INSPIRING WOMAN OF THE MONTH! ONE OF OUR OWN!

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INSPIRING WOMAN OF THE MONTH! ONE OF OUR OWN!

WOMAN OF THE MONTH!

This week I am starting a new project, I want to SHOWCASE an Inspiring creative woman of the month from our amazing Facebook group. Why? because you are ALL so amazingly talented and this needs to be recognised. It will give you a chance to talk about your business, it will also help everyone understand how a real business works. If you would like to have your business showcased on our blog and Social media please let me know in the comments below! OR JOIN OUR INSPIRING CREATIVE WOMEN FACEBOOK PAGE and message me. 

This week our inspiring woman of the month is:
Designer Melanie Falvey

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About Her

Melanie Falvey is a jeweler and interior lifestyle designer she creates beautiful surroundings all around the world. She believes in the power of beauty as a means to achieving a healthier and happier home and workspace. She approaches every project from a holistic point of view, taking into account not only the aesthetics but also the emotional aspects of a space and its inhabitants.
Her signature style could be described as relaxed luxury, the marriage of high-quality natural materials with a stylish comfort.

Q&A

WHAT MOTIVATED & INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

Well I was designing weddings and interiors (I still do) and I used to make jewellery to relax and de stress in between projects. And then one day, I thought, hey, why don´t I do this properly? Set up a business and start selling my designs?

That´s how it all started and it´s proven to be a great combination, I wouldn´t want to give up any of my creative businesses.

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

I am a jewellery designer and I also handcraft most of my designs. I believe jewellery has the power to connect us to past, present and future and I love how it is infused of life´s special moments.

In many happy moments in a person´s life, there is a piece of jewellery that will remind them of those feelings and emotions.

I just love how it is another vehicle to create and feel happiness.

My mission is to fill a person´s life with happy moments, whether it is through creating beautiful surroundings for them or a special piece of jewellery.

WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CAREER AS A PASSION?

Absolutely!

Most of my memories even when I was really young involve making jewellery or decorating parties or rooms in the house, so I definitely know my career is my passion-how lucky is that!

What part of being a designer do you prefer? The Creative, Sales, social or marketing side?

I really enjoy designing, and to be honest, I would say Social media and marketing are really fun too once you know what you are doing! Tech was a bit of a challenge at first but now it´s (almost) a breeze!

WHAT IDEAS DID YOU USE TO GET YOUR BUSINESS UP AND RUNNING?

I just did it! I always take immediate action on my ideas, I cannot help doing so. I get so excited about them, I couldn´t imagine waiting for them to materialise…I need to get them started.

I obviously don´t put out every crazy idea I have…I sit on them or sleep on them, ha ha ha but if the excitement doesn'tfade, I take action!

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY of building your tribe for YOUR BUSINESS AND GETTING NEW CUSTOMERS?

I would say social media and holding pop up events because , although differently, they allow you to make connections, get to know them and establish relationships.

Who do you follow?

I would say…everybody who has talent! I admire so many designers it would be hard to name just a few.

Obviously the master jewellers are a huge inspiration : Cartier, Bvlgari, Boucheron…but I love many contemporary jewellers too.

WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES SO FAR?

Probably sales are always tricky because you need to be your own judge and put your designs out there and you always feel a bit vulnerable. You do get more confident though as time goes by and when you see the response in the customers.

HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THESE CHALLENGES?

I still try to overcome them day by day. I think as creatives and business owners we are always learning, growing, trying new things. I would say not a single day goes by that I don´t learn something new about the business, the craft or even myself.

But I love that ever “keep learning” attitude, so it´s not a burden whatsoever.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE the best ABOUT RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

I get to create what I envision, literally in many aspects. I create designs, I create my schedule, I create my lifestyle…it´s a whole lot of freedom (even though you need to be responsible about it, obviously).

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER creative ENTREPRENEURS?

Definitely get yourself some business education.

HOW DO YOU KEEP MOTIVATED when you are having a bad day?

Well, that´s exactly what I do in my other business, I create workspaces that maintain your motivation high and that enable you to perform at your best and highest potential. So, in my case, my workspace/studio is the perfect container for my creativity and productivity and I have triggers and resources in place to avoid bad days. I only have bad minutes, once I use my own tools, the day rolls again.

I believe having a supportive environment, especially for entrepreneurs is vital.

