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.
I want all of us to make it! ⚡️ You with me? Raise your hand if you believe that there is enough room for all of us to chase our dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We champion community over competition in order to truly raise the tide for all. This means celebrating and supporting the accomplishments of others because success is not a zero sum game. It means elevating fresh voices, rooting for the up and comers, and working every single day to leave this industry a little better than how we found it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is what we believe in. This is what we fight for... every single day. #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #honeybook
She never broke the rules. She checked every box, colored within the lines, and made playing it safe her full time job. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She was what the world needed her to be—never straying from the path, never daring to look beyond the life that was set in front of her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day—that changed. Her world was rocked in a powerful way and her eyes were opened. She discovered a strength, a resilience, within her that had been hiding all along. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She didn't want to sit on the sidelines anymore, waiting for permission. She was ready to make waves. 🌊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Still waiting for permission? Still hesitating, worrying that you aren’t ready? Take my advice—the world needs you to use your gifts and make your mark. You might be the one we are all waiting for. #communityovercompetition
Don’t be surprised if you see me picking up my camera more in the near future... 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last night, @natalie_mcmullin and Aaron rocked their shoot in the Marin Headlands and last week I booked two weddings for two (soon to be official) husband and wife photography teams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Having the opportunity to photograph professional photographers is such an honor. These folks dedicate their careers to capturing the most important days in other people’s lives... and they deserve the most extraordinary experience in return. Excited to serve a few of my industry friends in this way over the next few months! ♥️ #communityovercompetition Hair + Makeup by: @isabeljacksonbeauty
Donut worry about a thing. 🍩 Every little thing is gonna be alright. [Bob Marley] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ CONOR UPDATE ✨ I’m so grateful for all of your love and support over the past two weeks regarding my 9 year old brother, Conor. His amazing care team at UNM Children’s Hopsital has determined that he needs to be transferred. There is a chance that he will be flown from New Mexico to UCSF—where I had my brain surgery, to undergo additional testing as early as tomorrow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have this indescribable sense of peace knowing that the same hospital that successfully removed my brain tumor will now be working to save my brother’s brain too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please continue to keep Conor in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days. I promise to keep everyone updated as we learn more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RISING TIDE! 🌊Three years have resulted in 450 local gatherings, 75k members, 36 monthly education guides, + 600 articles on the blog... all driving towards our goal of leaving this world a little better than how we found it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We started @risingtidesociety to see what would happen if we all united together—hundreds and thousands of big dreamers, risk takers, and wave makers. Along the way, we've learned that entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be lonely. We don't need carry the burdens of business ownership all by ourselves, silently struggling in silos. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is power in breaking that cycle and building genuine relationships within the industry—the kind of friends you could call at 2am when everything seems to be falling apart. Deeply rooted relationships that a built to last. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the past three years, we have seen community rise above competition. We have rallied together, united in the spirit of camaraderie, and empowered one another to thrive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh, and we're just getting started. There are some daringly big dreams in the works and I cannot wait to share some of the things that we have been working on. Happy Birthday Tiders! #risingtidesociety