This was the highest compliment.
See, I have this weird knack for taking what you perceive as a mess and creating order out of it.
Felling lost/stuck/unsure how to proceed? Bring me allllll the pieces and I’ll show you how they fit together.
This is part of my superpower. 💪 ...
Deep soul breath. #peaceinthemindfirst #hardtoremember #mountainmama ...
Ashley Posey from @holisticacceptance is a psychotherapist and holistic practitioner. She is trained in both traditional psychotherapeutic services (counseling), as well as integrated energy healing through mindfulness, meditation, and Reiki.
Ashley is passionate about helping those who have struggled to find the right fit for their therapy needs. Her clients are new to therapy or seeking new therapeutic options and consider themselves to be holistically minded or curious. She works with individuals, couples, and families.
Ashley was a complete joy to work with. Her communication and vulnerability were inspiring throughout the project. We enjoyed choosing a calming color palette and natural textures for the website to provide a gentle, welcoming feel.
Creating a website is so much more than just a `pretty project.` Your project becomes a true expression of who you are and what you are meant to do in the world. This is the first step in an ongoing journey of becoming for Ashley and we were honored to be a part of it. ...
There is just something about tilting my head to the sun … or the moon … and soaking up the light that recharges me. A rare cool summer morning and I’m savoring it! #moreofthisplease ...
#intothewoods #naturehealsthesoul #moreofthisplease ...
What poppin’ for you this summer? My garden is producing tomatoes, cucumbers, banana peppers, and fresh blueberries. And our flowers and just amazing this year!
Fun fact: I planted flower seeds when my business group started earlier in the Spring. Planted with love, intention, and their goals in mind. 💥 ...
Sometimes it’s really hard to see beyond the weeds in your business. When that happens, pick up the phone and schedule a strategy session with your coach or call a friend who gets it! You don’t have to do it all alone. ...
As someone who really enjoys my comfort zone, I don’t like this fact. Yet it’s true. We also can’t grow if we’re comfortable.
Every speaking gig I’ve accepted, every new project that has stretched me, every new group or individual requiring new skills … they all stretch me outside of my comfort zone. Demand growth. And carry a deeper responsibility that I don’t take lightly.
Yet every time a new door is opened or a new awareness is unlocked.
Being a leader isn’t about power. It’s about leaning into the spaces available for growth and nurturing the people around you.
On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you allowing yourself to stay? And how is that limiting your joy? ...
How is your need for control? Does it limit your progress? Or cause more stress than it actually needs to?
You know more than you think you do. You just have to learn to follow the trail of earned wisdom that brought you to your current challenge. Then be brave enough to lean into what DO have control over instead of focusing on all that you don’t have control over. ...
Appreciation goes a long way. So does mutual appreciation. Go ahead and add communication to that list as well 💗 ...
No matter what stage you’re at, stick with it. The best is yet to come. Business ownership is a continuous cycle of beginner mind, trial and error, learning as you go, mastery …. And repeat. ...
If you have ideas other than concrete to secure it better. I’m all ears, too. No idea what I’m doing and figuring it out as I go 🤷🏻♀️ ...
This is really just for me today. But I’m sure some of you need the reminder, too. ...
That moment, when your toddler asks you to create a masterpiece for her. So you do. And before you can even finish it, she says, “ mama, I want to wash it away! I want to make it disappear!”
Can’t business just be like this sometimes, too?
- Barely make a project live before the client decides they’re on to the next project.
- release something you love only to have it criticized.
- spend hours helping a client to have them decide they’re not ready.
Good thing there are always more clients. More projects. And more fun ideas!
On to the next masterpiece. ...
Imposter syndrome is real and it leads to things like:
▪ self doubt
▪ feelings of failure/incompetence
And guess what? It’s totally normal.
Take a look at the 4 Stages of Competence model and determine where you’re at. Next time you feel imposter syndrome creeping in, just remember:
You’re gaining competence.
You’re on your way to mastery.
…. and then you’ll start all over again with a new idea 😆 ...
There is a LOT of content out there. Most of it telling you what you’re doing wrong. Or what is wrong with you.
So pause and take a minute today to tap into what you’re doing RIGHT, please.
Because reading all of that can make you feel like crap pretty quickly. There are many days I turn social media off because it just doesn’t make me FEEL good to scroll and read. What about you?
So just a reminder to anyone who needs to see it today … you’re doing better than you think you are. 💗 ...
NOT knowing what I’m doing has made me an expert over the years.
I posted recently about this personal project I’m working on. We have this really awkward slant on our side yard that we’ve never done anything with. When we recently had our driveway worked on, I ended up with a bunch of extra pavers. I knew just what to do with them. I’m creating a sensory pathway for my daughter. Between my work hours and time with her, I’m doing little chunks at a time usually in the evenings. The only problem is … I have no idea how to build a stair-stepped walkway. Or a sensory pathway.
As I work on this project, it’s reminding me how I approach most projects.
1️⃣ start with an exciting (but big) idea
2️⃣ realize I have no idea what I’m doing
3️⃣ lay it out imperfectly just to get a visual
4️⃣ start to form a plan
5️⃣ do few steps with my new plan to test my theory
6️⃣ realize it’s not quite right and adjust
7️⃣ get into the hard work
8️⃣ refine as I go
9️⃣ let go of my need for perfection
I almost always do things the hard way. Then get better at it as I go and my brain smoothes out the process. But I would have never created anything if I didn’t just try it first.
I’ve used this when creating my:
- signature course
- creative projects for my daughter
- house projects
JUST TRYING (with no idea what I’m doing) has changed my life over the years. Just write down an outline and see what happens. What could you create by just trying? ...
We love our hard working clients. Allow us to introduce you to @thinteriors
Tamara Heather Interior Design hired us 11 years ago to design their logo and website. We’ve since refreshed their website twice to stay up-to-date with company changes and also modern with media and design changes.
Tamara’s work amazes us with its beauty and creativity. Such a pleasure to support her through the years and see her business growth.
Thank you for trusting us with your designs, Tamara!
If you’re in the market for #charlotteinteriordesign (or the surrounding areas), Tamara is a trusted choice. She’s branching into senior living as well which is near and dear to my heart at the moment with my senior parents.
Take a minute to explore her beautiful designs - they’re flawless!
Link in comments. ...
When it comes to setting up your business, most everything is editable.
Step into the enjoyment of a new idea. Play with it. Don’t take it too seriously.
The joy is in the trial and error. Try your new idea on, explore what it’s meant to be formed into. If you mess up, edit it and try it again.
Testing of a new system doesn’t have to be stressful - it’s just that … a test. Enjoy the experience of learning something new.
Inviting clients to check out your new business or try your new offer doesn’t have to be scary or sale-sy. This is an exciting time of growth for you. Invitations or announcements need to be wrapped in a fun, joyful expression of who you are. That’s what the offer is after all … an expression of you and your brilliant ideas.
Way too often we throw out a great idea because it didn’t work the first time. If your people loved the concept, then pause, be honest with yourself about what did and didn’t work. Then, try again. Better this time. Have *more* fun with it. Deliver better results.
I almost always do something the hard way the first few times I put it out in the world. Then, I erase what didn’t work, edit it, and try it again. It’s been working for 20 years! ❤️ Don’t be so hard on yourself. Enjoy the playful process of entrepreneurship. ...