Welcome again to Daring Women Wednesday!
This week I’m featuring Lise Galipeau, an entrepreneur who I have had the pleasure of sitting down with for virtual coffee. Lise is one of the most fun, bubbly, and creative people I have had the pleasure of meeting in the business world – and she’s an amazing web designer!
What do you do and how long have you been doing it?
What excites you most about your work?
Oh boy, let me see. I love how I can transform a site with just using CSS and a great theme. I love CSS, it’s my favorite tool. I get a lot of satisfaction from hearing my clients tell me, “Wow! I love my site’s new look.” Every new project is exciting because I get to do it all over again. And I really like helping others with simple design changes they can make themselves and understanding Wordpress.
What’s the hardest part?
I would say the fact that I don’t have any friends around me who can relate to what I do. Not having anyone I can have coffee with to discuss our work,our frustrations and brainstorm… someone that speaks the same ‘online’ language LOL – That’s why belonging to great Facebook groups helps, plus I have an internet friend and we chat almost every day, but she lives in Texas and I’m near Montreal, Quebec. It would still be nice to have someone nearby.
What does it mean to you to work on your own terms?
It means that I decide when and how long I want to work. It has happened that I couldn’t sleep because my brain was working, so I got up and went to work, in my basement where my office is. That was at 1am! It means I don’t have to get dressed to go to work, if I don’t want to. I have very comfy p.j.’s. It means I have my own money to buy stuff I want, not necessarily what I need :). It means I can do my work wherever I want.
What inspired you to do so?
When did you know that this is what you were supposed to be doing with your life?
What inspires you most in your life right now?
Name 3 ways you’ve been changed by this work or 3 lessons you have learned.
- If we put our minds to it, we can learn something new at any age.
- Doing something you love and you’re passionate about makes all the difference in the world. I hate cooking with a passion LOL but I love web design with a passion and I would be online 24 hours if I could. Others love cooking but hate the internet (What??I know right!). So do what makes you happy.
- This work brings me more satisfaction, validation and joy than any other work I have done in my life before. It keeps my brain young, if not the other parts of my body LOL.
What is your biggest goal over the next year?
What advice would you give to other women who want to work on their own terms and create a life they’re passionate and excited about?
Just as Nike says: Just Do It!
Recommend something that has shaped you in your business.
Thank you, Lise, for sharing your story with us!
Are you interested in being featured as a Daring Woman on Amber Uninhibited?
Email me and tell me about how you work on your own terms and why it excites you!