“Dear Kim, I’ve spent ages looking at your website – probably about two years! I have always wanted to work with colour and style and fashion and I’ve looked at every course available. If I was in the UK, I would ask for a one-to-one with you because I will have lots of questions and I want you to answer them for me.
Should I do your Ladies Style course first? I’m sure I read somewhere where you said to start with colour but I don’t remember why.
Can you outline what help I will get from you. I want to know everything you know! How long will that take (ha, ha!)” Griselda
If you have always wanted to work with colour & style then what on earth is stopping you?
This so relates to my own epiphany that I’m in the middle of (it’s ongoing, so it’s taking some keeping up with right now).
I realised that I have been living my life and running my business to suit what I thought others wanted. What a load of baloney that has proved to be! One of my mastermind colleagues kept telling me,
“You’re lying to yourself, Kim. That’s not what you should be doing. Do it for yourself.”
So, whose life are you living?
Or are you ‘doing a daft Kim’? and trying to be who you think others want you to be?
It’s all a myth, you know.
2015 is a time for new beginnings for all of us.
So start doing what you want.
You say you’ve always wanted to work with colour & style and then asking me which course to start with. So it’s clear that you are not living your dream or your perfect lifestyle right now.
And that is a tumultuous tragedy.
My advice is,
“Just do it!”
Look at all the courses available and follow your gut instinct.
You know that with me you will get my personal support
With every training course I offer 6 months’ personal email support but the only reason I wouldn’t answer an email after that is when I’m six feet under!
Plus you get 24/7 access to our FaceBook group which is exclusively for consultants who have trained with me. There’s some fabulous conversations going on in there right now and I dip in and out on a regular basis.
So you will alway have my help – unless FaceBook goes out of business, of course, and we have our online forum as a back-up anyway!
Where to start?
Always, always start with colour.
You can design an outfit for your client down to the tiniest detail:
- The jacket collar must be 3.459875 millimetres below your left ear
- The belt must be worn 16.23 millimetres below your right bosom
- The skirt must have the zip 17.8987686 millimetres to the right of your spinal column
- and all the other detailed rubbish that some consultants churn out…
Yet still the first thing your client will ask you is “Yes, but what colour do I buy?”
Colour is the first thing we see, especially when shopping for clothes. So you will be giving your clients major valuable information about how to look fabulous for ever and a day.
Everyone wants to know their colours!
But not everyone wants the style stuff.
Probably because they are expecting to have to strip off and all that garbage – not with my training, I can assure you!
But the main reason is that colour is fun.
You can get to know a lot more about your client when you and she are having fun together.
It can be very uncomfortable for a client who has never met you before to have to start talking about their body shape, weight, and all the wobbly bits they don’t like. Leave that until you both know each other better; until she trusts you!
And when you start with colour, you might discover that you want to stick with just colour and never move on to styling.
I made a fabulous living for 17 years offering just colour services alone.
I designed all my courses to be modular
You just pick the one you want and then try any of the others when you’re good and ready.
This makes it more affordable too.
But for goodness sakes, Griselda, just get on with it!
There are people out there waiting for you to take the next step. Don’t you dare disappoint them – or yourself!
I’m here to help you every step of the way.