Be Bold Design Bold

Be Bold Design Bold

Be bold. Climb your own personal mountain. Let’s make good things happen. I’ll be crafting authentic design to improve the world. What will you be doing? ⠀

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Here are my fellow cohorts who just completed our @mtnbizworks Foundations class. Plus a few not shown who had Easter weekend plans. We’re heading out into the world as early startups with a renewed focus on our plan, mission and values. Ready to propel our business to the next level! 🚀💪🙏🎉 #ashevillebusiness
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Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Investing in the community is an important part of my focus. I’m dedicated to using art and design a tool to enrich the communities we’re a part of, both locally and globally.

That’s why starting this Valentine’s day, I’m running a “Follow your heart” special. 10% off all art and illustration commissions and design projects plus 10% of profits will be donated to @manna_foodbank. This applies to all orders through March 31st. Just mention this post to claim your discount.
Contact me today to get started!

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The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey

I thought I’d give a little more insight into my planner process. This is what it currently looks like. I’ve combined some things from the best self journal and bullet journaling.

I’ve got the day on the left broken into starting and ending the day with a gratitude reflection to help cultivate positive mindset. Then I pick a goal or focus for the day which is distilled from what I have going on at the moment.

Then I’ve got my action list for the day which I use some bullet journal style notation on.

I pick an inspirational quote that has to do with my goal or focus for the day as something to mediate on and craft a social media /blog post around.

Then I have my schedule which I list in two columns. On the left is my time as I plan to spend it. On the right is how I actually spent it. It’s ok of I don’t spend it exactly as I planned but doing this helps me to mentally check in and ask myself throughout the day: “Is THIS really how I should be spending my time RIGHT Now?” It helps to cultivate the mindfulness y’all.

On the facing page are daily notes on my action items, grocery lists, doodles, whatever I need it to be, really. Flexible space to fill or leave blank.

What does your day look like?

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Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

These past few months have been a lot of seed planting.

I always approach the sales side of the business as more of a farmer than a hunter. A patient approach to building long term relationships over the quick hunt for a fast transaction.

I don’t just want to sell someone my services, I want to take the time to get to know them and find out what they are passionate about and what their hopes and struggles are. Then see in what creative ways I can keep them grow their business. That may not mean some service I offer. It may simply be an introduction to someone else or sharing a resource. If the time comes that I can be of service, great. Until then we can still be friends, and I’ve still got your back and will cheer you on.

What seeds are you planting today?

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