Learn how this businesswoman’s morning routine inspired her to create custom affirmation cards designed to help motivate other like-minded female entrepreneurs.
A morning stretch, an early jog, eating a hearty breakfast, pouring a giant cup of black coffee: quintessential tasks to start your day right and prepare for a successful day in the office. For Alison Hartrum, her favorite morning activity of shuffling through a deck of custom affirmation cards which inspired her to do the opposite – leave the corporate world for good in the search for something more fulfilling.
Alison Hartrum was climbing the corporate ladder with ease it would seem. Winning several awards recognizing her achievements and hard work, outwardly she appeared to be an exemplary businesswoman, but looming behind her many accolades was the imminent burnout corporate employees have come to know all too well.
After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Louisville, Alison spent 8 years working for a Fortune 75 company and was awarded Partner of the Year locally and Top 20 Partner Nationally. While she was reaching new heights in her career, she secretly longed to search for inspiration left behind by stressful corporate culture.
Seeing How The Cards Play Out
Taking a step away from corporate life, Alison found a way to inspire other female entrepreneurs: “I left the accolades and success of my lucrative corporate career in coaching sales professionals to pursue my true passion: travel,” Alison says. It was while she took a step away from her career to see the world that she realized her mentorship was in need. “I started being approached by female entrepreneurs requesting help with their businesses. My drive to assist others in achieving their own success in the business world is what inspired me to start Abambyh Business Coaching.”
Always focusing on positivity, Alison is a firm believer in the law of attraction. Once Alison’s business coaching started taking off, she was trying to figure out a creative and efficient way to convey the importance of keeping a positive mindset to her clients. While Looking through a deck of activity-inspiring cards as part of her morning routine, Alison was struck with the idea that there must be such a deck for business owners. This is how the affirmation cards came to be!
Affirming What’s Possible: Business Prompts for the Motivated Entrepreneur
Business Prompts for the Motivated Entrepreneur are activity-inspired cards that challenge unmotivated thinking. Tailored to helping chaotic corporate and help the everyday professional
The card deck boasts six categories: Action, Business, Feel Good, Prospecting, Reflection, and Visionary. The user can shuffle the deck and choose a card at random, choose at random in a category that feels right for them at that time, or they can look through the cards and choose one with a prompt that inspires them. Alternatively, the manager of a sales or customer retention force could assign the cards as needed. There’s no wrong way to use the cards; it all depends on the user’s needs.
Alison hopes to catch people who are down on their luck, out pursuing their passions, and in search of inspiration. Alison envisions her cards sold in retailers everywhere: offices, airports, bookstores, and coffee shops. While the main purpose of creating these cards was to inspire female entrepreneurs, Alison hopes that they will also help lead change in corporate environments. After all, optimistic mindfulness matched with taking breaks increases levels of productivity. Are you an entrepreneur looking for inspiration? Purchase your own deck of Business Prompts for the Motivated Entrepreneur here!!
On Working With Shuffled Ink
An expert in her field, Alison trusted Shuffled Ink to create high-quality card decks for her business. When asked why she chose to work with Shuffled Ink, she explained: “[Shuffled Ink] communicated with promptness, patience, and thoroughness. They accommodated changes and answered questions at a level of customer service that left me feeling absolutely confident in their professionalism and knowledge.”
Shuffled Ink loves collaborating with visionaries like Alison. Our goal is to deliver a high-quality product, customizable to your specifications. “Shuffled Ink had the most friendly and prompt responses to her initial inquiries, which made a very favorable impression on someone who was embarking on an entirely new venture in creating this deck.”
About Shuffled Ink
Shuffled Ink is a multigenerational family business that specializes in printing custom playing cards, tarot & flash cards, custom card games, packaging and more for businesses and individuals worldwide.
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