of your training with me is to keep you up to date on the best ways to interact with your people. The best way to gather more customers is to create a relationship with them. If they "see" you and "hear" you and have a way to "interact" with you, you will be building trust. You show that you are a real person and not some weirdo on the interwebs. ;)

Here is my first LIVE broadcast on FB. Now listen, if I can do this, you can do this. I was nervous! But I made it through....

I feel it is important for you to get to know me. If you are interested in starting your own Ceramic Handprint Business and you are getting ready to invest in my training program, it is only natural that you would like to know who I am. I totally get that!

So, with that said, I will be leading by example and using the new Facebook LIVE tool, about once a week. If you catch it LIVE, I would love to see you pop on and comment and ask questions. That way I can get to know you and you can get to know me.

As always, let me know any Qs you may have. I am ready to help you get going, when you are ready to take the leap.

Oh...and make sure you follow me on Instagram @clayhandprintbiz Just click on the pic below and you will be taken to my Insta account. Make sure you click on the follow button. (thank you)

 

 

 

Words from one of my CHT Trainees ~ I love my job!

Being a business coach, I get to help so many amazing people start up their own Ceramic Handprint Impressions business and I love it! I love everything about it. I get to be part of the evolution of someone's dream. It is fun to see all the Qs that come up at the beginning and then to see the confidence build as you step into the role of business owner.  I get to see my trainnee soar as they start the process of learning the ins and outs of this business.

I am thankful for this process. It fill me up!

I have just recently wrapped up my training with Kristin and this is what she had to say about my training and working with me.

"I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Amy's training! After months of trying to figure out how to start a handprint business on my own, I stumbled across Amy's training and I couldn't have been happier! I never could have started a successful business without her help. The DVD's are so easy to follow and I refer back to them constantly. Amy is so incredibly helpful and has been there for me every step of the way. She has always responded quickly and with wonderful and very helpful advice. I knew I could count on her every step of the way in this process and I am so thankful to have had such a supportive teacher. I am so glad that I purchased this program, as I know I wouldn't have been able to start this type of business without training. I am so happy to be able to stay home with my kids and run a business that I love on my own schedule. I will be forever grateful to Amy and her training! Kristin ~ Tyler, TX LoveInClay.com

 

Even though I "officially wrap up training" I am always available for questions down the road. I have had some of the people I have trained email me years into their handprint career and ask a few follow up questions. I always love that too. Lets me know they are still working their business and that things are going well.

I just wanted to share this testimonial with you because I know it can be scary when you are trying to make the decision to start. There are many things you have to weigh out to see if this business is right for you.

BUT with that said, often times it is just the need to walk through your fear and JUST START. Taking the first step is the hardest part. Once you begin, everything will fall into place, as if it was just waiting for you to say.....let's go!

If you pick me to help you along the way, I will be very honored.

Much love,

Amy, your coach in waiting! xoxo

 

Is Working for Yourself a Good Idea?

Many people dream of being their own boss, starting a company and have it flourish. There is a freedom that comes with running your own business. With that said, it does not mean it is all rainbows and butterflies. There is actual work involved. Crazy, I know.

So the question you have to answer for yourself is...

Will you be a good boss for....YOU?

Often times, when you work for someone else, you check in, do the work asked of you and then you leave at the end of your day and call it good (for the most part.)

There have been many days, as I have been working for myself, for the past 16 years or so when I have had a crazy busy day, when I think about working a job that I just click in and out of. Sometimes working for yourself can be a bit stressful. You are doing all the parts of a business that big companies hire many different people to do. You wear many different hats when you run your own business.

There is much to learn as an entrepreneur. Once you decide that you are going to work for you, you need to implement some strategies that will set you up for success. Those strategies are a bit different for everyone and you will have to figure out what works best for you. But that is the fun part. YOU get to figure it out.

It is not always a smooth road, not going to lie about it. There is a steep learning curve when you start building a business. It is not as easy as hanging an "OPEN" sign on your front door. There is work involved. Lots of it.

Now, I am not trying to scare anyone away from starting your own business. I am selling a business training program for crying out loud. But I am saying it is not for everyone. Is it for you?

But when you make the decision to jump in, be prepared to learn and to learn a lot!

I say all this to get to this point....

The reward of you putting the work into your very own business is worth any uncomfortable personal growth that comes with being your own boss.

Be prepared to learn and grow a lot.

I consider myself an introvert. I am quiet and shy by nature but being my own boss meant I had to put on my big girl pants and get busy. I have really learned more than I ever thought I would about being a business owner and entrepreneur.

BUT that is one of the best parts of being your own boss! You will learn and grow in ways you never thought you would. It is exciting.

  • You get to create the kind of business you want.
  • You get to decide how to interact and be with your customers.
  • You get to decide when to work. you get to decide how much to charge.
  • You get to decide the style and aesthetics you want your business to portray.
  • You get to decide the quality of work you want out in the world.
  • YOU get to make all the decisions, and that my friend, is a beautiful thing.


Are you ready for an adventure? Are you ready to bet on yourself?

The good news is I am here to help you get going. I am here to answer your questions and make the initial steps of starting your own Ceramic Handprint Business successful.

When you are ready, I am ready to help you.

Take the leap....

Much love,

Amy

2016 ~ Motivation for YOUR Ceramic Handprint Business

It is that time of year. New goals, dreams, things you want to make happen. Well, it is time to start doing. Taking action is the most important part of this process.

To inspire you, here are a few photos of some impressions I have created recently.

So many creative outlets are fulfilled through this business. Seriously!

Enjoy the website and let me know if you have any Qs. You can always email me at

[email protected]

Happy Thursday!

~Amy, your resident handprint trainer :)