Posts in The Creative Life
Doing the Daily

I once heard it said that marriage isn’t hard, it’s just daily. I think that's so true. And I think the same can be said in business.

For marriage, a typical day includes ups and downs with work, with your emotions and in communication. Sometimes I deal with frustrations well and sometimes not. But the sun comes up every morning and I'm given another day to try again, to do better, and continue the good work. And that's how it is in business.

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20 Everyday Things to Keep You Inspired

It happens to everyone. We have a burst of creativity and want to go out and conquer the world. We also have those times where there is no inspiration in sight and it feels like we’re pulling teeth to squeeze out one drop of our creative capabilities.

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that sometimes I stare at my computer for minutes just thinking. Or I pick up my pencil and look at the paper and am frozen with lack of ideas and creativity. So if you can relate, I’ve come up with a list of everyday things that never fail to inspire me, not only in creativity but also in life and looking at the bigger picture. So I hope this list helps you so when you’re at a point where you don’t know how to push back through the creative mental block you can do one of these things for a little boost.

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9 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Full-Time Job

From someone who currently has a 9-5 and a side hustle, it’s easy to see other people who work for themselves, sigh and say, “that would be so awesome.” And in my mind, that is “making it.”

But the truth of the matter is, it’s trading one set of problems for another. Instead of the dream of having a day to work from home, it becomes the struggle of making deadlines so you can get things done. Instead of freedom to do work you love it becomes the struggle of making something people will buy. Instead of the long commute to work it becomes the struggle to find new clients.

The more I’m alive, the more I’m discovering that it’s not going to be perfect on the other side – wherever the other side is. It’s never greener over there, unless you water it. You can make your full-time job as wonderful or as miserable as you want and trust me, I’m speaking to myself when I say that. So today I have compiled a list of ways to be thankful for your full-time job and also some ways to use it to your advantage. 

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Not Hating the Grind

Do you ever feel like, come on already, let’s move on to the next phase of life. Some phases are harder than others for sure, but I’ve been feeling a lot lately of wanting to move on and get things rolling rather than sitting back and being like, whoa, I’m super happy about everything.

Something that has really helped me overcome that feeling of mild depression (I can be a little bit dramatic at times) and anxiety is looking around and really taking stock of where I’m at and how I’ve been so blessed. 

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