What are you main inspirations?

So many!

Almost everything I see is an inspiration.

But I would say my collections are inspired in archaeology, history,nature, celebrations, mood and empowerment.

What platforms do you use to sell you products on?

Right now I am re branding so I am setting up my own e-commerce. I was selling on other e-commerce platforms but I want to grow my BTC to be able to offer them a complete shopping experience. I feel that if I have control of the whole process, I can really cater for them.

Do you have any marketing tips to share with our members?

Create a solid brand and be cohesive. You can always switch things up later on or do a complete re brand but while you are at each stage, make sure it is solid and consistent.

Beautiful earrings by Melanie 

Beautiful earrings by Melanie Falvey

Beautiful earrings by Melanie Falvey

 

Thank you To Melanie for giving us all this great advice, please visit Melanie's website to view her wonderful designs at melaniefalvey.com

I hope you find this useful if you would like to be featured next time please let us know in the comments below and if you haven't already joined our Facebook community please (click here), the group full of inspiring creative women.

Katherine x

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Inspiring woman of the month! One of our own!

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Inspiring woman of the month! One of our own!

WOMAN OF THE MONTH!

This week I am starting a new project, I want to SHOWCASE an Inspiring creative woman of the month from our amazing Facebook group. Why? because you are ALL so amazingly talented and this needs to be recognised. It will give you a chance to talk about your business, it will also help everyone understand how a real business works. If you would like to have your business showcased on our blog and Social media please let me know in the comments below! OR JOIN OUR INSPIRING CREATIVE WOMEN FACEBOOK PAGE and message me. 

This week our amazing woman of the month is
Designer SHEENA BULSARA
 

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ABOUT HER
She is an innovative designer with experience in roles as a senior jewelry designer. She has worked for a variety of well-known luxury and high street brands. For the last 13 years, she has been spent immersed in a world of precious stones, costume jewelry, trims, beads, vintage jewelry and antique artifacts sourced from around the world.
She has also honed her jewelry making skills and production knowledge, not only by creating collections for various brands across the High Street but by building her own brand SB where she makes one of a kind jewelry by using and restoring old antique components with Swarovski Crystals. 
She embraces the challenge of taking on new projects and conceptualizing and creating innovative jewelry.

Q&A

What motivated & inspired you to start your business? 
SHEENA: I have worked in jewelry design for 15 years designing for all the UK High Street retailers and concessions in Galerie Lafayette Paris. 
There has always been this inner fire within me to try to break the norm within the design, break and redefine the boundaries of how objects should be used or worn.  Tired of designing throw away fashion items, I really wanted to create unique diverse collections which inspired people, evoked a sense of amazement, excitement and shows craftsmanship and skill. 
 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS
Would you describe your career as a passion? 
SHEENA: Passion is all I am  I’Mextremely passionate about Art, Design and what I do. I love creating and making new pieces it’s a feeling I can't really describe in words it's just an inner sense this is who I am. I knew I wanted to be a designer from the age of 10. 

What part of being a designer do you prefer? The Creative, Sales, social or marketing side? 
SHEENA: I love the design part the post but also the social side as I love meeting new people, talking and discussing MTM orders and also making people feel happy with what they have bought. 
 

WHAT ideas did you take action on/steps YOU TOOK TO GET YOUR BUSINESS UP AND RUNNING? 
SHEENA: It was helpful for me to be able to do this as I had been working within the industry for 15 years and also had the experience of traveling and working in many European and far countries. It was this experience I have been able to gain a sense of what is required to have a jewelry business.  

What is required for marketing, merchandise, aesthetically? What sells and what level of finish and quality you need to maintain in the business? What has been the most effective way of building your tribe for your business and getting new customers? 
SHEENA: The most effective for me has been social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but I also know a lot of stylists and buyers in the industry. This has helped to strengthen my tribe for business. Also, word of mouth a great book sums a lot of this up really well, book title purple cow by Seth Godwin. 

Who do you follow to get inspiration? 
SHEENA: Inspiration for me isn't from one source it's everything around me. I visit and go out to lots of fashion events, museums, private views, exhibitions and it's always inspirational.

What have been your biggest challenges so far?
SHEENA: I know that commercial pieces always sell better but I'm so tired of commercial jewelry that in actual fact I could potentially be earning lots more money but have made a choice to be bespoke from beginning to end. so the challenge has been financial. 

