Facing Your Fears

Facing Your Fears

If you’ve spent any time at all listening to, reading, or watching Design+Style posts and episodes, you’ve probably figured out that I am extremely allergic to pretty much anything outdoors, a ton of foods, but most especially shellfish (both crustaceans and mollusks)....It’s ridiculous. It’s terrifying. It’s a fact of my life.

Weekly Roundup - January 19, 2018

Weekly Roundup - January 19, 2018

Quick question: Did you have a snow day this week?

Or possibly three like Dixie did? By Thursday she was climbing up the walls she was so ready to get out of the house. Besides going stir crazy, the other thing that tends to happen when people are stuck in the house is they REALLY  notice all the things that bug them about their homes--to the point that they're ready to fix it NOW).

If you live in an area that got hit with a winter storm this week, this week is the perfect time get engagement and interaction on your social media by doing a blog post, Facebook Live video, and other posts asking questions and giving info on ways people can spruce up their homes and how YOU can help!

Why We All Need a Visibility Advocate (Or Two!) by Laura Brzegowy

We all know a “Dee Dee the Designer”. Photos of her work constantly blow up your Instagram feed, her Facebook Live videos greet you daily, and her Pinterest boards are followed by thousands of adoring fans. In fact, more than one of your clients has mentioned Dee Dee’s posts to you. While Dee Dee is “shamelessly” splashing her work all over social media, you’ve chosen to “keep it classy”. Could your minimalist approach to social media be challenging your bottom line? After all, you currently have zero clients in the pipe line. Could the fact that Dee Dee, and her work, being so easily found all over the internet have anything to do with why she’s booked solid? For the next 6 months?

Weekly Roundup - January 12, 2018

Weekly Roundup - January 12, 2018

This week was the Visibility Challenge. How'd you do? (If you missed out on it, don't worry! We've got the links in the In Case You Missed It section at the bottom of this post.) 

Visiblity Challenge week is always one of our favorite times. It's so much fun to see so many of you getting out there and showing up! And people get super creative with their posts, too. (Sometimes they get super creative at trying to do the challenge without showing their faces.) We also love how encouraging Design+Style Club members are to each other. It makes us grin every time!

Some Things You Should Know About Me

Some Things You Should Know About Me

You know that gut-wrenching feeling that if you put yourself out there as the face of your business, people will automatically start judging you? Yeah, I'm super familiar with it. Two things about my personality type make that feeling even more overwhelming? I hate being wrong and I hate being thought of as less than. Let's not even start on the thought that putting myself out there online would make it ridiculously easy for judge-y people to actually broadcast their judgement for everyone ELSE to see. SHUDDER.

How to Do It All

How to Do It All

Being a creative entrepreneur is no joke. You are the one responsible for doing ALL the things. The To-Do list goes on and on. Now, let’s add in your service projects, time with family and friends, routine chores, exercising, remembering to keep up with oil changes, haircuts, and teeth cleanings. If you’re really lucky, you might be able to have time for a hobby. And if you’re a side-hustler, you can pretty much multiply all of that by two.

Weekly Roundup - December 15, 2017

Weekly Roundup - December 15, 2017

What a week! On Monday we had NINE interviews with Design+Style Clubmembers (for a very special episode to start off the new year) and Tuesday we got to chat with the fabulous Cheryl Janis. Add in getting ready for a special Facebook video with some of our favorite podcasters and planning for some in-person Design+Style visibility in 2018 and WHEW! Talk about a whirlwind!

By the way, If you haven't finished filling out your Christmas wish list, next week's podcast is going to be all about our favorite things - the services and products that keep our busy lives from being CRAZY busy.