Top three tips on how I overcame a fear of tech to launch online upholstery courses

Do you have fears that hold you back? Do you wish you could do something about it? Last year I turned 40, I challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone and say yes to more opportunities that I previously would have said no to, because of fear. By going with that philosophy opened up so many new opportunities I would have never got to experience.

One of those fears for me was a fear or tech, and still is! I have always sat back and watched other entrepreneurs deliver online courses and programmes and thought it was out of my reach. I had a fear of tech, not knowing how to record, how to edit, what platform the courses should go on, the lists are endless.

So what did I do about this pesky fear? I took action….around May 2022 I saw a retreat course advertised by a fellow entrepreneur and online business coach called Remi from Online Business Temple. The retreat sounded right up my street. I know my learning style, I love to learn in person. I like to ask lots of questions, I get energy from others around me. I knew I didn’t have a lot of time to learn and this retreat was going to deliver how to create a course in a weekend. So I jumped on board and signed myself up for a weekend getaway.

What did I learn?

The weekend away was intense but incredible. I came away feeling inspired and with loads of energy. I had learned so much, not only getting over my fear of technology but also recording videos. I learned the process of creating an online course, tips on how to record, how to edit, and add audio, creating learning guides the list goes on. The biggest achievement was getting over my fear and getting out of my own way!

Why are we doing it …..

I have been asked by many people do you offer online workshops? You are just too far away. I can’t get to your in person workshops. Do you run online courses? There are many reasons why we are launching but one of the main reasons is we are responding to our clients request for more accessibility to be able to do upholstery from the comfort of their own home.

What are the benefits of online upholstery courses?

You can do it whenever you want. There’s no need to worry about taking time off work, rushing to pick up the children, or whatever commitments you have. Choose the time that suits you, when you are in the right frame of mind, and when you really want to do it.

You can do the activity wherever you want to do it. You can do it from the comfort of your own home or you may choose to do it with a friend, or in a group.  You don’t need a huge space to be able to do upholstery, you can do it from your kitchen table.

Learning a new skill like upholstery offers a mindfulness element to it which can have a profound impact in your work or personal life. It leaves you feeling re-energised, fulfilled, with a massive sense of accomplishment. Upholstery is a skill that is more than just beautiful furniture.

Exciting news

In January 2023 we are very pleased to have launched our online DIY upholstery courses.

The online upholstery workshops contain step by step videos and support guides on how to do your upholstery projects, it also includes what tools you need to complete it, and what materials you need to have ready for your project. So you are all ready to go and start making.

The first DIY online upholstery courses to launch show you the techniques and skills on how to make a stool/bench or footstool with shallow buttons & how to make a stool, footstool or bench with pleated corners. These two courses also come with the option to buy frame kits with them saving you the time and energy searching for materials. Prices start from £79 up to £169. Check out the online courses here.

Who are the DIY online upholstery courses for ?

The courses are designed for complete beginners, DIY hobbyists and homeowners looking to add the finishing touches to their home.

It’s time to stop feeling frustrated and bring those dreams of finishing your beautiful home into a reality. I’ll tell you exactly what you need, and where to start, and virtually give you a holding hand through the process.  I’ve been in your shoes, and I know what it feels like to finally put the finishing touches to your home that’s been living in your head for so long. Check out our new DIY online upholstery courses here.

I hope you are inspired by my story of overcoming a fear, not letting it get in the way and stopping you from doing something that you really want to do.

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