Earlier I was reading advice from a marketing guru, and honestly, it made me kind of angry. The advice she was giving was the exact opposite of what has worked for me and my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But that's the beautiful thing about owning your own business, you get to do things the way you want to. No one has all the answers. There's no one right way to do things. We all get to decide what works the best for us and for the people we serve. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's good to learn from others, and I wholeheartedly believe that people should passionately share what they've experienced and think is the best, even if it's not the way I would do it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But in the end, what's most important is creating a business that makes you and your people ridiculously happy. No one else matters.
Winners don't compete-they reframe the problem, reinvent, create and conquer new challenges and run their own race. - Bernadette Jiwa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't get stuck making small changes in your business to compete with others doing the same thing. Think bigger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured: Business cards I designed for Amber, owner of @somethingbeautifulstyles. She definitely thinks big, and now in addition to managing an on-location hair and makeup team, also co-owns a beautiful boutique where brides can get everything they need in one place.
Hey there! In case we haven't met yet, I'm Amanda, and I love helping creatives own their awesome and connect with their dream clients through personal brand coaching and brand & web design. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For #fridayintroductions, I thought I would just go for it today and share one of my most embarrassing moments. My first day of college, I had to gather all my drawing supplies and carry them up a very narrow set of stairs to get to my first class. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Naturally, I dropped what was in my hands and extremely large pieces of paper, charcoal pencils, erasers, and other things went flying down the stairs. Everyone trying to get to class had to stop and wait for me to gather all my things before getting to their own classes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The best part, however, is that I had also managed to get charcoal all over the backside of my khaki pants, and those students also got a front row seat while waiting for me to pick my stuff up. I didn't realize this until later when another student made a comment as he was passing by me in the hallway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's just say this wasn't how I wanted to get my college career started after being homeschooled most of my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that I've shared, please share yours! Instagram is all about making connections, and I can't think of a better way to bond than over shared embarrassment. 😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by my home girl @laurenbumanphotography
*winner has been notified. Thanks for playing!* 🎉 I have one more giveaway for you before the week is over! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This time I'm giving away this gorgeous handlettered print by @rawsugarwrites_ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Running a business means pushing through doubt and discouragement at times, and never losing sight of why we started in the first place, which is why I love this encouraging piece of artwork. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To enter: 1. Make sure you're following me and 2. Tag a friend who has encouraged you to persevere during your tough times. No need for multiple entries, I just want to spread some encouragement and make sure you're not a bot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ US residents only. Giveaway ends at 8 PM AZ time on Sunday, Sept. 17th and is not endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Raw Sugar Writes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. Thank you so much for all the entries to my previous giveaway! Reading all the sweet comments you have left for each other has been such a joy and exactly what I was hoping for. ❤️ Winner will be announced soon! Photo credit: @rawsugarwrites_
*Edit: winner has been notified. Thanks for playing! * To celebrate the official launch of my new website last month, and to thank everyone for their support, I'm doing two giveaways this week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The first is this sweet little mug from @redemptionmarket. Not only is it full of good vibes, but a portion of the proceeds went to @charitywater, an organization working to provide clean water in developing nations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To enter: 1. Make sure you're following me and 2. Tag a friend who inspires you with her (or his) positivity. No need for multiple entries, I just want to spread a little joy and make sure you're not a bot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ US residents only. Giveaway ends at 8 PM AZ time on Thursday, Sept. 14th and is not endorsed or sponsored by Instagram or Redemption Market. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PC: @redemptionmarket