Welcome to The Blaire House

Ah, I finally (officially) have my little space on the world wide web. Welcome! I’m Brooke, and as you have probably already gathered, I’m your right hand woman. 😌 As I open my virtual doors, I thought what better way to welcome my guests than by writing a little something on where I’ve been and […]

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Ah, I finally (officially) have my little space on the world wide web. Welcome! I’m Brooke, and as you have probably already gathered, I’m your right hand woman. 😌 As I open my virtual doors, I thought what better way to welcome my guests than by writing a little something on where I’ve been and how the heck I ended up here — in other words, how The Blaire House took shape and how I plan to virtually lay down some roots. 

Let’s start from (what I guess is considered) the beginning.

The Journey to Intrapreneurship

If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, intrapreneurship is basically a fancy way of saying I’m more an integrator for you than an entrepreneur for myself. Now that we’ve gotten through the formalities, allow me to explain how I started this business of mine:

I wish I had a clear, cut-throat answer for this, but I literally have no idea what got into me! 
I never envisioned myself as an entrepreneur, which is probably why I don’t really associate myself with the term. Even when I left my corporate job (more on that in a bit), I didn’t think to myself “I’m going to start my own business and be my own boss!” I simply just thought I CANNOT BE HERE ANYMORE.

I’ve always loved planners, so let’s start there. 

When I was in school (like grade school), my favorite part of going back was that the school gave us planners. Those planners were like the golden ticket for me — I could map out the exact steps I needed to take in order to get my homework done in the most effective way possible so I could get back to living my best teenage life. 

Fast forward to my adulthood, at my first real job, I was working as a creditor’s rights attorney’s paralegal. I had a ton of free time throughout my work days because hello, #efficient so I thought to myself, kill time by typing out every step of every process you do for Attorney B, print it out, hole punch it, and call it day. So, I did. 

When I was in school (like grade school), my favorite part of going back was that the school gave us planners. Those planners were like the golden ticket for me — I could map out the exact steps I needed to take in order to get my homework done in the most effective way possible so I could get back to living my best teenage life. 

Fast forward to my adulthood, at my first real job, I was working as a creditor’s rights attorney’s paralegal. I had a ton of free time throughout my work days because hello, #efficient so I thought to myself, kill time by typing out every step of every process you do for Attorney B, print it out, hole punch it, and call it day. So, I did. 

What’s funny about this is I was creating my first SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) without even knowing it, and I’ve honestly never put two and two together until just now. Old habits die hard, am I right? 
To put a cork in it, we ended up moving to Tennessee so I had to leave my job. I was so sad about it and they might’ve been more sad too — if I hadn’t left them their golden ticket. They now had the ultimate SOP for the next paralegal to waltz in and steal the show. #Nottobrag, but they still use that as their Bible to this day… TEN YEARS LATER.

Sooo yeah, I’ve been a right-hand woman for longer than I realized. 

ISN’T IT FUNNY HOW LIFE PLAYS OUT? 

That would’ve been a really good time to have the epiphany that I belonged in the business strategy industry but nope. I may be well organized in my professional life, but I’m a little scrappy when it comes to real life. 😜

You’ve heard the story before… corporate go-getter turns entrepreneur because the “dream job” wasn’t all that dreamy. Yep. It’s me. 

I worked for nearly six years at what I thought was my dream job — ya know, the high-rise, heel clicker kind of environment. My scary, second birth experience (Oh hey, Dawson) helped me realize I was miserable in nearly every sense of the word (minus my three favorite work wives). 

So… I left. I didn’t go back after my maternity leave and that decision single handedly changed my life and the quality of my life. 

Becoming The Blaire House 

My daughter and first born, Blaire is who inspired the name of this business because she is my own right-hand girl. To know me is to know Blaire. She has been my sidekick since she was born. 

Humans are nosey creatures and if they don’t ask me straight up, they ask the necessary questions to do the math that solves the underlying question they’re really itching to know… so I’ll save you the trouble: I was 20 when I had Blaire. There really aren’t words to describe our closeness. All I know is she challenges me, pokes fun at me, (sometimes) snuggles me, and believes in me. What more can a mother ask for?

The TBH monogram is a blend of a reflected B and in the middle, the two stems make up the structure of an H. The reflected B’s are to symbolize my relationship with my daughter, Blaire, who inspired the name of the business, and is my own right hand girl.

What You Can Expect From TBH

Hopefully, you know by now that I’m a serve-it-straight-up kinda gal. If you’ve read this far, chances are you have some sass yourself and are enjoying the curb appeal of The Blaire House, #seewhatIdidthere?
I’m here for you, the digital entrepreneur that wants to stop spinning her wheels and start simplifying and scaling. Whether you believe it yet or not, achieving both is possible but everybody needs a right-hand from time to time.

Be Back For More On The Blaire House Blog 

From time-blocking tips to my capsule office + wardrobe, to setting boundaries, to tried & trusted tools, to life around the Sager household, you’ll find new posts throughout the month right here, so be back for more — kick your feet up, take a breather, you landed right here for a reason… Just as I did.

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  1. Lenora Henson says:

    I am in love with the new sight! {You get that sassafras honestly.} You’re a rock star. Love you!

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