Abbi Wood is a professional wordsmith who connects business owners with their audience through words that shine. She first realized how helpful her word skills were in college when she began to help fellow students with their writing. When we asked Abbi what inspired her to start her business she said, “Being nosy. I couldn’t sit back and not meddle; these days I’m better about waiting until asked before helping!”
She loves the freedom of working for herself. “I can work from anywhere with an internet connection and any time of day/night I choose. No 9-5 hours for me! I fit my biz into my life, and not the other way around. I make time for the things that are most important to me (family and gym) so I’m not bringing my clients a burnt-out, stressed wordsmith. I’m 81% chill and 19% pedantic. Mostly, I love what I do and I have fun doing it. When it counts, I stand my ground,” she says.
Abbi says she has many mentors. “I surround myself with mentors all day long. Those that have had a direct impact: my husband, Erik Wood, owner of Geeks to Go for sharing this life with me and supporting me all the way in everything I do and want to do; Selena Maestas of The Love YOU More Project for reminding me that I can be a priority in my own life; Gwen Montoya for gently walking me through the scary biz thing called marketing with her monthly Build Your Marketing Muscles group; Emily Roach of Biz BFF for giving me the skills I need to adult in biz; Mindy Schoeneman of Sincerely Me Words for being my sister in biz and putting community over competition every single day of the week. Nedra Rezinas of Blue Deer Forest is the voice of reason in my life; she understands what I’m going through before I even say it and I can’t thank her enough for sharing her expertise with me. The (not so) funny thing is that I could keep going – I love my MOB community!”
Despite having a long list of mentors and business allies, Abbi shares that the most challenging time is always at the beginning. “Whether it’s the very beginning, or beginning of a new chapter in my biz. You’d think growing gets easier the more you do it – nope! And therein lies the challenge: always being up for change and growth. Thank God for the people in my life,” she says.
She advises new business owners to do the best they can at the moment. “Don’t sacrifice progress for perfection; do it anyway; do it the best way you know how. There are countless resources that make things easier for us – get involved and learn about them so you can do the hard things in a relatively easy way. And as a person who polishes words for a living, this is not hard to say at all: you have to pull the plug occasionally and just put something out there. Something always beats nothing. So if you’re weighing your options and pondering your way through perfectionist tendencies – every minute you spend debating and wondering and weighing is another minute you’re not doing it,” she explains.
Abbi loves to work with business owners in different ways. From someone who wants an extra set of eyes on their business communications to someone who wants to outsource it all, Abbi has a service for you. She is always growing and expanding her services to meet the needs she sees in her community. “I’ve recently branched out to offering workshops around language in biz, so anyone looking to learn and grow with their community should stalk me a little and then reach out,” she says.
She says her biggest accomplishment is pushing through fear. “I keep doing the scary things with the help and support of people around me. I just want to take a second and say that if you don’t have people, I’ll be that person for you. All you have to do is reach out.”
Abbi loves being a MOB for the community. “Being involved with a group that is conquering biz and personal lives! It’s the ultimate representation of biznality!
She offers new MOB Alliance members 33% savings on her bio writing support package (10% off is her standard Alliance discount).
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