Have you ever been afraid to make an offer because you aren’t an ‘expert’ Maybe you feel like you’re still new, or you didn’t go to college, or your self taught, so you keep yourself small.
I’ve been holding myself back big time these past few months. Rebranding and restructurering my business was definitely not on my agenda this year, but here we are. I’ve been learning a ton about coaching, have been practicing with other coaches about 4 times a week, and have been applying what I now know to the work I’m doing with my current clients and getting results, and yet…
‘I’m still figuring this out what gives me the right to help others’
‘People will think I’m trying to be someone I’m not.’
‘I’ve still got so much to learn. I shouldn’t be marketing myself.’
Yikes. I still need help examining the limiting beliefs I have because sometimes I don’t even know that they’re there. Working through those thoughts, I began to see, and trust, that even though I am changing the direction of my work, the past 2 ½ years weren’t for nothing. I learned A LOT. I learned SO MANY things that are going to continue to bring so much value.
Look at all the things that you’ve been able to make happen- things that were once just thoughts in your head. Not everyone can do that.
The truth is I’m committed to learning throughout my entire life and that would be silly to let that learning stop me from serving and making money. And as long as you’re in business, you’ll always be learning too, so you can’t let that stop you from making an impact and being compensated for it.
If you wait till you feel ready then you might be waiting a while, and at some point, you just have to do. You can only consume information for too long. A lot of it you tend to forget if you don’t start implementing it anyway.
Nothing prepares you more for doing it real life than actually doing it in real life. 📷: @carmen.ellis.studio
A beautiful blend of textures and materials for this entry!
They say sunshine is the best medicine.. to the beach we go then!
Can you believe how talented these women are! These are the 7 artists I have the pleasure of showing with next weekend from 11 to 6 at 797 W Live Oak St as part of the #westaustinstudiotour. Can’t wait for round 2!
Check them all out and give them a follow!
Got those winter vibes.
Shot on Sony A7iii
A new bag we designed for @loyaltyleather it was really fun to design.
A new bag we designed for @loyaltyleather it was really fun to design.
I took a break from Instagram as I was deciding what I really wanted this space to be. It’s easy to jump into things out of excitement before putting any thought or intention behind it. I’ve still been taking lots of photos behind the scenes, I just haven’t been sharing it. After this tiny social media break, I feel refreshed and excited to create, but also to share that with you all. My favorite part about photography is story-telling and it is a great honor that I get to be apart of these people’s lives by capturing their story. I want this space to be more than a reflection of my business, but be an encouragement to others and a space that inspires creativity. -
With all that being said, here’s my beautiful sister-in-law. ❤️ Love you Al.
The mind is a powerful tool that shapes our reality. It’s why eyewitness testimonies are so unreliable and why what you believe you can or cannot achieve will hold you back or take you far.⠀
A big part of what holds us back from believing in ourselves is fear. @Willsmith has said to face fear everyday because it lies to you. When you listen more closely to what fear says, you realize that its advice doesn’t make sense. He also says that in the moment of ultimate fear, you find pure bliss.⠀
He uses the example of skydiving. All night you’ll toss and turn, you won’t be able to eat breakfast. In the plane ride, you’ll have nervous butterflies. But, once you actually jump out of the plane, fear is gone. The moment you’re flying through the air, all you feel is blissed out.⠀
Decide that despite your insecurities, the disapproval of others or your circumstances, you’ll create the thing you most want to create. After all the hard work, when you finally get the opportunity to launch yourself into the air, everything will get out of your way. It’s a wonderful feeling. ⠀
Tell me about a time in you life when you were able to move past your fear and experience that free fall. If you haven't felt that yet, what is one thing you want to tackle right now that fear has held you back from 👊 #unstoppable ⠀⠀
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We are proud to host the ambassadors from Argentina, Brazil and Peru for dialogues next week on ‘Policy changes and what they mean for investors”. Join us at 2pm next week at the Fullerton Hotel to find out more.
🚨 Long post alert 🚨
I’ve been reflecting so much on how much of a transformation has happened in my life over the past year.
And I honestly can’t express how thankful I am to be where I am today.
Before I opened my own firm, I was depressed and lost.
I didn’t like the firm I was at, and I felt like there was no way out.
I knew there was a fire inside of me that needed to be let out, but I just didn’t know how to get it out!
Finally, my husband and I decided we needed a big change... we made the decision to move to Houston in order to be close to my family.
