Posts tagged positivity
Nothing is Ordinary

I know how easy it can be to get bored with your routine, even when you love what you do. Before you know it, you're taking your skills and expertise for granted. You're telling yourself that anyone can do what you do. After all, it's nothing special.

Meanwhile, you see what someone else has going and think to yourself, “Wow, that is so amazing. If only my business were that exciting/unique/interesting...”

Not so fast, friend. First off, you're totally off your rocker and I'm going to tell you why. Now bear with me here for a bit, and let's see if we can overhaul that perspective.

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Slowing Down

Whether you own your own business or not, we all experience overwhelm sometimes. Our culture is constantly applying the pressure for us to ramp up, do more, work harder, and optimize every minute of our lives. And to be completely honest, most of that pressure comes straight from our own heads.

We're constantly telling ourselves that we're not doing enough—that we're not enough. I'm just as guilty of these feelings as anyone else. There are definitely times when I let stress, anxiety, and expectations—my own and those of others—get the best of me. But over the last few months, I've been really trying to take my own advice and slow down.

Creating Space for Renewal

For those moments when you're feeling tired, uninspired, and drained the solution isn't always to keep pushing on and grinding yourself down. Sometimes the best way to get back on the right track is to slow down and create some margin from your usual routine. How will that help? These 6 steps to slowing down will show you just that and more.

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Defining Your Brand of Professionalism: Part 2

Welcome to the next installment of Defining Your Brand of Professionalism! During Part 1, I focused on the benefits of expressing yourself through your brand. After all, when you're able to embrace your style and share your unique wisdom, we all benefit. When it comes to becoming the creative professional you're meant to be though, that's only the beginning.

Mind the Mindset

I believe the most important evidence of creative professionalism transcends how you dress or where you work. While those factors definitely contribute to our confidence and contentment, real professionalism comes down to your mindset, what you do, and how you treat others.

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