Raise your hand if you, like me, have been spending waaay more time in front of a computer screen than you would like lately. ✋🏻 That’s why it was so fun to stand outside and do something creative with my hands at the wreath making workshop by @teaspressa and @thewildfloweraz yesterday! I’d like to think my wreath reflects my personality. Colorful, off balance, and a little bit much. 😜
Want to know the advice I give most frequently when it comes to launching? 🚀 Don’t wait to share! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So many people hold everything back and wait for one big reveal. But your launch is a huge gala, not a backyard barbecue!. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So give people lots of time to plan on being there by showing behind the scenes, sharing the journey, and teasing what’s to come. That way when you’re ready to party, you’ll have people ready and waiting to celebrate with you. 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —- Throwback to this mark for @laurenbumanphotography and when those two letters finally fit together just right. 👌🏻 #designbybrandepiphany
Now more than ever, it’s important to me that my money goes to businesses that align with my values. I want to know that I’m part of an economy that prioritizes people over profits, a heart for serving, and a vision for making the world a better place. That’s why I’m so happy to be a @showit.co fan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only did these guys create the website platform of my dreams, they’re super supportive of their community. I’m lucky enough to live local to Showit, so have had ample opportunities to see them live out these values firsthand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One way they support their people is by publishing a book highlighting some of their favorite designs, and I’m thrilled to say that two of my websites made it in this year! Thanks for being so awesome, @showit.co. 💕💕💕 And shout out to @pureinart and @laurenbumanphotography, whose websites made this possible. #designbybrandepiphany
As 2018 winds down, and 2019 comes closing in like a freight train, I'm holding on to these encouraging words shared by my dear mentor Elise @heysweetpea : - I know this time of year can be emotionally exhausting as you look backwards + forwards at the same time. It's easy see the past 365 days as not good enough. Almost, a reoccurring case of FOMO as you look at what you've done vs. what others around you have accomplished within that same period of time. But both of those things are super dangerous, because they leave out your definition of success + happiness and what (and who) you hold most dear. - So instead of comparing yourself to others or focusing on any goals you didn't reach, sit down and write out all the things you did accomplish this past year. And as you celebrate each and every one, please remember this: You aren't defined by what you've achieved. Make this year (and every year) about what you've OVERCOME. Because all those battles you've fought, hardships you've faced, and battle scars you've felt are more than enough, dear one. - They are more than enough. - PS. If you haven't listened to the new @heysweetpea podcast Nobody Talks About This yet, you need to ASAP. Episodes 1 and 6 especially are solid gold. ✨ - 📷: @lunabearstudios
A gentle reminder: don't forget to listen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we sit down or jump on the phone for a consultation, or a coaching session, or just a friendly coffee date, it can be so easy to think about the value we want to offer. We're eager, we're prepared, we've done our research, and we're ready to help. But no matter how prepared we are, often the greatest gift we can offer is to be a good listener. Too often I've jumped in with solutions before taking the time to really understand the problem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And this isn't just good life advice, it's good business advice. I'll never forget the steps I heard from sales coach @kendrickshope when she was discussing sales calls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. When you get on a call, first ask questions. 2. LISTEN. 3. Thank them for sharing. 4. Then, offer solutions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This not only allows us to give the best advice, but also to affirm other people and show them we care, which makes them more open to hearing what we have to say. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After all, what we most desire is to be truly heard and seen.