We spent a few weeks getting our house ready to sell, then we put it on the market.
I didn’t even have anything lined up in Houston, and I hadn’t decided to open my own firm yet.
After our house was on the market for a week, I told my husband I couldn’t wait any longer, and that I had to quit my job before I went crazy!
We had that conversation on a Wednesday.. Luckily, he convinced me to not quit until we had a contract on our house.
Best decision ever.... Because that Friday, I got FIRED!
Yes, FIRED! I’ve never publicly told anyone that, but I’m getting real here.
I got fired from a job I hated, and I had never felt so free in my entire life.
And that’s coming from a girl that was in the army 😆
It was in that moment when the 2 partners came to my office that I knew it was time to open my own firm.
But I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason (I even have a tattoo of that quote), and I know going through that experience led me to where I am today.
Since I was fired and made the decision to open my own firm, my life completely turned around.
I have not felt “stuck” at all, and today I feel like I am truly thriving!
I am so thankful to every single client that has trusted me with their business.
More than anything, I want to fill the gap between small businesses and quality legal services, and I hope I’ve made progress towards that goal.
There have definitely been tough moments, but they have all been worth it.
All of that to say, THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting me over the past year, and I can’t wait for the years to come 💕
Here is some footage of Cheryl painting the power tote prototype. Since we plan to remake this bag with an adjusted pattern we decided to have some fun and make something a little more free and avant-garde. We love it natural and we love it painted. What’s your favorite
Okay - so THIS is a conversation I’m excited to have. Join me on IG Live tomorrow as @welcome_sarah ‘s guest in her Increase Your Income series. .
We’re talking about being a corporate climber, how to leverage your corporate career to catapult your business (IF you choose to start a business)... we’ll even chat about this whole entrepreneur vs. corporate ‘situation’. Hint: 🗣🗣 you don’t have to choose!!
Join us tomm Thursday 12noon CST.
And visit her profile to register so you can get extra goodies and bonuses after the Live series. 💚
In many ways, passion is the opposing force of logic. No one becomes a musician because “they are in it for the money”. They do it because they love it. Passion is what fuels the drive to work endless hours and logic gives direction. You need both. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PURSUE. YOUR. TRUTHS.
#passionandlogic #rebelpath #pursueyourtruths
I almost done with this commission. It’s a prize wheel made from 2x4’s, a lazy susan, and edge glued pine boards. Next I need to cut and glue in dowels and make the piece that makes the wheel eventually stop, what’s it called 🤷♀️ I love simple builds and even more when it works as planned. Happy Wednesday y’all (clearly I’ve lived in the south too long😄)
So, now that the secret’s out... Here’s our thought process behind our new look
On the strategy side -
With you and this amazing community of entrepreneurs & passion businesses in mind, we want to continue to build a brand that makes people feel empowered and also expresses a sense of fulfillment.
On the creative side -
We are constantly inspired by diversity and conflicting elements, and that's probably partly because of how different Terrie and I are. We have opposite strengths, different personal styles, and we connect and communicate differently. And this is why we love drawing creative energy from opposites.
So, when it came to designing shoots, we love finding harmony between conflicting elements - femininity vs. masculinity, loudness vs. serenity, high fashion vs. lifestyle…
After having designed many brand photo shoots for businesses & entrepreneurs in different industries, and now having completed our own, I want to share our tips with you!!
I'm going to be doing our FIRST EVER Facebook Live on -
**The 5 Crucial Things to Know Before Investing in Your Brand Photography**
Join our inner circle over at ✨The Brilliant Collective on Facebook if you haven't already! Link in bio. ☝🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm going to do regular live training inside, get ready to execute on all the best branding and marketing tips!
🙌🏻P.S. This is designed to be a closed group to make sure it’s a space for meaningful connections and collaboration among the action takers. If this sounds perfect for you, join us! Link to join in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚡️P.P.S First Facebook Live this Friday at 1PM Pacific Time. I’ll share everything you need to know when you plan your own brand photo shoot, so you don't waste $$$. I’ll see you there this Friday
Progress over perfection! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We couldn't agree more. Every day you work on your business, you're getting closer to your goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Find this quote graphic, plus lots more in the membership now! #styledstocksociety
Oakley 🐶 and I want to show you what we’ve been up to! These 2x3’s just went live over at baileybuilds.com. 🙌🏽. Which ones your fav I’m diggin’ the bottom right. That teal and copper are 😍.
