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41 seconds ago
An oldie but a goodie
‘We need to quit trying to be awesome and instead be wise’ - @jenhatmaker
When we’re trying to be awesome we’re stuck in a mindset of what we can get from the world - validation, praise, reassurance. When our goal is to be awesome we become untouchable. This isn’t good breeding ground for healthy relationships - keeping up appearances stops relationships from blossoming because nobody ever gets to know you. When your goal is to be awesome, you don’t think you need to learn from anybody.
When when the goal is to be wise, you’re focussed on how you can serve the world by being enriched and in turn enriching your environment. The only thing wise people take from others is what they can learn - and the only way to access this is through vulnerable relationship and the confession that we don’t have it all figured out.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing - Socrates.
4 minutes ago
Just a friendly reminder that my greeting cards and posters are still on sale in my Etsy shop ☺️ Make sure to have a look at them before they're all gone! You'll find the link on my website 😉
7 minutes ago
Ladies, you win some and you loss some but if you made money in your business don't let someone steal your joy of the chase. Business can be so much fun and even if you haven't made leaps and bounds in your profits remember it all counts.~e
8 minutes ago
Instead of dropping more and more money on courses you don't actually need this year, I've got a better idea. 💡
What if you could find out exactly what your best marketing strategy involves (because it's aligned with what feels good and natural to you)... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And THEN pick and choose the course(s) and training(s) that apply to that specific strategy? 💁🏼♀️
Because honestly. If being on video feels terrible, why on earth would you buy a course on YouTube. And if Facebook ads feel complicated and salesy, dropping a couple hundred (or thousand) on a course isn't going to eliminate the icky feelings. Or if coming up with social media content is always ALWAYS a struggle, buying a content planning kit won't necessarily make it any easier. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let's get to the heart of the matter here (and stop overspending on sh*t you don't need). 🙅🏼♀️
Find out what your best marketing strategy REALLY entails and commit to learning about just those few things so you can actually move the needle this year! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You in?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨First step = go to marketingpersonalities.com (link in bio) to find your Marketing Personality Type and what your best marketing strategy includes. ✨Second step = LET GO of all the other junk not meant for you.
10 minutes ago
I was SO bummed when my old way of doing this stopped working. For a while, I was putting . in between each line, but that was annoying and didn’t look as good!⠀
Finally, I figured out a way to do it that is easy and gives you those perfect looking line breaks that you want 👌⠀
Click the link in my bio to watch! 🤗
14 minutes ago
Just a post to prove I still make camera straps 😅
I’ve been so caught up with #thecozyblanket and new woodburned designs that I’ve neglected the item that first put my shop on the map!
14 minutes ago
Thinking about which social media platforms should you use for your business?
Here's a quick tip:
Focus only on two to three platforms.
Being present across all platforms is okay if you have a dedicated marketing team, along with writers and graphic artists, focused solely on posting relevant content. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But if you're a small business owner who doesn't have enough resources to exhaust, posting daily on several platforms isn't feasible.
What you can do is focus on two to three platforms where most of your target market are. You'll have better chances this way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you're looking to EXPAND your digital skills, we have a fun community over on facebook which you can join!! Trust us all the popular kids are already here.. ✨💚
15 minutes ago
5 Days 🌿
One of the greatest lessons we've ever learned as small business owners is: your business can be designed to enhance your life, rather than take away from your life. ✍🏼
After a couple of years of overwhelm and overwork, we discovered: We can simplify our services, we can set business hours, we can create streamlined processes so our days, weeks, and months aren't so overwhelming. 👭
Although doing so required planning and behind-the-scenes work on our business, we experienced a new season of clarity, purpose, and joy.
It created a ripple effect and allowed us to produce better work, serve our clients more wholeheartedly, and find the balance we'd so desperately needed.
This important lesson - and so many more - inspired us to create The With Grace and Gold Workshop. We wanted to help designers fast-forward through the burnout, and instead, create a design business with intention. We wanted to help designers avoid burnout altogether, and instead, create a successful, sustaining business they love and feel proud of.
Our sweet attendee, Macey, shared with us that the workshop brought her confidence and purpose. Just TWO months after our 2018 workshop, Macey took her part-time business full-time! 🎉
Enrollment for our 2019 #WGGworkshop begins in just 5 days! Click the link in our bio to be the first to know all the details!
18 minutes ago
2019 Business Tips
(1) Know Your Goals:
Having a clear set of goals that you want to achieve is key to success.
You should always be looking to grow in some way or another!
(2) Focus On Customer Service:
Whether you are a B2B business or B2C, service is very important for brand awareness, reputation and customer retention.
Every business will have different types of customer service, so find the customer promises you want to keep and stick to them.
(3) Keep Up To Date With The Industry:
Things change fast! It’s important to know your industry inside out and keep up to date with any changes.
(4) Social Service:
More and more people turn to social media than calling up helplines when it comes to praising and the not so nice complaints. When customers contact you on social media, aim to respond within an hour. If you are not able to respond around the clock, be sure to put in your bio the times people can expect a response. We live in a world where people expect instant responses and instant replies. How you handle a complaint on social media can prevent it from getting out of hand and prevent people from trying to publically damage your reputation.
(5) Revisit Your Original Goals:
When you first started your business, whether it’s small side hustle or your full-time gig, go back to your original goals and mission statement.