How did you overcome these challenges? 
SHEENA: I have overcome this problem by having additional services like loaning jewelry out for stylists to use for fashion events, runway shows or magazines. I also advise and repair jewelry for clients. the key thing in any business to be open, versatile in your approach, love what you do. 

What do you love the best about running your own design business? 
SHEENA: I love being in control of my design and in charge of what I want to place in my collection. I sometimes feel in fashion jewelry it's always about the next season but still feel that you can follow trends but still re use certain styles in the next collection by re inventing some styles. 
 
What advice would you give to other creative entrepreneurs? 
SHEENA: I would say to stay focused, be yourself, try to enjoy the process, be clear what direction you want your business to take, what you want from the business, and what you want to achieve and what time frames you want to get this done by. but to still smile.and try not to be overwhelmed with the business side. 

How do you keep motivated when you are having a bad day? 
SHEENA: I dance I'm an artist in many different ways, I feel it helps me to loosen and open my mind to creativity. 

What are your main inspirations? 
SHEENA: My main inspirations would be music, colour, art, painting.
 
What platforms do you use to sell you products on? 
SHEENA: A lot of social media and my contacts I have with stylists and people I now within the industry, also blogger events.
 
What ones are the most successful for you? 
SHEENA: Social media and bloggers events.

What is your objective in your business? what do you want to achieve? 
SHEENA: To innovate, create new designs that open the eye to the way we see and wear jewelry.

 What advice would you give someone who is starting out? 
 SHEENA: Just keep trying and believe.

Do you have any tips on tools that you use ie apps, websites, online things to help your business? 
SHEENA: I look at lots of different blogs as you can find endless information from them.

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I hope you find this useful if you would like to be featured next time please let us know in the comments below and if you haven't already joined our Facebook community (click here), full of inspiring creative women.

Katherine x
 

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19 Tips for marketing your new creative business

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19 Tips for marketing your new creative business

 

19 Tips for marketing your new creative business!

So it's time to start thinking about marketing and what you can do to build up your website traffic!

I have been researching a few ways to do this and listed them below, enjoy!

1) PR

Produce your own press release and send that out to magazines and bloggers, make sure it is relevant to them.

Take a look at a blog post I wrote on 7 ways to generate publicity.

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2) Website

Make sure that your website is hosted in a good place that will fit your needs, Shopify and Squarespace provide great templates to launch a successful online store. Shopify has loads of plugins to help with analytics and SEO. 

Squarespace has some lovely templates to choose from, both of my websites are on square space, its’ easy to use and effective.

3) Seo,

It can be difficult to rank high if you are new but keep at it, do a lot of research on SEO and make sure you use your tag words and optimise your site really well.

4) Google Adwords

Although they can be expensive people find them very effective.

Check what keywords are relevant to your brand and products and set up a monthly budget to bid on both short and long tail keywords. Make use of the guidance that Google reps will give you on these keywords during your account setup.

5) Re-marketing

Are those little ads that follow you around the web? Have you ever looked at a bag and then realised it’s following you everywhere? Have you ever decided to purchase those boots because you can’t seem to forget about them? That is the brilliance of re-marketing.

6) Create a blog and post high-quality content regularly.

One of the great ways to market your business online is by building a blog where you can post and share high-quality content that adds a high amount of value on a regular basis. This won't pay off overnight but works if you can stick with it. Consistency is key.

This helps to drive traffic via Google and helps to give you authority.

7) Connect with others in LinkedIn groups.

Connect with people in groups, don’t be spammy, post and chat with new contacts.

8) Instagram influencers.

With today’s social media we can reach thousands of people from all over the world, a few years ago this would not have been possible so take advantage of it.

You need power users and influencers to help spread your messages. This isn’t always free but it will give you instant access to a wide audience.

If you have 500 followers try approaching someone with a few thousand, if you have 2000 try contacting someone with 5000 instead of someone with 34’000, it may be cheaper or free if you can build a relationship.

9) Market your content on Medium and Quora.

This is new to me but sounded very interesting so please have a look at these.

Apparently, If you have a fairly new domain -- less than 2 years old with little authority built up -- you should work on marketing your content on sites like Medium and Quora.

How does it work? Write one high-quality piece of content on your website. Ensure that whatever you're talking about helps people in some way, shape or form.

