Here’s a productivity hack that’s not only good for your business, but good for your mind: journaling. ✍️
Journaling is such a simple, therapeutic process that helps you put your thoughts on paper and realize your ambitions in writing. Since I’ve started journaling, I’ve been surprised at all the ideas I have that just begin to flow — ideas that I can revisit later and put into motion. 💡
I’ve found it to be best to journal right after I’ve gotten dressed for the day and first sit at my desk. Rather than hopping right on my computer and letting the craziness begin, I check in with myself and let my mind wander onto the page. Your entries can be short, long, and uncomplicated. You can even start with just a few bullet points, but resist the urge to turn it into a to-do list. I keep my tasks separate and reserve my journal as a safe space to unwind. 💆🏻♀️
Oh, and one more thing! I think it’s so much better to use a handwritten journal vs. a digital one. It turns out that our hands write slower than we can type, so as you’re writing each word in your journal, your subconscious is at work, overflowing with ideas for your next sentence. 📝
With the start of a new week, I encourage you to try to pick up this habit, if you haven’t already! Buy yourself a journal that you can stash in your purse and bring with you whenever creativity strikes. You’ll be amazed at the gold mine it will become. ✨
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What makes a great pillowscape Gorgeous fabric, an interesting shape or two, and a few special bits of embellishment are good places to start. We combined all these attributes to create a fabulous 50" rectangular “bolster” with two matching round pillows. Free instructions at Sew4Home. Link in profile.
Today is a coffee + code Monday. ❤
〰️ something to ponder.
Good M'rning! 👋🏽🤓👩🏽💻 Everyone talks about being consistent but hardly anyone talks about the discipline that's required to be consistent!
Discipline is finding the motivation to behave in a way that is consistent until you start seeing results. And once you start seeing results you keep going or learn how to be or do better. 🏆 This my friends is a form of #SelfCare too!
COMMENT BELOW if you've set a goal to be more consistent with something and you haven't reached that goal yet!
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I just made my 300th sale in my Etsy shop!!! 🎉 HUGE thanks to all of my customers and followers - I am so humbled and grateful for all of the support and love that you have shown to me and my little business during the last couple years! 💕 https://etsy.me/2Z7AcWa
There it is: Nr 3 of my Postcarddesigns for my new goodie series! Thank you all so much for all your entries! I will definitely do this again for the next series. Someone on facebook posted the panda, and since i saw a really cute and sweet documentary lately I thought „Yes“ let‘s do that. Pandas really have lousy libidos, thats why its so hard for them to make sone cute babys 🐼 - this is where my idea comes from. .
Juhu sie sind da! Die tanzenden Pandas, ich danke euch für all die Einreichungen und Ideen! Jemand auf Facebook wollte gern einen Panda haben - letztens erst habe ich eine ganz niedliche Doku gesehen, daher wusste ich, dass die Pandas eher eine schlafende Libido haben :D daher meine Idee. Ich hoffe sie gefällt euch! Ab August gibt es die neuen Karten in meinen Kursen und Workshops. #myartnight #pandas #lousylibido #postcarddesign #dancing #illustration #postkarten #ilovemyjob #creativelifehappylife #myart #illustrationdesign #randa #pandabears #goodies #workshops #bonn #giveaways
Coffee and braids in my pjs before I go to the other jobby-job this morning. Yep, I still work a corporate job. Insurance is expensive y’all.
Current work in progress. Jake the spaniel, who is sadly no longer with us.
Just a little reminder to those who might need it. No room for toxicity when you’re turning your dream into a reality✨
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Some example of the services I offer are listed below but do send me DM if you'd like more detail
1. Power Hour.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
An online or in person 60min session tailored to your goals. A light touch review with some easy to implement changes.
2. Social Media Strategy Development.
If your business is posting on social media and you don't have a strategy you are just doing it for fun. I'll review what you're already doing and what you want to achieve; and then I'll show you how to reach your goals.
3. Social Media Management
I take over the day to day management of your social media channel(s) so you can get back to doing what you love. I'll grow your accounts while you sit back and watch those numbers rise.
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This was my first time making my own wax seal! It was a little rough [ignore my ugly glue gun] but overall I was pleased with the outcome!
Ohhh its a shiny new iMac 🖥 day for me today! 😁😁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My daughter had just messaged to say my new iMac has arrived and I can’t wait to get home to set it up! 🤩⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been gently nursing my 7 year old MacBook Pro these last few months and frantically saving my files to Dropbox everyday just incase it decided not to start up on me one day and there have been a few heart in the mouth moments and lots of praying lol 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am apologising in advance if you see lots of photos of my lovely new Mac appearing in my stories over the next few days 🤪 all #applelovers out there will understand my excitement!
One of my very favorite things is teaching my clients how to bring on their first hire. They may not realize it but from day one I'm working on their mindset - reflecting their strengths back to them, shining a light on wins, constantly reminding them to delegate, delegate, delegate (even if that means passing a task off to me - sure I'll write that email template for you!)
