Last week as I was walking I heard an adult throw out a rude comment from his car to a complete stranger on the sidewalk. It wasn't a unique comment, I've heard it before. But its lack of uniqueness didn't make it any less offensive or take away any of its power to make a person feel down on themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I shook my head and gave a little eye roll of - seriously?!, my thought quickly changed to - Why? What satisfaction did this person gain from saying such a rude comment to a complete stranger? Most likely that moment of feeling better about themselves would be fleeting, and the commenter would forget about it in less then a minute without any personal gain and only a quick laugh with the buddy he was riding with. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But there is another side to the story, the person who is fighting for confidence and was just ripped down again into self-doubt, self-hate and sadness. For them the moment is not fleeting. The comment sticks. It replays over and over again in their head. And even days, weeks, or months later it sneaks back into their thoughts at the slightest trigger of self-doubt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll be honest. The comment was directed at me. A comment perfectly aimed at one of my struggles. And yes, it hurt. What the commenter doesn't know is because of the space I was in, the messages I'd heard the previous couple of days and conversations I had recently, I was able to quickly forgive him for his immature comment. I also prayed for him and the struggles he is dealing with and I prayed that he would learn to share kindness over harmful words. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're still reading this I want to encourage you to share kindness today and always. And I want to say thank you to those who make the effort to do so already. Like this sign, let us - Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti. 🎊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Leave a comment tagging someone (or multiple someones) with a few kind words for them. They might just need it today. 💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ThrowKindnessAroundLikeConfetti #ShareKindness #PositiveVibesOnly
Wishing you a fun, safe and happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I'll be spending time with family to celebrate our country's independence and ending the day with a favorite - fireworks. Curious about what I may be up to? @shaunaeteske and I released a episode for @thecreativelegacypodcast today on our Fourth of July Traditions! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Listen to the episode: thecreativelegacypodcast.com/006-fourth-of-july-traditions ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Brianna Santellan
I've had a lot of conversations about business cards lately. From are they still worth having to how to do something a bit more unique to help it stand out. Truthfully, it is not worth it for everyone to have a business card. But for those spending a large portion of time making connections with potential clients out of the office it can be beneficial. Here's a few reasons why: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • It allows you to easily exchange information • The potential client can write on the business card something unique about you or your conversation on the card - if you haven't done this it really helps to remember individuals • They can be left places, and if the right information is on them, they can work for you to reach people you haven't met and you don't have contact info. for • A well designed or unique card can leave an impression! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m sharing four ways you can put a unique touch on your business card to leave an impression at sarahschraderdesign.com/blog. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you still use business cards?
Last year I did my first solo trip. I didn't go far, simply a few hours south to Chicago. Though a few months later I was wandering the streets of Austin, TX. While I had been to Chicago a few times before, both of these solo trips have become among my favorites. They put me outside of my comfort zone and stretched my limits. It can be scary to be in a big city, surrounded by strangers and unsure of what is around each corner. But I found it to be freeing as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was also in these solo trips that I learned about @remoteyear. And ever since I have heard about it, it has been on my heart to join one of their programs. Working while still being able to travel and take in new environments and cultures is the dream, and something I feel myself being pulled to work towards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is a goal you are working towards?
My friend Alex, the awesome boss mom and Squarespace guru over at @heiprodigital, guest blogged for me today! She also has an amazing success story since launching her website less than a year ago! And she is sharing her top three reasons why having a website is important. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Take a read to find out how a well designed website can boost your confidence in your business and how it can even work for you! Because who doesn't love taking a bit more work off of their hands! 🙌🏻 sarahschraderdesign.com/blog