The Real Female Entrepreneur

TRFE 226 // The Motivation to Keep Going Despite Adversity with Amy Bone

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”I felt like I couldn’t breathe anymore. My life was changing and I couldn't breathe. I was drowning. So, I did this and I got oxygen in my lungs again. And it’s been my journey. It’s worked out. I’m still alive. I still have clothes on my back. My dog is still fed. It has been so difficult, but it’s been my journey and it’s the path I chose.”


with Amy Bone



I hope you listen to this conversation. I hope you feel the depth of light that radiates out of the darkness of Amy’s story. And I hope you know that the same light can radiate out of your own dark moments. Amy wrote off entrepreneurship a long time ago. Life had different plans, though. After losing her father traumatically, being disowned from the rest of her family, being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and realizing her dream job was everything she didn’t want within a two year span, Amy found herself leaving behind the corporate world to start her photography business.

We talk about…

  • Working yourself to a really unhealthy point

  • Dealing with the hardships of life and business

  • How much your mindset can change in a short timespan

  • When her business didn’t grow overnight (or the first year)

  • How the hard stuff opens the door to experiencing the good




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Amy is the owner of Bone Photography where she captures love stories, senior celebrations and “I-do’s” in Rockford, IL and the Chicagoland area. She goes beyond being a local photographer by serving a much wider audience and striving to tell her story and share her education with the world. Whether you show up for her Joke of The Day or follow her blog about the ups and downs of owning a business, Amy puts 100% of herself into what you receive. Rocking her pink overalls and sharing photos of her dog, Amy is a safe place to land and to hear the sweet words of “me too”.