Kirsten Simmons

Twitter: @kirstenasimmons

Attended: Lift Off 4 (August 2011)

Where were you in your entrepreneurial journey before Lift Off? I’d been trying to make a number of things stick, with varying success, and I had a really awesome idea for a new business that I had no idea how to bring into reality.

What are you up to now? I’ve had four months straight of health crises (with a week off where my grandfather passed away), but I’ve just had a full month (Feb 2012) of feeling healthy! It’s quite novel and pleasant, I think I’m going to do it again in March. Now that I can reliably work on my businesses, I’m putting most of my attention toward the most profitable, and it’s on the edge of snowballing into something huge. I’m seriously excited about the next six months.

What was your favorite thing about Lift Off? I loved that everyone around me had something amazing to offer, and somehow I had input that was valuable for them as well. No one at Lift Off tried to change who I was or make me choose one of my businesses and leave the others for later. I walked into Lift Off with an awesome idea and no idea how to implement it, and left with action steps, inspiration, and a whole family of people who want to see me succeed.

I also found a community of people who support and care about me, who hold me accountable when I’m healthy, and just hold me when I’m not.

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