Once you've done that, write another article on a site like Medium or Quora, also making sure that it's keyword-centric, insightful, unique and adds a lot of value. Create one link from that article using a primary or relevant keyword back to the main article on your site or blog. This is called content marketing, and it's the most powerful method for gaining traction on Google's SERPs, while also reaching large existing audiences through these authority sites as well.  Thank you, Google.

10) Implement the 80-20 rule to identify and market to high-value clients.

Identify which clients that are generating the most income for your business, you can then create more sales by sending them additional offers and discounts for other services and products.

11) Create You Tube videos

It would be great to create some useful videos that teach people things, for example, if you are creative you could teach people about your craft, you never know you might be the next You Tube sensation!

Be sure to drop a link inside the description back to relevant content on your site.

12) Email

Make sure you have a pop-up on your website asking your website visitors to register and join your mailing list in exchange for a one-time free gift or discount, it’s a great way to start building your email list.

I know a designer who makes most of her money via newsletters to clients, they are very stylised and get to the point. She often puts on a sale and offers this to special people on her list.

She also interviews successful women who have worn her garments, nice touch.

13) Work with popular bloggers

Reaching out to popular bloggers in your line of work, this is an effective way to market your business online, especially if you have something of value to add to one of their posts.

If you are a good writer offer your services as a guest blogger.

14) Regularly contribute on forums.

Join in on conversations and add value before you try to drop a link.

Add value. Chat with others. Make suggestions. Answer questions.

15) Build consumers on platforms like Yelp and Trust Pilot.

Encourage your clients to leave good reviews, this is a great way to build customer trust.

16) Giveaway with a partner

Find something that you can give away and partner with another company, group or professional in your field. You should be able to gain new clients this way so choose someone who may have the same clientele as yourself.

17) Give a talk at a professional conference or on a webinar.

I have given a lot of talks in the past to corporate companies and members clubs, it’s a good way to get known in your area.

18) Use Facebook ads and strategically-targeted landing pages.

Facebook ads are not free, you can use interests, geographic location, marital status, age and many others to help find your customers.

It’s a good idea to send them to an opt in page after they click on your ad instead of your website and have an offer on the page.

19) Offer a free product or service to customers.

You could offer a free 15-minute teaching course or skype conversation, they can ask questions and you can help by answering and giving tips...

Make sure you get the customer's contact details so you can get in touch with them later. You can then offer them a back end product that they need to pay for.

People are more likely to buy after they have had something for free.

Things take time, be authentic, take care of your customers, in the end, you will be extremely successful, I can feel it! X x x

Image thanks to Boss Lady

Image thanks to Boss Lady

Get creative Lady!

Kind regards

Katherine x

Thank you to Boss Lady, Google images and Calvin Klein for images.

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10 Important rules for success!

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10 Important rules for success!

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In this week's blog I wanted to draw your attention to Jack Canfield, he is a mentor, coach and author who has helps thousands of entrepreneurs.

Please look him up!

I recently listened to his 10 rules for success and wanted to share this with you.

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO IT WILL REALLY HELP

Enjoy and have a great weekend

ICW x

 

 

Thank you to google, U tube, Jack Canfield and the Decorista for images
 

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14 Great Creative Blogs to give you Inspiration

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14 Great Creative Blogs to give you Inspiration

 

I have been researching blogs for my millinery business and I wanted to share some of the best with you. I have included some recommended sites for learning, plus some fashion and lifestyle blogs to give you inspiration.

Lastly I added a link to a blog detailing trends for this year’s wedding season, you might not work in weddings but the trend boards in this blog are great for any designer.

 

Enjoy x

 

Learning

Tuts+: Learn creative skills and shape your future. That’s the message from the people behind Tuts+, which has over five million users and shares lessons about code, illustration, photography, web design, and more.

Skillfeed: With over 67,000 video tutorials and more than 8,000 hours of learning, They even offer a free trial.

Udemy: A place to learn real world skills online.

Lynda.com: One of the best known online tutorial websites,  Lynda.com covers a huge range of topics, including web, design, development, animation, video, audio, photography, business and even education.

 

Lifestyle

Kinfolk: With jaw-dropping and mouth watering photography, Kinfolk is a popular choice for many creatives worldwide. Its website features content that’s available to subscribers.

Poppy Loves: A fresh and very appealing London lifestyle blog that covers the city’s events, cafes, restaurants, fashion, music, art and design.

