Strong women support other women. Raise your hand 🙋♀️ if you believe that there is enough room for all of us to make our mark. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what #communityovercompetition is all about. ⚡️ Rather than compete, we empower. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today’s doodle was inspired by a photo from @stitchandshutter (check out her feed + leave her some love today!).
Insert donut pun here. 🍩 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And donut forget to change the placeholder caption. No, seriously donut make that mistake.
What are your core values? Have you ever written them down? 🙌🏼 (If you have, share one or two of them in the comments below!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I absolutely love our core values @honeybook + @risingtidesociety because they shape everything about our company culture and product experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This weekend, Huey and I are heading to Grass Valley for a camping ⛺️ trip with a few of my colleagues and I can’t wait! It’s the perfect excuse for Huey to put some of our survival gear to good use (he loves watching Doomsday Preppers 😆) and sleep beneath the stars! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS: I will be sharing a little on Instagram Stories and be sure to follow Nicole @ivoryandcooper who is hosting us on her farm!
Hey there! I'm Natalie. When I'm not bribing my friends to take photos of me on Santorini rooftops, I am normally found in San Francisco with a bottle of dry shampoo in one hand and a [twice microwaved] cup of coffee in the other. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I lead community efforts @honeybook and cofounded an amazing group of creative entrepreneurs called the @risingtidesociety. It all started when I challenged people to use the hashtag #communityovercompetition back in the spring of 2015. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Three years later and I've transitioned from a career in wedding photography to cultivating communities among small business owners, freelancers, and creatives. In that same time period, I‘ve also moved across the country, had surgery to remove a brain tumor, and started working on my first book [more on that later #spoileralert]. 😆 It’s been an eventful season! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love my high school sweetheart and our rescue pup named Hunter Hayes (I can neither confirm nor deny name inspiration from a certain country musician). I'm also a Nikon shooter, La Croix lover, and all around neuroscience nerd. I’m an INFP and an enneagram 3 who loves introverting on Friday nights with a good book after hustling all week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd love to learn more about you! Do we share anything in common? #fridayintroductions
It's LAUNCH DAY for an initiative that our team has been working on for months—a collaboration between @honeybook and @creativelive to create free legal, financial, and marketing resources for entrepreneurs! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was incredibly honored to host a panel between @dominiquebroadway, @christinascalera, + @ashlynscarter as part of this project and today... it's going live! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can get access at www.creativelive.com/honeybook and I encourage you to leave some love for our three incredible educators who gave so much of their hearts and souls to this project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This, my friends, is what #communityovercompetition is all about!
I'm happiest when I am spending time with the people I love and exploring new places. Anyone else?! 🙋🏼♀️ As a result, travel has become a huge part of my life and my first big trip after my brain surgery in November was an adventure in Tel Aviv, Israel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've gotten so many questions about why I have visited Israel twice this year (yes, twice!) and what I loved most about my trips—so today on the blog, I'm sharing everything! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hop on over with the link in bio to read more and let me know what you think! #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by: @galleree
You don't need fancy clothes or a thousand Instagram followers. You don't need to have your inbox at zero or have it all figured out. You just need to show up—right here, right now! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Community says, come as you are. Bring your baggage from the past and your worries for the future. Reveal the qualities about you that make you unique—your quirks, opinions, and fascinations. Pull up a chair and join the conversation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today is #tuesdaystogether and in hundreds of cities around the world creative entrepreneurs are gathering in the spirit of #communityovercompetition! Head over to @risingtidesociety’s link in bio to find the meeting near you!
What are you most excited about this week? Shout it out in the comments below! I want to know! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm counting down the minutes until #tuesdaystogether tomorrow where our @risingtidesociety chapters will host meet-ups in the spirit of #communityovercompetition around the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you've been looking for a way to get plugged in and find your community—this is it! Head over to the @risingtidesociety account and click the link in bio to see local meeting locations and download the guide! This month, I’ll be joining the San Francisco chapter and next month I’ll be in Miami! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo from my visit to @tuesdaystogetheratl by the one and only @lindseylaruephoto
Be the reason she feels like she belongs. Be her advocate in a world constantly trying to tell her that she isn't good enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remind her that she matters, that her story matters and her voice matters. Affirm her strengths. Celebrate her wins and walk alongside her through her struggles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't be afraid to show her your scars—be vulnerable when you speak about your failures. Let her know that the road to success is long and that stumbling is indeed a part of the process. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be the leader you wish you had when you started. The person who puts community over competition and champions a mindset of abundance. Your actions could make all the difference. #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety
“If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” — Anthony Bourdain ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My heart is heavy as we say goodbye to a man who brought the world into my living room for years before I had the courage to travel it by myself. It reminds me of how common depression and mental illness are in the creative space, especially in our community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being a creative entrepreneur takes a toll and far too often we are afraid to talk about it—the stress, responsibility, and uncertainty at times can be overwhelming. Social media and images like this one can contribute to the belief that someone’s life is perfect when underneath the surface there are struggles no one is able to see. As a community, we have a responsibility to look out for one another. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year—that’s one person every 40 seconds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please speak up if you need help. You are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Listen without judgement if someone opens up about their struggles with mental health. Be an empathetic ear. Use your voice to shatter stigmas and your platforms to bring awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you or anyone have thoughts of suicide, confidential, help is available for free at the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.