One of my greatest joys is checking in on them during a wedding weekend and they reply with, "I'm at the pool with the kids but I haven't heard from my venue manager so things must be going good!" Responses like this typically evoke a high pitched squeal and happy dance out of me. 🥰
All of my clients are nervous to hire for the first time, nervous to pass the baton, nervous to release control. But after showing them practical checks and balances to put into play and teaching them the difference between a leader and a boss, every single one of them are rockstar leaders and truly love the role they play. Trading in that manager hat to be the CEO is LIFE-GIVING. 🙌
I had the pleasure of teaching alongside these amazing educators 👆 inside Creative 24/7. @katschmoyer has done an incredible job of cultivating a community that is hungry to learn. I hope I always have an appetite for higher education. July's content is all about scaling your business. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this community. To learn more about
Creative 24/7 head to @creativeatheart's link in their bio. Thanks for having me Kat + team!
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu! Seafoam Blue and Speckled Jade have been well loved, but now they have been retired. Link in profile to see the blog post talking about why, and what might be next!
Approximately translated, happiness is within us, and I just loved the way it sounds in german, more like in self of us rest the stars of happiness. ☺️.
Related to this quote, I remembered a little story I read long ago, about how the divine gift of every human was taken away by Gods and they were looking for a place to hide it. Some suggested the very depths of earth, some in oceans deep, some into the stars; and one of them came up with a solution that the treasure will be hidden somewhere where the humans will ever look, deep inside themselves. And since then, humans are searching deep in earth, deep in oceans, far away in the stars for that wonderful thing that exists within each and very self. ✨
Happy Monday! I will be sipping on coffee ALL DAY LONG and playing with a new camera and some gear that I am so excited to try. Who would have thunk that electronic and gadgets would have me so dang excited! Stay tuned for some sneak peeks and test shots ekkk!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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HAPPY MONDAY, my friends! If you don’t know by now, Monday is my FAVORITE day of the week. I love having the opportunity to set the tone for the next six days ahead - IE, getting ready to straight up CRUSH IT. 💪🏻
By the way...HI. I’m Emily. I’m often described as bubbly, energetic, positive, and driven...all mostly accurate! I can be a little extra sometimes, but one of my mottos is that being extra is totally permissible so long as you’re also extra kind, extra generous, and extra loving. 😘
When I’m not photographing weddings or engagement sessions, you can find me hanging with my family, brainstorming my next piece of content, hitting the gym, reading about personality research, discovering my next favorite band, or shopping!
What fuels me most in life is the opportunity I have to cheer on my couples as they pursue the next season of their lives as well as support my fellow industry creatives in their endeavors. Knowing that I’ve helped someone in some regard, or made a lasting impact in someone’s life, is unlike any other feeling I could imagine.
I consider myself blessed to be a full time wedding photographer and coach and can’t wait to see where the journey takes me!
I’m off to prep more sneak peeks and galleries! Hoping your week is productive and fulfilling, my friends!
PC - @kortneyboyettphoto (you always manage to make me look good when I’m on the job, sister! 😂😂)
And here it is! Painting on this old oil canister was harder than it looks. Yesterday it was so sunny and the paint dried too quickly. Today it was overcast so better for painting but still tricky on the uneven surface. (I did ask myself a couple of times at least why I can't just paint on regular canvases like normal people... 😂) But when I saw it standing there a few weeks ago, waiting to be taken away with some other trash, with shadows of pretty grasses dancing across it, I just really wanted to make the shadows permanent. Well it has been salvaged and now it stands in its new spot next to the old boat house (swipe to see). A curious detail in the grass. 😊
fully embracing island vibes ☀️🐚🌊
Instead of trying to be perfect, try to be the best version of yourself. Be real. Be sincere. Be genuine. Be YOU. Don’t let others tell you what or who do be. Unapologetically do the things you love, and don’t let anyone make you feel bad for any of it. Accept and embrace your little quirks and flaws. They’re part of you.
Photo credit: unknown (found on Pinterest)
Happy Monday!👋🏻✨These new works have been so fun to work on, changing things up creatively always brings an unexpected new energy for me. I am lovingly referring to this new release as The Highlands series. Can’t wait for their debut on August 10!✨ Photo: @caroline.eddy
This month’s guest expert, Heather Pranitis of @numbernerdbookkeeping, says, ⠀
“Bookkeeping is one of those business tasks that many entrepreneurs want to avoid. Creative entrepreneurs especially tend to shy away from the numbers, preferring to wait until the very last minute to get everything prepared for tax time, without fully understanding the financial side of their business. Does that sound like you”⠀
Heather shares How to plan for your financial future with easy to implement advice. This blog is not to miss! (Link in bio)
Painting no. 411. Happy Monday everyone! Cheers to a great week ahead that’s productive and fun 💫 also this painting is still available. Link in profile to shop original art #500portraits
Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit.
Then get back to work 💪