Everyday Carry: Peek inside the pockets and lives of interesting creative people. Very simple idea but so fascinating.

The Selby: Take a peek at interesting creative people in their own studios, homes or workplaces. With funky little interviews and great photography, this is a must-read for creatives everywhere.

 

Fashion lifestyle

The Fashion Guitar

Dutch-born, NYC-dwelling, statement dress-wearing fashion blogger, Charlotte G.

Why: Charlotte mixes up her ultra-feminine style with classic staples, with a quirky twist.

 

Pernille Teisbaeck

Lithesome, Danish, street style regular Pernille Teisbaek

Born in Copenhagen, Pernille Teisbæk is the epitome of sleek, Scandi, style perfection.

Stella's Wardrobe 

History graduate Stella Kattermann

Kattermann is instantly recognisable for her bleached do and serious fringe. Her blog is suitably personal, hot in East London.

 

Coco's Tea Party

Gregory’s blog is all about feel-good fashion and interesting

 Coco’s Tea Party is a lifestyle blog dedicated to providing attainable style inspiration for fashion-savvy young professionals.

 

Advanced Style

Cohen’s dazzling street style snaps of stylish seniors is a treat. He grew up worshipping both his glam grannies and parlayed his respect for the older lady

Finally, I will leave you with a Summer wedding trends blog, to finish with a bit of inspiration

http://www.magnetstreet.com/wedding-color-trends

Have a Great week and see you next time x

Thank you to Google images for images 

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How To Overcome Your Money Blocks!

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How To Overcome Your Money Blocks!

Money Blocks

Are you struggling to earn money?

Your money blocks have probably been hanging around for many years. You have unconsciously taken them in from the conditioning of your parents, friends, teachers and society.

Most of us have them, I know I did.  

I used to get frustrated at not earning enough.

” What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”

By Buddha

 

1- Where have your money blocks come from? 

You need to brainstorm before you go any further.

Lots of things can affect the problem – you think you are open to receiving but your unconscious is not letting the money come in.

You might feel that you don't deserve it, selfish and greedy for wanting it.

Films can condition us, for example the bad person is rich and the good person gives everything they own to the poor.

Some bad people do have a lot of money but that won't be you. Think of all the good things you could do if you let yourself earn more money, if you opened yourself up to really receiving.

Write down all the reasons why you might not be able to receive money and then surrender them! Start to open yourself up and be willing to allow more money into your life.

 

Please watch this video by the amazing Jack Canfield on the secrets to success! Its worth it!

2) Program your mind for financial abundance

You can do this by reading books, listening to money manifestation meditation mantras.

Really start to feel yourself opening up to receiving more.

Jack Canfield talked about an experiment in his video that proves the mind needs at least 30 days for your unconscious to start believing in the changes.

You will be surprised at the opportunities that will arise once you align yourself with what you want.

Try to listen to Manifest Money Now by Power Thoughts Meditation every day, even if it’s just for 5 mins.

You should also repeat affirmations every morning and night – you must attach feelings to the thoughts for this to work

Money affirmation ideas

  1. I feel rich

  2. I attract money now

  3. I am very happy and grateful that money comes to me in increasing quantities from many sources on a continuous basis

  4. I am willing, ready and able to receive money

  5. I see abundance everywhere

  6. I am grateful for what I already have and for all that I receive now.

  7. My income is growing higher and higher

  8. Money flows to me easily

  9. I am sensible with money and manage it wisely

  10. I allow my income to constantly expand and I always live in comfort and joy

"Our intentions attract the elements and forces, the events, the situation, the circumstances and the relationships necessary to fulfil the intended outcome. We don’t need to become involved in the details—in fact, trying too hard may backfire. Let the non-local intelligence synchronize the actions of the universe to fulfil your intentions for you."

 by Deepak Chopra   

          

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3) Take the right action when opportunities appear, don’t let it go, grab it!

If you are not in the right position financially right now, then the actions you are taking are not the right ones. Really think about what actions you could take that are different and would bring in more financial abundance.

Start with that first step that truly inspires you and then add on another one. You will soon feel the energy which will push you forward into the financial abundance you are seeking take over.

I would love to hear what you think about this topic – please leave comments below.

See you next week for more tips and inspiration, Katherine x

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What gives you strength in the pursuit of your dreams?

