Sean D. Young has been writing for over a decade with no plans to stop anytime soon. Along with working as an entrepreneur she authors romantic fiction.
by Beautifully Said Team
She is making BOSS moves in both the business and author world. Her writings make you want to get your favorite blanket, put on some really nice classical jazz music, and grab one of her romance novels where you imagine yourself as the lead character. Beautifully Said Magazine recently spoke with author Sean D.Young as she shared information about her business and the fact that she’s been writing for over a decade.
What clientele does your business Young Creations serve?
As a web developer, my business exists to create functional websites and appealing print collateral for other businesses and entrepreneurs. In today’s world, a website is a necessity for any business. Whether you are small, home-based or a corporation, it is a must. My job is to visually present their products and/or services for all the world to see.
As a writer of romantic fiction, my business exists to make people happy and give them hope. For some people, if only for a moment, I show them what real love looks like. I serve anyone who wants to escape from the hustle and bustle of their real life. For a couple of hours, everything else is forgotten and the reader is transported and absorbed in the story between my characters. At the end, the reader is uplifted and in some cases, feel better than they did before they started reading.
What is a major business goal for you in 2018?
As a web developer, I’d like to expand my clientele. To have the ability to offer larger religious organizations the functionality they need to present their services to the world. I’d also like to partner with the Hallmark Channel and have one of my books made into a movie.
Photo: Sean D. Young
Who or what inspires you to live your best life?
I have found inspiration in many places. First, I believe John 10:10 which says, “I come that you might have life, more abundantly.” For me that means that Christ wants me to have a full life. One that is filled with love, peace, joy, happiness and prosperity. I also find inspiration to live my best life from my family and friends in my inner circle. These are people who only want the best for me and push me to be the best.
What has entrepreneurship done for you?
Entrepreneurship has taught me to trust myself and believe in the gifts God gave me. To have others trust you to create an online presence for them isn’t easy. Deciding to become a writer is a bold step. Why? It takes courage to sit down and write a story and present it so that the world can read and critique it. You must be confident in your ability as a writer and accept the fact that not everyone is going to like your work.
I’ve also learned that it’s okay to fail. It is a natural part of the entrepreneurial journey. Failure is a good teacher and I believe that if we didn’t fail sometimes, it sends the wrong message. In failure we can look back and analyze what went wrong, what steps we should have taken and what we can do differently in the future. When I was very young, a member of my church told me “don’t you worry dear, always remember, that when one door closes God will open a window for you.” To this day, I still believe that, even when it seems that there is no hope.
Ultimately, in the end, I control my own destiny. Which for me means that I must lean not to my own understanding, but always acknowledge God knowing that he will direct my path. Then, with the help of the Lord, I have the power to plan the course of my career. How far I’d like to expand my web development business. The direction I feel that my writing career should go. The decision whether I want to work with a traditional publisher or start my own publishing company? The choice is mine.
As an entrepreneur what have you had to sacrifice to make this business work?
Time is the biggest sacrifice because it includes time away from my family, friends and just being able to do whatever I want whenever I want. I see it as a short term sacrifice striving toward a long term goal.
What motto do you live by?
- Only What You Do for Christ Will Last.
- There’s a blessing in every situation, you just have to find it.
Always treat people like you want to be treated.
What advice would you give someone desiring to quit their job to become an entrepreneur full time?
Hang out with people who are already where they want to be. Talk to them, let them mentor you. After a while, you will be able to judge earnestly if you are ready to become a full-time entrepreneur. Walking away from steady income can be frightening. This is serious business and your livelihood will depend solely on the success or failure of the business. I have not gotten to the full-time mode yet, but I’m striving every day to do so.
Sean D. Young is the author of several novels like Total Bliss and With This Ring. Visit website: www.seandyoung.com.
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