My name is Megan Brame

I'm a semi-nomadic marketer who swears often, wears lots of black, has fun hair, and never stops thinking about marketing. (It's a curse, really)

I spent a boatload of my time thinking up new business ideas, walking our dog (Jimmy Bagels), blogging here (and The Beige House), podcasting, and wondering what the long term effects of my daily pot of coffee are doing to me. (eh, whaddyagonnado)

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I wasn't always this person

Believe me, I know the feeling of whatever you're going through. The impatience of waiting for success, dodging the slightly-concerned questions from friends and family, wondering why "they" could do it while I couldn't. 

I wish I could've been content with a steady office job; any time I tried it seemed to end with crying and feeling ground up by "this is how we've always done it." I'd burn out, get depressed, drink too much, and go back in because I was terrified of losing my income and benefits (better known as the "golden handcuffs")

I just knew my life was meant to run differently. When I was still in college, I opened up a wee tiny soap and candle business, shucking things at local craft fairs.  The money was way more dynamic but the freedom to control my own fate...oh man, I was hooked.

That soap and candle company ended up garnering 5 industry awards, beating out ginormous companies, and being mentioned in over 100 publications. It was all my work...and it was only my work.

I was afraid to give up control, you see, so I'd do everything myself. The production, sales, shipping, logistics, bookkeeping, taxes (yikes!), graphic design, web name it, my hands were in it. I worked myself into a trap where I was afraid to let go and my business turned from a dream I had into a job I hated.

I ended up walking away from it and finding my current path: helping other entrepreneurs build their businesses into profit-making machines that let them get away from their soul-sucking jobs and support their families and lives by doing it right the first time and avoiding the pitfalls of fear.

Fun (?) Facts About Me

  •   I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA. My husband is originally from Cincinnati, OH so we pretty much avoid watching *certain* football games
  •  We have three pets: Bettie, Jeter, and Jimmy Bagels.
  • I've run the gauntlet in terms of jobs. Environmental canvasser, door-to-door vacuum saleswoman, server, website developer, Director of Marketing, freelance writer, graphic designer. The worst was the vacuum sales...I sold one then quit.
  • My favorite place in the world is the clearance plant section at Lowe's. I try to garden, and I would say my thumb is somewhere between black and green. I figure if I spent $1 on a plant and it dies, well, it was on the way out anyhow.
  • I'm a converted Affirmationist. I used to believe affirmations were useless, but I started giving it a go in May of 2019 because I figured "what could it hurt?" Life. Changing. Dudes, please lean into the embarrassing feelings of doing it and just try. The results have BLOWN my mind.

My Big Cuckoo Plans

  • Upcoming tattoos
  • life
  • Own a home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Have my fortune told.
  • Earn enough money to fly private so I can bring Jimmy Bagels with us (not in the cargo hold + he's too big to fly under a seat)
  • Go skydiving (by myself, I guess? Steve's DEFINITELY not into it)
  • Cultivate a capsule wardrobe. On one hand, I want to be one of those people with 10 identical shirts. On the other hand...I really love frilly dresses so...

The Quote I Live My Life By:

"We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win..."

-President John F. Kennedy

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I know it's a little before my time but to me this famous line from JFK is a huge motivator. It makes me feel powerful, like I can accomplish anything. Things will inevitably be difficult, but I am strong, driven, and can accomplish amazing things by digging in and driving forward.

Maybe even going into outer space!

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