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What gives you strength in the pursuit of your dreams?

I expect that your business ideas and dreams are really important to you, they certainly are to me and you wouldn't be trying so hard if they weren't. I also believe that you will never give up, you might take different paths and try new things but they will all lead to the same amazing outcome if you want that hard enough.

I have never given up on my dreams even though times have been tough, I remember ever occasion when I wanted to give up but I didn't and I am so glad about that. Whenever you feel that you want to give up this is usually just before a turning point so keep going.

I have written 10 points below to help you stay on track and realise your dreams in your entrepreneurial journey!!

I’d LOVE to hear what keeps you going? please Leave a comment below!

See you next week.

1) Don’t think to much — know and act.

“Don’t think. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it. What’s stopping you?”Tim Grover

 2)  Don’t let Money motivate you.

I know we all want extra money and getting that bigger house or fast car is a motivation but it should not be your sole purpose, if it is you will give up, think of family, friends, who can you help, what could you do that would be truly amazing once you are successful?

3)     Always strive for more

It’s not even about the goal. It’s about the climb to see how far you can push yourself. The journey is life and the details are what makes it exciting, when you have reached your goal make another.

Strive to be the person that you want to be in 10 years’ time!

4)  Don’t be afraid of failure.

Most people stay were it’s safe, don't be one of those people.

Don’t worry about falling down, you won’t be able to fly if you don’t try.

There is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head.

If something goes wrong  pick yourself up and try again, it’s all part of life and could be for a reason. Don’t give up!

5)  Never stop learning

When I was at school I couldn’t wait to get home, the only subjects I liked was history and art but now I am in love with learning,

Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. Never stop improving and honing your skills and knowledge.

Knowledge is success!

6)  Don’t compete with others.

If you keep to much of an eye on others you run the risk of copying so listen to your own intuition, take your own inspiration and see what comes of this.

Competing with others makes no sense. It pulls you from your authentic self and creates the pressure to produce.

 7Always work on your mental strength.

I love listening to mediation to build my self-confidence and creativity.

Your mind can battle with you on occasions and give you negative thoughts, to change this you should train your unconscious not your conscious mind to believe in you and accept change.

 “Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them.”Josh Waitzkin

8)  Confidence is your greatest asset.

Even if you don’t feel confidant act like you are, your mind will believe you in the end and you will become confidant. Push yourself out of your comfort zone, do those things that you are scared of.

I used to hate speaking in front of a crowd of people but for my business I had to do it and things became easier, I still get the nervous feeling but I ignore it and move on, it takes time be comfortable with this but it’s worth it.

When you’re confident, you don’t care how many times you fail, you’re going to succeed.

9)  Choose simplicity over complication.

We all have a tendency to over complicate because we need to feel that we are working hard, the best way to deal with things is to simplify and streamline.

Have a look at your business, what can you do to stream line? What are you doing that is taking too long?

Record what you are doing each day and have a look at your productivity.

In this day and age, we have loads of apps and businesses to help us automate and streamline so look out for them or ask me, I can help.

If you are not sure, find a mentor and ask.

10)  Make time for recovery and rejuvenation.

Always make a bit of time for yourself, I know we are busy but you could spend endless amounts of time on your business, if you didn’t have to sleep I bet you would carry on through the night but you can’t.

  • Put some time aside for learning
  • Time aside for fun
  • Time aside to inspiration
  • Time aside for working hard
  • Time aside for relaxing

 Don’t burn yourself out.

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Conclusion

“From this point, your strategy is to make everyone else get on your level, you’re not going down to theirs. You’re not competing with anyone else, ever again. They’re going to have to compete with you. From now on, the end result is all that matters.” — Tim Grover

Everything is already within you. All you need to do is trust yourself and act.

Are you amazing!

Have a Great weekend.

K x

www.inspiringcreativewomen.com

 

 

 


 

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Conquer Your Fears

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Conquer Your Fears

Some people call it a journey, others a pilgrimage and the rare few call it an odyssey. Regardless of the name you refer to it as the path to success is never easy. There will always be something standing in the way which delays your goals. Often times, the thing that is blocking success is something you may not realize but have complete control over. I am talking about fear. Fear is one of these obstacles that has the power to consume you, if you let it, and alter your route to accomplishment.

