Today's tip promote yourself.
What I mean by this is, do not hesitate to put yourself out there by making it official no matter where you are in life.
Soon after I became a stay-at-home mom, I recall my husband received new business cards, and I will admit I was a bit jealous. They were yet another reminder of my past life. When I told him how I felt he said what are you waiting for order your own cards. At first, I thought he was joking! But actually, he wasn't. He reminded me that I still have a certain set of skills, but now I have different goals.
At that time, I ordered simple cards with my contact information. I told myself when I meet people I feel a connection with, I am going to muster up the courage to hand them my card. The first time I handed out my card, I felt really silly, but it got easier. Nobody ever said we all can't have business cards. We all have something to offer no matter what cycle of life we are in.
I look back at those first business cards I ordered when Luna was still in my belly, and realize now they did make a difference. Even if, the only difference was my knowing I had those cards in my wallet. Fast forward to now, I am ready to order myself some shiny new ones.
Whether you order cards or not, is up to you, but know you are worthy of self-promotion. Here are some of my favorites business cards:
(Please note: These cards are all from Minted.com because I have ordered other stationary from them and loved it. This post is not paid for.)