Have you ever wondered if starting a kids arts and crafts club is for you? Or maybe you’ve been wanting to start a club but you feel completely stuck on where to start?
Lucky for you, we're going to solve both those challenges for you today!
Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Watch this video (or read the written version below) to learn about the 3 signs to know if you’re ready to start a kids crafting club (or if you should hold off for now!).
Step 2: Take our free 2 minute quiz and find out if you should start a kids crafting club (or if you should hold off for now!).
Bonus: Based on your type, we’ll give you the first 3 simple steps you should take to start making progress today.
Before we get to the 3 signs I first want to share with you 1 big mistake we see people make.
And here it is: Self- DOUBT!
We often hear women say they don’t think they can do it because they don’t have the knowledge, confidence and experience to start their own club.
We can be so self critical, we think: what if I can’t do it, what if no one comes to my classes, what if my crafts flop.
This is just sad because it can’t be further from the truth and this misperception is keeping some gifted people from making their dream of starting a kids crafting club come true.
Let me tell you today, knowledge, confidence and experience are all things you can learn. You don’t have to have it all figured out before you start!
Let me tell you a quick story: For those who don’t know my sister and I came from backgrounds in Engineering and Architecture - so in short we did not have experience teaching kids when we started our club but we had the passion and we were very eager to learn, so we did and now we have a thriving club!
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't easy from the start. I remember the first time I hosted a class like it was yesterday. Now in my career as an engineer I’ve presented at many meetings with executives and board members, but NEVER as in never have I been so nervous as the day I had to teach my first crafting class to a group of 5 year olds. Yup. I am not joking!
So just between us: I had no clue what I was doing!
But guess what: the next class was a bit easier, and the next even easier, and after a month or two I really started feeling confident, I had built relationships with the awesome little kiddies and their parents, my nerves disappeared and I started having fun in every class.
So I promise you my friend, even if you are doubting yourself and think you don’t have the experience and knowledge, the ONLY way to learn is just to start. Even if it's super scary and even if you feel really nervous and don’t have it all figured out.
I love this quote by Simon Sinek, he says:
But most of all start.”
Don’t let your fear of thinking you don’t have the knowledge, confidence or experience hold you back, because you can learn these things and it’s NOT a sign that you are not ready!
Okay so let’s dive into the 3 signs to know if you are ready to start your own kids crafting club.
So this one is pretty straightforward - if you run a kids crafting club, you’re going to be crafting with kids a lot, so if you don’t enjoy being creative and spending time with kids, this is probably not for you.
Running a flexible business from home is very appealing, I know, but you can’t do it for the wrong reasons, it’s not a get rich quick type of business and if your only driver is to do it for the money you will be disappointed.
What’s really important is that you 1) enjoy being creative and 2) like kids. Even if you don't have a lot of experience working with kids. That you will learn in time as my sister and I and most of the members in our membership have.
So you need to think if it's really what you enjoy? And what’s your motivation to do it?
Let’s try this: Close your eyes for a sec and picture yourself running your own thriving kids crafting club, whether it's online, from your home or at local schools. You are teaching arts and crafts a few days a week. You have loads of excited little kiddies that attend your classes and you are creating a new amazing craft with them every week.
How does this picture make you feel? If you feel excited, perhaps a bit nervous that’s normal, but mostly excited then your kids crafting club future looks bright so far.
So this one is really important, like I said before, it’s OKAY to feel like you don’t know enough before you start, as long as you are keen and willing to learn.
Because on top of crafting you will be running a business and you would need to think like a business owner to develop yourself and grow your business. And to do so you need to be open to learn those skills.
If the idea of learning new skills to start and grow your business excites you - then you pass the second test. If the idea makes you feel exhausted and overwhelmed - then maybe you should take a step back for now and start with crafting with your own kids at home first.
Now feeling nervous is totally normal, of course, remember me in front of those 5 year olds?! Yup, I was a nervous wreck.
But as long as those nerves come with huge excitement to learn and make it happen, you’re good to go!
Ok, let’s move on to the final sign.
So this one may sound a bit weird, let me explain.
I want you to imagine your life if you don’t start your own kids crafting club.
If you had to continue doing what you’re doing or go work at a 9 to 5 job. What would that mean for you and your family? Would your kids have to go to daycare if you don’t have a flexible job that allows you to work from home? Would you miss out on quality time with your family? What opportunities and new friendships would you miss out on?
If my sister and I didn’t start our club, I would have missed out on so much. If I continued working in my corporate job I would still have zero flexibility. So there is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for the decision we made a couple of years ago.
We all have our own definition of success, for me it's about being my own boss and being flexible - and the money is just a bonus.
So there you have it!
Here’s what I want you to do next: Click here to take our brand new free quiz. It only takes about 2 minutes to complete and you will find out if you should start a kids crafting club (or if you should hold off on it for now!).
I’m serious about the holding off part, if based on your responses we know it's not for you, we’ll be honest and tell you that.
Now here’s the awesome part: Based on your responses, we’ll give you the first 3 simple steps you should take to start making progress today.
We’ve put a lot of work (and love) into creating this quiz and I hope it helps you get the clarity you need to take the next step toward your dream.
Until next time, cheers!
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