 

I’m not saying that your fear isn’t justified; everyone is scared of something (for me, snakes). Success isn’t easily achieved and the amount of work it takes to triumph is often terrifying. Rejection, failure, selling, putting yourself out there, etc., these possibilities are imperative for entrepreneurs and yet somehow seem to be viewed as distressing.

 

These things are all meant to test you. If being a creative entrepreneur, everyone would succeed and there would be a lack of appreciation for the trade. It is these tasks which inflict fear that weed out the talented and dedicated from the undetermined. These people, the ones who struggle through their fears to achieve their goals, they are the ones who will triumph and realize victory.

 

Fortunate enough, if you are one of these incredible people who are strong enough to push through the hard to reach success, there is greatness on the other side. Often times after you fight the battle of conquering your fear there is happiness and attainment on the other side. This is where the big stuff happens that holds the potential to be everything you worked towards and more. Keep moving forward; keep fighting through your fear and I assure that you will achieve the goals you set out to achieve on an unparalleled level.

 

 

1.    Awareness

Overcoming your fear is impossible unless you step up to the plate and realize them fully. Allowing yourself to understand your fears as simple thoughts rather than holding complete control will help you master them!

 

2.   Gratitude

Instead of dwelling on fear when you feel it, focus on the positive aspects of your life in which you are grateful for. If you’re afraid of selling, feel grateful for the opportunity and appreciation demonstrated by consumers.

 

3.   Read  

Reading books that discuss your particular fears will give you the insight and knowledge on how to overcome that certain fear. Every fear is different so focusing on what scares you most is the best shot at complete triumph.

 

4.   Take Action

Fear is a figment of our imagination. When you allow them to control you, you grant them power. If you take action and face your fears they immediately become weaker because the reality isn’t nearly as scary as imagination.

 

5.   WTWTCH

What is the worst thing that could happen? Be honest with yourself; your life will keep going if you face your fear and make a mistake. Afterword, simply move forward.

 

6.   Breathe

This is the simplest and most powerful way to overcome your fears. Stabilize yourself through breath and allow it to free you from all of the fears that burden you. 

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Book Love: Eat, Pray, Love

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Book Love: Eat, Pray, Love

The recent change of seasons has ignited a need for enlightenment and inspiration. After a long holiday weekend filled with adventure, I find myself back to a normal routine still longing to be entertained and motivated. With the sun consistently on the horizon setting the optimal mood to visit my favorite little pond in London, cracking open one of the best-sellers has offered me all of the inspiration and magic I was hoping for.

The sincere ode to femininity and self-discovery, Eat, Pray, Love, is a personal-memoir written by the enlightened Elizabeth Gilbert. Driven by a distressing unhappiness, Gilbert searches for serenity and decadence through the exploration of Italy, India, and Indonesia. The three I’s reveal a captivating spirit that was kept dormant by pressure and discontent. The tales of eating in Italy, connecting to religion in India, and discovering love in Indonesia offers an emotional roller-coaster filled with laughter and tears. Eat, Pray, Love sparkles with an array of pure happiness. Courageous, sidesplitting and moving; getting to know Gilbert through her travels is overwhelmingly inspirational.

 

If you, like me, are an enthused entrepreneur searching for a new perspective on life Eat, Pray, Love is the perfect odyssey to dive into. After a productive day of work or during some free time, treat yourself to a gelato and park yourself in the sun with this memoir at your fingertips. I assure you will not be disappointed. 

 

Here are some of our favorite quotes and what they mean to us!

 

“Then I looked around this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way back to build itself up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it.”

  • Don’t let yourself to get caught up in the many negative distractions of life, you will miss all of the positive opportunities right in front of you. Doing what you love and finding happiness in everyday life should be your main goal. Striving to achieve creative entrepreneurship can lead to many obstacles; the key is to move past them without allowing them to break you down.

 

“People universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck or something that will descend on you like fine weather. That is not how happiness happens. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it; strive for it; insist upon it.”

  • Nothing comes easily and without work! You have to put in effort to achieve exactly what you want; do everything in your power to achieve your dreams and goals. When all is said and done, know that you have exceeded all possibilities to accomplish success.

 

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate, if you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”

  • Allow yourself to learn from your mistakes and past with a strong and positive mind. With a resilient awareness, all things are possible to achieve and overcome. Building your own business is difficult; give yourself an advantage and make the road to success as smooth as you can!

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