Meet Nefertiti “Neffy” Anderson (@neffyanderson) our Moderator for Content Creatives: 101. Nefertiti is a media correspondent, video producer, and social media strategist who helps entrepreneurs and brands achieve their business goals through multimedia storytelling. Throughout her career, at Black Entertainment Television (BET) Neffy interviewed some of your favorite celebrities such as Nick Cannon, K. Michelle, Ciara, Kandi Burress, August Alsina, Diggy Simmons, Keyshia Coles, and Nelly to name a few. As the network’s social media strategist, Neffy spearheaded the digital campaigns for tier 1 shows and specials such as the BET Awards, 106 & Park and Black Girls Rock. Make sure to grab your tickets.
#bet #blackgirlsrock #content #creatives #calledtobecreative #contentcreators #creativebiz #creativeentrepreneur
We spend so much time behind a screen, are we losing out on human connection💻 We schedule our lives, check up with clients, and run our businesses all through our phones.
And it's exhausting, I get it sis.
I would hug you IRL right now.
Just because we're busy, and sometimes stuck behind a screen doesn't mean your clients have to suffer that loss of human connection. A customized gift arrangement sent directly to your client to thank them for their business will leave that personal touch even when you can't be there.
Want to have them shouting your business name from the rooftops Talk to me about personalized and branded items (yas friend, that is real 👸🏼). So what are you waiting for Let's do this! Send me a DM asap and check "send gifts" off your to-do list ✔ #withlovegiftco
I bought some @sietefoods tortillas last week at @wholefoods when they were on sale. Tonight I tried the almond tortillas with mixed berries, a dollop of coconut milk, and a dollop of cinnamon. Delicious. As prepared, 42C, 7.5F, 3P. .
Do you want to learn how to fuel your body so you can enjoy good food and have room for some treats I mean those carbs you think you should skimp on. My next round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss starts June 3. Link in the bio or head over to fasterwaywithMorna.com.
Yes, fruit was harmed in the making of this awesome print. Here’s progress on cyanotyping with citrus, it’s a form of eco printing using the sun. Next step is trying on fabric! 🍊🍋🍊🍋🍊
Is that my FRAND! 😍⠀⠀
You don't have to take selfies but girl, you BETTER have some phone photos! ⠀⠀
Are you deaf yet from hearing YOU GOTTA STAND OUT to make it on Instagram 🤢⠀⠀
With over 80% of IG followers following brands, their feed can get a little clogged. GRAB their attention by making them ask "Is that my friend Zara" ⠀⠀
Obviously---> I am not. But by the time they realize it, they're already half way down my caption and reading about my next workshop coming up 🙌🏻⠀⠀
So you see... sometimes, it PAYS to blend in 🤑⠀⠀
Yes!!! This is true in all facets of life.. if you get things out of order, you mess up the results, right Don’t we tell our children this Don’t teachers tell students this when they are solving a math problem, writing a paper, or giving a presentation
So doesn’t it make sense that this would be true in business too If you get the cart before the horse, you are gonna spend a significant amount of time cleaning up that mess!!!! Even as a creative there is an order, a formula, a process to how you create. You may not call it that or recognize as such, but it’s true.
So get your business in “order” That May meaning hiring a social media person, or a bookkeeper, an accountant, a public relations company, or an attorney. Different businesses are in different places in their entrepreneurial journey, so what’s right for one is not right for another. Seek advice and wisdom from those who know more than you. There are lots of good people out there that want to help you move to the next level, but they understand and know, ORDER AFFECTS OUTCOME...which in business will affect INCOME.
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Since starting MIMI Handmade Baskets I’ve had the chance to « meet » so many talented people online, it’s quite amazing actually. We may have never met in real life (one day maybe) but my admiration of their creativity and the connection is real. ⠀
Caroline from @catchy_attitude is one of them (she’s also French btw! We are quite a few living in Australia...😂) She designs funky & colourful portraits and I’m so lucky to now have my own biz portrait. I mean, how cool is that!!! ⠀
Make sure to check her work @catchy_attitude you won’t be disappointed. She also has the coolest mugs & t-shirts 💕
I have said this before, but I NEED to hear this again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our thoughts are a powerful way to build confidence and overcome negative thoughts. But they can EASILY also cause procrastination, fear and doubt.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sit back and take a listen. What are you saying⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead of thinking this, try to say this instead...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨I'm a mess -> I'm human⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨I can't do this -> I can do hard things⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨I am a failure -> I am learning⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨Why is this happening - > What is this teaching me⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💙Rock it when your a mess, be proud of what your not good at, and search for the lesson in everything.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💙Practice practice practice what you CHOOSE to tell yourself because life feels so much better when you do.