(6) Review The Previous Year:
It’s always a good idea to see what went well over the last year and what didn’t. What things do you need to stop, start and continue to do to grow your business?
(7) Give Yourself A Break:
Owning a business is never easy.
It’s so tempting to work around the clock when you are passionate about something. But you need to learn to switch off and give yourself a break.
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20 minutes ago
Happy Birthday, little man! My little is 5! 😭🥳 5 years ago, I had the most difficult day of my life. Giving birth to you was literally a life altering experience.
On a super emotional, snowy, and dramatic turn of events, you were born and my life was turned upside down.
I knew that I wanted to be a mom when I was 6. And 23 years later, I got that wish. Now 5 years since then, I’m still uncovering the true gift that I was given then.
May you continue to be your silly, kind, thoughtful, gentle-worded, engineer brained, and delights in making songs boy for a long time to come. 🧡
Going to @legolandcalifornia to celebrate your birthday before the baby arrives is a joy I won’t soon forget!
I love being your mama! 👩👦 Photo by @madisonrshort
22 minutes ago
Do-Hee and I are both strong believers that personal projects truly help us grow, explore, and hone our craft. Do-Hee ( @schmohee) started a personal project a little while back that showcases a fictional web design each week. This design is one of my personal favorites because it is minimal and sophisticated but with organic detailing and a rich color scheme. I feel very lucky to have a partner that consistently works so hard to grow as a designer and push the bounds of the website design industry. Interested in giving new life to your brand and website? We have openings starting in Late February. Send us an email and we would love to talk.
25 minutes ago
Ставьте «+» в комментарии, если уже сходили на выставку Фриды Кало и Диего Риверы 😉✌🏻 ⠀ ⠀
Кстати, броши из коллекции FRIDA можно приобрести двумя способами (не считая возможности получить их в подарок 😋):
1. На выставке «VIVA LA VIDA” в ЦВЗ Манеж, Москва.
2. Заказать здесь, написав в Директ. ⠀
#wooland_frida #fabergemuseum_artshop #фридакало #ксоло #лимитированнаясерия #inwooland
Write “+” in the comments if you’ve already visited Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
exhibition. 😉✌🏻 ⠀ ⠀
By the way, you can purchase brooches from the FRIDA series by two ways (besides the opportunity to receive it as a gift 😋):
1. At the “VIVA LA VIDA” exhibition at the Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow.
2. Order here by writing me in Direct.
#wooland_frida #fabergemuseum_artshop #fridakahlo #xolo #limitededition #inwooland
27 minutes ago
Wondering where my faith will lead me this year... Just know that I’m coming for everything God has in store for me.
27 minutes ago
We’re big fans of these beautifully simple designs inspired by nature by @wendycalder.ceramics 🌿 .
We’ve just had a delivery of these best selling mugs so get one while you can £16.50-£20 depending on the size 🖤
31 minutes ago
Day dreaming about what my next collection will hold. Where will it lead me, what will I discover? Getting so excited to announce February & March’s showings.
32 minutes ago
Eritrea 2018 ..
Perché non mi piace viaggiare! ..
🇮🇹 La jeep corre veloce lungo la strada polverosa. Fuori dal finestrino scorrono scampoli di vite, così profondamente diverse dalla mia. Vite che chiedono, vite che soffrono, vite a cui senti in qualche modo di voltare le spalle. Una sensazione di inadeguatezza, un senso di colpa si fa strada dentro di te, ed è impossibile fermarlo.
Anche questo è viaggiare ..
🇬🇧 Why I do not like travel.
Our Jeep runs fast throughout the dusty road. Pieces of lives move quickly before my eyes outside the window. Lives who ask, lives who suffer. You fell helpless and in some way guilty. You feel like you are turning away.
34 minutes ago
Currently working on bringing this magical brand to life ✨⠀
As a designer, it's extremely important to me to help my clients create collateral & tangible pieces for their brand. I'm all about being a long-term partner for them because I know if you're not a designer, logo files & a style guide can only take you so far.
37 minutes ago
WAHEY SNOW DAY ❄️❄️ Just kidding, I work for myself and the commute to work consists of heading down the corridor to my home office 😂 That does mean, however, that I can sneak out and venture into the countryside as and when I need it. When I’m in need of some inspiration, be it for a brand design or social media post, there’s nothing like a walk in nature to blow the cobwebs and hit refresh for me. So now it’s a bucket of peppermint tea and a date with Facebook Business. I hope you are all enjoying the lovely winter weather, stay safe ❄️❄️
40 minutes ago
It doesn’t matter if you have a personal brand or run a small scale, medium scale or a fortune 500 company with thousands of employees. You need to have a clear direction for your business. A good branding strategy can give you that direction and keep you on track. Branding gives every person in your business the tools to meet the businesses goals. Your branding will lay the foundation for what you do and don’t do as a business.
So do your business brand had a direction? Share with your reason why you feel so…
#brandherafrica #imohiniakpaniko #designstrategist #brandconsultants
40 minutes ago
Who recognises this landmark then?
It’s probably the next place which will be changing beyond all recognition on Stokes Croft
Bristol artist @johncurtisart has captured many of the area’s street-art adorned buildings in his paintings and prints. Come and check out his full collection .
Pics from £3
Paintings from £45
40 minutes ago
Dreaming of the summer... & some new designs for when it finally arrives ... ♨️🎨🏖🌍❤