One of my favorite moments of @businesschicks summit last week. #9tothirivesummit⠀
Being stronger. Inspired. Motivated. Take action. With the lovely @czech_cam ⠀
Stronger Together we can make accomplish so much !
What do people say about your business when you're not around
In the last four years, I've spent probably $400 total on advertising. Far more than my money has been my time to ensure that when I work with a client, consult to a business or teach a workshop or course, I'm doing so in a way that brings value to the recipient and encourages them - purely by the results they get - to spread the word.
Yes, advertising when done well can do wonders for a business, but more so can ensuring that your product or service is actually speaking to the needs and wants of your ideal audience.
#thursdaymotivation #knowyourpeople #findyourtribe #dogoodwork
I was reminiscing about a time when I had the most awesome mornings! No rushing out the door in a frenzy. Just waking up, enjoying coffee, reading and then taking my dogs for a run off leash in the woods somewhere. Jumping over rocks and fallen trees and just feeling free. (I worked 4-10) I wouldn’t want that schedule now, but that freedom! I miss that! The freedom to enjoy every morning, take my time, enjoy a beautiful Tuesday. I miss that! .
I don’t want to wake up rush to work, rush home, rush around to activities, then go to sleep and do it all over for the NEXT 20 or 30 years so that MAYBE I’ll have enough to retire someday. Do you
Thankfully theres another way, a way I never even knew existed. And I’m so freaking beyond grateful! I prayed for it! .
I was stressed out and not sleeping very deeply so I grabbed some of the good oils from my SIL and I felt soooo much better! I had to share! I found a community of people who also want to be a light to others, an answer to a prayer someone’s been praying for way too long.
Young Living is the opportunity of a life time! The oils are the best thing everrrr! They sell themselves! We help people learn to use them! That’s it!! And you can do that from your phone, from anywhere! .
Not only that we work as a TEAM! Literally helping each other grow! Everything I do helps another Mom stay home with her baby, helps a husband work less hours and not as far from home so he can see his kids more, helps another family fund fertility treatments, helps the Young Living Foundation rescue young girls from trafficking...
When you buy your toothpaste from Target does that happen Or does a CEO buy another vacation house Young Living is built on community. And now I’m building mine! Thank you my oily friends for showing me the light! 💛💛💛💛
What would freedom look like for you
#freedom #whatareyouwaitingfor #residual #businessowner #startuplifestyle #solopreneur #buildyourempire #businessgrowth #beyourownboss #dreamersandoers #femalebusinessowner #womenwithambition #communityovercompetition #createyourhappy #creativebiz #creativityeveryday #seekinspirecreate #doglover #thepursuitofjoyproject
I took some time from social media about a month ago because I was finding myself so mentally exhausted from life. Something I’ve probably talked about far more than anyone cares to hear.😂 Truth be told, I try and handle everything that’s thrown at me. Slap a smile on and just deal. I mean, what else am I supposed to honestly do
I pressed pause. Stopped looking at the gorgeous influencers who fill my feed. The boutiques I’ve watched blossom overnight (or so it seems) and all of the bloggers living the dream.
2017 and most of 2018 (until fall) my little biz, flourished. Way more than I had imagined. So trust me when I say, I set some really big goals for this year but unfortunately, life had other things in store for me that for the most part, were far out of my control. I was spending so much time comparing myself. Dwelling on what I had lost. Questioning myself daily. That I lost sight of everything I still had.
Things aren’t perfect. They are still far from that actually. But backing away for a little bit, allowed me start to reset my focus. It allowed me to appreciate what’s in front of me. Like the fact I live minutes from the beach (which is my favorite place ever besides Disney) and have the luxury of making my own schedule for the most part. I built something from nothing and for a while, I lost focus on that. I lost focus on my dreams and my goals but more importantly I lost focus on myself and what I DO bring to the table. I stopped focusing on all the good and focused on nothing besides the bad.
So here’s to pressing pause. Finding peace. Refocusing. And remembering what we all DO bring to the table and have to offer. Because that is far bigger than anything else life can throw at you. ✨
love the movement of this dress ✨
By CreativeDesignmfg ✔️